Top 10 fun things to do in the most fun town in America!*
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Take a short walk four blocks to the east of Hotel Glenwood Springs to Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. This popular resort destination, established in 1888, offers enjoyment for vacationers year-round. The main attraction is the Hot Springs Pool, naturally heated with mineral waters. The Pool is over two blocks long and is surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains along the banks of the Colorado River. See our Hot Springs Pool Package for an immediate savings, or we will be happy to sell you discounted tickets directly at the front desk and we will also provide you with towels free of charge.
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, with America’s only mountain-top theme park above Glenwood Springs, offers cave tours, thrill rides, dining, children’s activities, special events and more this is a MUST-SEE! The new gondola will enhance your adventure with a faster ride to and from the park and no stops!
Iron Mountain Hot Springs offers 16 NATURAL mineral hot springs soaking pools and a freshwater family pool with jetted spa. All surrounded by mountain views along the Colorado River.
Book a room and you will receive a promo code with for 10% tickets to the Adventure Park.
Designated as one of Colorado’s most beautiful hikes, Hanging Lake sits at the top of a mile and half trail following a lush creek through the majestic Glenwood Canyon. Local’s tip: Be sure to get misted at Spouting Rock!
The Hanging Lake permit & shuttle system is in place to protect the fragile ecosystem and provide visitors with high-quality experiences through education and interpretation. Please acquire your permit here. The Hanging Lake Welcome Center is located at 110 Wulfsohn Road, Glenwood Springs CO 81601, next to the Glenwood Springs Community Center.
As the first trains forged the Glenwood Canyon in 1886, passengers were awed by the steep canyon and beautiful river. Prior to the train, not even the Ute Indians had experienced the scale and beauty of the majestic canyon. Today you can catch the train and arrive at the steps of the historic Hotel Denver in downtown Glenwood Springs, all the while taking in the best views that over a century of passengers have enjoyed. Or, spend an afternoon capturing the views from the 16 miles of paved bike and walking trail, pedaling your way next to the Colorado River as it winds through this magic place. Local’s tip: Bike from east to west, it’s downhill!
The heart of Glenwood invites you to dine on our restaurant row. Downtown 7th Street hosts restaurants catering to all taste buds, from grand burgers to creative gourmet entrees. 7th Street is anchored by Glenwood’s own Brewpub, winner of many prestigious national and international awards. Local’s tip: May we recommend the smiley fries served on a Frisbee for the kids and maybe the Saint James Irish Red for you?
Fishermen, we will keep it simple for you; 42 miles of continuous Gold Medal waters. Cast peacefully along Roaring Fork River, just blocks from Hotel Glenwood Springs or The Hotel Denver, or take a short drive to the Frying Pan River in Basalt, Colorado. Local’s tips: Fish early and fish often.
Ride the legendary Colorado River on your terms; whether punching through a wave on a whitewater raft with friends, a tranquil glide on a paddle board or trick the surf in a kayak at the Whitewater Park. Local’s tips: t-shirts on the river get wet and stay cold. Best to use sunscreen with regular swim attire. “The bull” is the best seat in the boat!
Glenwood comes alive in the summer with live music. Sing along with the comedy of drama at the Glenwood Vaudeville or pack a light sweater for an evening under the stars at Music on the Mountain or the popular Summer Music series. Local’s tips: Pack a light picnic & snacks, but leave glass containers at home. Glow in the dark wrist bands are fun way to keep track of your kids.
Grasp the not-so-tall tales of Glenwood’s famous history as you discover stories during your stay. Drop in on birthplace of the “Teddy Bear.” The gangster Al Capone, as well as American Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft frequented our fun town. Local’s tip: Visit the resting place of one of America’s most infamous gun slingers, Doc Holiday, several blocks from downtown.The next famous guest may be you!