Glenwood Springs is in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, between Aspen and Vail. Famous for its geothermal amenities and outdoor adventures, Glenwood Springs is home to one-of-a-kind attractions.
Glenwood Hot Springs Resort is considered the world’s largest mineral hot springs pool; it features two enormous outdoor pools and an award-winning spa.
Iron Mountain Hot Springs is situated along the Colorado River and boasts 16 smaller pools, all varying in temperature.
The Yampah Vapor Caves features naturally-occurring mineral steam baths, a rare geological feature.
The mountain-top Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park combines spectacular cave tours and thrill ride amusements with breathtaking views.
Another natural wonder is Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon, one of the most beautiful hikes in the state of Colorado.
During warm weather months, rafting through scenic Glenwood Canyon along the Colorado River, cycling paved and unpaved trails and fishing the region’s Gold Medal waters are top choices for visitors. Come fall, Glenwood Springs welcomes leaf-peepers and big game hunters to the area. Skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling at Sunlight Mountain Resort dominate winter itineraries.
Glenwood Springs also has a thriving dining and entertainment scene. From farm-to-table eateries to award-winning breweries, Glenwood Springs’ dynamic dining scene is a consistent source of culinary delights. For entertainment, the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue keeps visitors in stitches with its hilarious comedy show. At the Riviera Supper Club & Piano Bar, visitors can listen to live music while they dine. The restaurant also hosts musical-themed and mystery dinners. Other venues and restaurants regularly offer live music and dancing.
The town has an interesting past. Western icon, John Henry “Doc” Holliday came to Glenwood Springs seeking a cure for his advanced tuberculosis. Unfortunately, his luck ran out. Western history and “Doc” fans pay homage to the gunslinger-dentist by making the short hike to his grave marker in Linwood Cemetery or visiting his namesake museum.