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Glenwood Springs

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Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The town's large hot springs pool remains its main attraction, but visitors also arrive to fish, raft, and kayak in the nearby rivers and hike and bike in the local canyon. Glenwood Springs maintains a small but quickly growing population of full-time residents. Visitors soak up not only the warm mineral waters, but also the area's varied entertainment in the form of vaudeville dinner theater, festivals, markets, and local brewpubs. Take a look at our United States holiday builder to refine the details of your trip to Glenwood Springs.
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Popular things to do in Glenwood Springs

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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
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Duration: 3 hours
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
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Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Hanging Lake Trail
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Theme Park
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
4.4
Duration: 6 hours

Side trips from Glenwood Springs

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Mountain
Maroon Bells Aspen
4.8
Duration: 6 hours
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Scenic Drive
Independence Pass Aspen
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
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Ski Area
Aspen Snowmass Snowmass Village
4.7
Duration: 5h 30 min
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Ski Area
Vail Mountain Resort Vail
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Glenwood Springs

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Canyon
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Ski Area
Sunlight Mountain Resort
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Monument
Doc Holliday's Grave
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Glenwood Springs

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Water Body
Hanging Lake
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Valley
Roaring Fork Valley
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Cave
Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves
3.2
Duration: 2 hours
Hot Spring
Hippy Hot Springs
1.0
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Glenwood Springs

Hiking Trail
Grizzly Creek Trail
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Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Red Mtn / Jeanne Golay Trailhead
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Glenwood Springs

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Zipline
Zipline
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Children’s Museum
Glenwood Railroad Museum
1.1
Duration: 30 minutes

Where to stay in Glenwood Springs

Most of the places to stay in Glenwood Springs sit within walking distance of the Colorado River. The hot springs pool lies on the north bank of the river, as do many of the town's hotels. Most of the town, however, is on the south bank of the river, so choose a place here for better access to local services and entertainment. Accommodations in town range from bed and breakfasts to historical hotels to resorts. You'll also find numerous national chain hotels and vacation rentals in condominiums and private homes. If you're looking to ski at Aspen and stay in Glenwood Springs as a less-expensive lodging alternative, inquire at local hotels about accommodation-and-lift-ticket packages.
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