4 Ways to Beat the Heat in Glenwood Springs

Feeling the heat? Let Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs help you cool off. From making a splash in the town’s two rivers to exploring underground caves to find relief, these beat-the-heat tips are fun, practical and sure to be a hit with every member of your crew through the dog days of summer ahead.

  1. Rafting. The fastest, easiest way to chill out is by rafting the Colorado River. As you travel through scenic Glenwood Canyon, you’ll traverse and tumble through multiple rapids. Shoshone, a high-energy highlight, is a roiling section of whitewater thrills that rafters can careen through multiple times depending on the guided trip selected. Jump in for a swim and total body refresh on stretches of flat water along the way. There’s also the always-enticing option of challenging a neighboring boat to a full-scale water fight. 
  2. Fishing. Plumb the depths of either the Roaring Fork River or the Colorado River with an expert-led guided fishing trip. While the sun beats down from above, you can cool off at will with a splash while as you cast for cutthroat, rainbow and brown trout that inhabit the waterways around Glenwood Springs. Another great option is to wade the river or fish from a shady spot on the shore. Cool breezes coming off the water offer sweet relief on a hot summer day. 
  3. Caverns. Cave tours at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park are dazzlingly beautiful and super cool. An Adventure Park Funday Pass gives you admission to the park’s two cave tours. The Historic Fairy Caves features a reflection pond, historic objects from yesteryear and a walkout balcony called Exclamation Point that overlooks Glenwood Canyon. Starting in an enormous cave room called “The Barn,” the King’s Row cave tour takes visitors deep into the mountain to view a panorama of stunning formations from a theater-like setting. Cave tours are the perfect activity for every member of the family. No matter the season, the caves are a constant 59˚F. You may even need a jacket! 
  4. Cold Drinks & Snacks. When the mercury peaks, nothing brings down the temperature like something icy cold. Hotel Colorado Restaurant & Bar serves delicious frozen margaritas, pina coladas and daiquiris. Sip them in the shade of the courtyard, listen to the sounds of the fountain in the background and forget about the heat for a while. Cold beer has its place too on a hot day. Head to Glenwood Canyon Brewpub, Casey Brewing and Blending or The Grind to slake your thirst with a microbrew. For a snack, ice cream is the number one go-to in summer. Check out Sundae for small-batch, hand-crafted selections. For sundaes and splits dripping with all the toppings, as well as ice cream cones and more, stop by Chocolate Moose.

Stay cool and relax at Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs this summer. Learn more and make reservations to stay today!


Photos courtesy of Visit Glenwood Springs.