Glenwood Springs - Northwest Colorado

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Soaking in the largest hot springs pool in the world (it's 405' by 100') and gazing up at pine-covered mountain peaks, you'll understand why the Ute Indians and the wealthy miners and European aristocrats treasured Glenwood Springs. In 1882, the town grew catering to the rich from around the world. Doc Holliday, the gunslinger known for his involvement in the OK Corral shootout, died and lies in the Linwood Cemetery.

The Hotel Colorado opened in the early 1890s known for being a luxurious summer destination catering to the rich and famous. Teddy Roosevelt stayed here for a summer during his term as President; three U.S. presidents have been known to vacation here. Today, people come for the history and hot springs as much as the rugged and beautiful surroundings.

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Hike to Hanging Lake National Natural Landmark

 

Glenwood Canyon offers recreational fun for all families. There is a 16-mile paved bike path that connects four rest areas: Bair Ranch, Hanging Lake, Grizzly Creek, and No Name. At each of these rest areas you will find a parking lot, restrooms, a picnic area, trash containers, and access to hiking trails. One of the best hiking trail in the area is Hanging Lake National Natural Landmark. It was designated as one in 2011 for it's outstanding geological resources; it represents a spectacular example of a lake formed by travertine deposition and comprises a rare wetland ecosystem including waterfalls and hanging gardens.

This area is also popular with spelunkers (cave explorers) because of the number of caves and one of the largest underground rivers in the country. The vapor caves is a unique attraction because spring water flows through the floors at 125 degrees creating underground geothermal steam baths. Many people come here to ward off colds and other minor illnesses like the Utes did back in the day.

Winter enthusiasts will love this area for the cross-country skiing and downhill skiing. Sunlight Mountain Resort is only 30 minutes away and offers 67 trails covering over 600 acres of land. Sunlight is home to one of the steepest and one of the longest trails in Colorado.

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Enjoy a day of fun at Sunlight Mountain Ski Resort

 

Glenwood Springs is located at the intersection of The Colorado River and Roaring Fork River. Raft on world-class whitewaters and enjoy breathtaking scenery if you can look away from the excitement! The river offers rough rapids as well as laid-back floats downriver.

The Glenwood Springs Whitewater Activity Area, known as the first man-made whitewater feature built on the entire length of The Colorado River, is located immediately upstream from the Midland Ave Bridge. The park hosts annual events such as Throw Down Show Down.

The White River National Forest as well as four wilderness areas are open for various other activities. Camping, fishing, rock climbing, horseback riding, ATV/Jeeping, zipline, golfing, hunting, snowmobiling, and much more!

Glenwood Springs is 117-miles from the Colorado-Utah border and 157 miles west of Denver along Interstate-70.

Commercial air travel accommodations are handled by the Glenwood Springs Airport and the Garfield County Regional Airport. Please contact your preferred travel agent or airline for flight arrangements. Glenwood Springs is 181-miles west of Denver International Airport (DIA).

Glenwood Springs is near:
Aspen & Snowmass Village, Crystal River Valley, Gypsum, Rifle, Ruedi Reservoir Area, and Sweetwater

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Premium Glenwood Springs Businesses

High Canyon Adventures @ Bair Ranch  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Between Glenwood Springs and Vail. Cabins and Vacation Homes on 5,500 acres with horse rides, ATV tours and winter SnowCat tours. Fishing Pond. Group Facilities. Wildlife on the ranch is abundant!

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Featured Glenwood Springs Businesses

Ami's Acres Campground  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Secluded campground tent sites with views of the Colorado River. E-X-T-R-A L-O-N-G P-U-L-L T-H-R-U RV Sites. In Glenwood Springs with easy access off I-70, at exit 114. Hot springs pool, only 3 miles.

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Avalanche Ranch Cabins & Hot Springs  link to Colorado vacation Colorado vacation make reservations Photos available on Colorado vacation page Map showing location of Colorado vacation
Between Aspen and Glenwood, near Redstone, along the Crystal River. Incredible views. 3 hot springs pools! Log cabins. Vacation home. NEW Wedding Barn & Conference Center. Pet friendly. Winter - Ski!

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Caravan Inn  link to Colorado vacation
Remodeled: family rooms, suites and kitchenettes in Glenwood Springs. On-site: hot tub, seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Deluxe continental breakfast. Walk to restaurants. Children under 12 free.

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Glenwood Canyon Resort & Colorado Adventure Center  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Stay then Play with us! Resort accommodations: mountain cabins, RV full hookups, tent sites along the River in Glenwood Canyon. Enjoy the outdoors with Colorado Adventure Center: raft, zipline, bike rentals.

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Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park & Lookout Grille  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
A full day of fun for everyone in your family, bringing out the kid in everyone! In historic Glenwood Springs, offering a unique mountain-top adventure park: cave tours, thrill rides, tram ride, dining at Lookout Grille.

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Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge, Pool and Spa  Colorado vacation make reservations Photos available on Colorado vacation page New Colorado vacation business
The perfect destination for your next Colorado vacation with a family friendly environment: world's largest hot springs pool, lodge rooms, water slides, mini-golf, and new spectacular spa in Glenwood Springs.

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Glenwood Springs Inn  Colorado vacation make reservations Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Stroll to Glenwood's Hot Springs Pool and Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Free WI-FI. Motel rooms: microwave, refrigerator, mountain views. Free Continental Breakfast. Family operated, we know families!

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High Canyon Adventures @ Bair Ranch  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Between Glenwood Springs and Vail. Cabins and Vacation Homes on 5,500 acres with horse rides, ATV tours and winter SnowCat tours. Fishing Pond. Group Facilities. Wildlife on the ranch is abundant!

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Iron Mountain Hot Springs Along the Colorado River  link to Colorado vacation New Colorado vacation business
Scheduled to open in Summer of 2015 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Iron Mountain Hot Springs is on banks of the magnificent Colorado River, just down the street from Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.

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Roaring Fork Skydivers  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page New Colorado vacation business
The only skydivers in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Glenwood Springs serving the entire Roaring Fork Valley and Vail. Tandem skydiving is safe: "READY! SET! ARCH!" and out the door you go!

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Rodeway Inn - Glenwood Springs
Near Glenwood Hot Springs Pool and Historic Fairy Caverns. Rodeway Inn is 12 miles from Ski Sunlight. Large Suites: WI-FI, refrigerator, microwave, Jacuzzi tub, king bed, fireplace. Free continental breakfast.

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Sweetwater Lake Resort & AJ Brink Outfitters  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page Map showing location of Colorado vacation
At Sweetwater Lake, between Glenwood Springs and Vail, CO. Vacation near Flat Tops Wilderness in White River National Forest. Horses Rides. Restaurant. Romance Packages. Rowboat & canoe rentals.

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For more travel information contact:

Glenwood Springs Activities and Maps

National Historic Sites and Landmarks:
Hanging Lake National Natural Landmark -UPDATED-

Fishing:
Middle Colorado River Fishing Map

Rafting & Kayaking:
Colorado River Rafting

Jeep & 4WD:
Rifle Jeeping & ATV Trails

Hot Springs:
Glenwood Springs Hot Springs

Ski Areas & Resorts:
Sunlight Mountain Resort

Snowmobiling:
Glenwood Springs Snowmobile Trails
Rifle Snowmobile Trails

Local Area Maps:
Aspen & Crystal River Valley Area Map


 
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