Glenwood Springs
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Glenwood Springs featuring a luxury hotel or resort and swimming

Relax in hot springs or ski down snowy trails at this Colorado resort town that’s close to some of the best ski fields in the world.

Colorado’s Glenwood Springs is a popular vacation spot known for its natural surroundings and relaxed small-town atmosphere. Explore the area with outdoor activities such as paragliding, climbing or hiking, and then enjoy the town’s variety of restaurants, bars, shops and day spas.

Come during the summer to make the most of the area’s hiking and biking trails. Glenwood Canyon is lined with dozens of paths suitable for all experience levels. Follow the track along Dead Horse Creek to reach Hanging Lake, a small basin that appears to be suspended over the cliffs below. Rent a kayak or canoe, or join a rafting tour to explore the Colorado River. Paddlers from all over the world come to experience the manmade Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park, which runs alongside the river.

Enjoy a variety of sports in Glenwood Springs during the snow season, which usually runs from November through March. The town is less than an hour’s drive from six world-renowned ski mountains including Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Vail, Buttermilk, Snowmass and Beaver Creek. Visit nearby Sunlight Mountain Resort, a 470-acre (190-hectare) tract of land offering trails for skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers of all levels.

In any season, families will love Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, which features roller coasters, ziplines and other attractions set against a scenic backdrop. The park also offers walking tours of wide caves.

Also open year-round is the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. Watch the kids play on the slides as you relax in the warm mineral-rich water, or swim a few laps in the “big pool,” which is the length of a football field.

Highways run directly through Glenwood Springs and connect the town with nearby cities. The town is less than an hour from Aspen’s airport. There’s an Amtrak Station with services from San Francisco to Chicago, and a Greyhound bus station. Glenwood Springs has a condensed downtown so it’s easy to get around this area on foot. For daytrips, it’s best to rent a car.

The Bear's Den Private Cabin on Beautiful Acreage
The Bear's Den Private Cabin on Beautiful Acreage
Glenwood Springs, CO
The price is $119 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly cottage is within 6 mi (10 km) of Roaring Fork River, Red Mountain Trail, and Frontier Historical Museum. Glenwood ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (105 reviews)
It was an great stay for a good value
"For the value, it was a great stay."

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

The Bear's Den Private Cabin on Beautiful Acreage
Glenwood Canyon Resort
Glenwood Canyon Resort
3.5 out of 5
1308 County Road 129, Glenwood Springs, CO
Situated in the mountains, this cabin is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Glenwood Hot Springs. Roaring Fork River and ...
4.1/5Very Good! (27 reviews)
"It was a really nice cabin. Staff was really friendly. The cabin could have used hooks for hanging clothes for swim wear to dry.But other then that no complaints"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Glenwood Canyon Resort
420 Loft a Smoker Friendly Vacation in the Rocky Mountains
420 Loft a Smoker Friendly Vacation in the Rocky Mountains
Glenwood Springs, CO
The price is $200 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in the heart of Glenwood Springs, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Frontier Historical Museum, Glenwood Hot Springs, and Iron Mountain ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (46 reviews)
Awesome location
"The loft is wonderfully located right in town - you can walk everywhere. The elevated patio was the perfect spot to kick back and chill out."

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

420 Loft a Smoker Friendly Vacation in the Rocky Mountains
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