7 Things For Families To Do In Glenwood Springs
The bar at the Hotel Colorado is flanked with photographs of polo matches once played in Glenwood Springs. Soak up the sense of place with a signature cocktail and imagine what it must have been like to be a polo player back in the day.
With a profusion of geothermal amenities, it’s only natural the world-famous hot springs town also has a thriving spa and wellness community. The Hotel Colorado is helping guests relax day and night too, with packages that include massages.
Make the most of optimal winter conditions on and off the slopes with new terrain at Sunlight Mountain Resort and a Ski Swim Stay package at the Hotel Colorado.
A popular literary genre, historical romance novels are love stories set in another time period. With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, take the opportunity to author your own romantic winter weekend retreat at the historic Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs.
Like a big teddy bear hug, Legends at the Hotel Colorado gives you the warm and fuzzies. That, along with an extraordinary cup of coffee, will make this espresso bar your favorite new spot for a caffeine fix.
Angela Drake, also known as Angie the Artist, is as much a Hotel Colorado holiday tradition as the tens of thousands of lights that illuminate the courtyard throughout the Christmas season in Glenwood Springs.
Two venerable historic Colorado hotels—one in Glenwood Springs, the other in Denver—though hundreds of miles apart, have a lot more in common than you might think.
Make memories together at the historic Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, where holiday magic comes to life in a flurry of family-friendly events throughout December.
You might not expect one of Glenwood Springs’ most elegant and historic hotels to be four-legged friendly. Like many surprising facts about the landmark property in Glenwood Springs, the Hotel Colorado welcomes traditional bi-peds and their furry companions to stay in style.
Soak it all in at the Hotel Colorado, Glenwood Springs’ lodging hot spot for geothermal relaxation.
With gorgeous, newly refurbished meeting rooms, Glenwood’s most venerable historic venue, the Hotel Colorado, is the newest place to go in the hot springs town for meetings, parties and gatherings of all varieties.
Colorado’s high-country colors are expected to peak soon. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs is ideally situated for fall foliage hikes, bikes and drives.
Glenwood Springs, Colorado is a fly fishing paradise. An abundance of rivers and lakes make for ideal conditions, whether you have years of experience or are just starting out in the sport. Make memories to last a lifetime when you combine your Glenwood Springs fly fishing excursion with a stay at the historic Hotel Colorado.
Even though stores are packed with school supplies, evenings are a bit chillier and school sports teams have been practicing for a month already, summer isn’t over yet. Make the most of what’s left of everyone’s favorite season at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs.
Along with staying at the historic Hotel Colorado in the heart of Glenwood Springs, hiking to Hanging Lake is one of the top things to do while in town. In order to preserve the natural environment, create an optimal hiking experience for all and prevent overuse, permits are now required to hike to Hanging Lake.
The Hotel Colorado has returned to its historic roots as a clean energy lodging destination. Among the first entities to use hydropower in the late 1800s, the historic hotel is once again powered by enviro-friendly sources thanks to the recent switch by Glenwood Springs from fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable electricity.
Bikers, rev your engines! It’s time to hit the highway and head to Glenwood Springs, where steel horse riders are always welcome at the motorcycle-friendly Hotel Colorado.
Stay in historic style at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs and celebrate Dad with a weekend of father-friendly fun.
Renovating a historic hotel is no task for the faint of heart. With a successful track record in the hospitality business, the Melville family, who purchased the Hotel Colorado in 2018, is wasting no time making improvements to the 126-year-old property, while simultaneously preserving its historic integrity.
A group of young students from Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) in Colorado Springs gathered at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs to learn valuable skills, practice networking and enjoy a much-deserved study break.
It’s been a long andy snowy winter in Colorado and everywhere else — one of the wettest on record, in fact! With all the snow and clouds we’ve had, you’re probably itching to get back outside. Well, spring is finally here! We put together a few ideas for outdoor activities you haven’t been able to do while you’ve been cooped up all winter.
Molly Brown passed away in 1932, but her legacy lives on in the Molly Brown Suite at the Hotel Colorado. Brown was one of the most famous guests in hotel history, and we’ve chosen to honor her with decor and artifacts reminiscent of her sumptuous tastes.
There’s more to this impressive hotel that meets the eye. Some say that the Ute Indians, when they were displaced from the land in 1880, put a curse on the land where the hotel now stands. Some say that the ghosts of guests who have died in the hotel over the years still roam the halls. In any case, the history of the hotel is filled with stories that defy a natural explanation.
Easter weekend is right around the corner, and what better way to spend it than a fun-filled family weekend in the mountains? Spring has sprung, the days are longer, the weather is warmer, and it’s the perfect time to come visit! Here are just a few ways to spend your holiday weekend.
So your big day is coming up, and you’re looking around for the best place to have it. Well, look no further. The little mountain town of Glenwood Springs has everything you need to make your special day as special as possible.
If you’re looking for a relaxing soak in a hot pool of mineral-rich water, Colorado is the place to be. Due to the lucky combination of several different geological factors, Colorado is a literal hotbed of natural hot springs scattered all over the state.
Choosing a restaurant can be a tough task — tastes vary, and everyone likes something different. But whether you’re after an intimate couples’ evening or a quick snack with family between outdoor adventures, Glenwood Springs has whatever your palate craves.
Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, and you want every detail to be magical. But planning a wedding is notoriously stressful, and you shouldn’t have to pull your hair out over the little things when you can leave the planning to our legendary service instead.
Maybe you want a vacation, but you don’t want to spend a fortune on travel. Maybe you want to have a relaxing week off work, but your kids want excitement and adventure. We’ve got good news: you don’t have to choose! If you spend your spring break in Glenwood Springs, you can have all of the above and more!
We’re in the heart of winter now, and it can be hard to find new things to do for you or your family when the weather is cold and the days are short. But don’t worry! Cold doesn’t have to get in the way of a good time, and there’s more to the Glenwood Springs area than skiing and hot springs.
The 1890s were a thrilling time in the history of the American West — the western states were raw, wild, and cutthroat. In that environment, Walter Devereux decided that the small mining town of Defiance, as Glenwood Springs was originally known, needed a taste of European style.
Your family is busy with the hustle and bustle of daily life, from school, play dates, and after-school sports to work, the gym, errands, and everything else. It’s hard to find time to spend all together as a family, free from obligations and deadlines.
The Winter X-Games are right around the corner, and they’re coming back to Colorado! For the 17th year in a row, Buttermilk Mountain will be hosting the world’s best mix of action sports, music, and the festival experience — on snow!
Sure, the mountains in summer can be a great time. Long days, warm temperatures, and beautiful scenery make for some of the best hiking, biking, and kayaking in the world.
So you’ve booked your romantic getaway to Glenwood Springs — whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or holiday, a few days in this little mountain town will do wonders for your relationship.
From the beautiful weather to the raw beauty of the Rockies’ craggy granite peaks, the mountains are the perfect setting for your next vacation.
The Glenwood Hot Springs have been used for therapeutic purposes for hundreds of years, from the Ute tribe before the arrival of Europeans to the construction of the world’s largest naturally heated pool in 1888.
Glenwood Springs has lots to do in the summer, from hiking and biking to fishing and kayaking.
It can be hard enough to plan a vacation when you have the time to do it, given the logistics involved.
The holidays are coming up, and for a lot of us, that means shopping.
Weekend traffic to and from the mountains can be a real pain. Delays can add up to hours more spent in the car, not to mention the cost of gas.
Tucked in the heart of Colorado’s Western Slope, Glenwood Springs is the best little mountain town you haven’t visited yet.
Tucked in the heart of Colorado’s Western Slope, Glenwood Springs is the best little mountain town you haven’t visited yet. If you’re vacationing to Glenwood Springs, here are some things you should check out.
1. Hanging Lake Trail
Just east of town, off of Interstate 70, Hanging Lake is world famous for its waterfall and pristine water. The hike is steep, but short, with solid handrails on the trickiest parts and a boardwalk around the lake to sit and enjoy the scenery.
Parking fills up quickly in the summer, but there’s a shuttle service from Glenwood Springs planned, and you can generally find emptier trails if you’re willing to get up earlier. You can hike the trail in the winter, too — Bridal Veil Falls are breathtaking when they freeze over — but the trail gets icy, so bring spikes on your shoes and be careful!
2. Glenwood Hot Springs Pool
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool is the largest naturally heated pool in the world — the hot springs in Glenwood Canyon have been attracting visitors for over 100 years. The water comes out of the spring at 122 degrees, but it’s cooled down to 104° for the 3000-square-foot therapeutic pool and even further to a comfortable 90° in the enormous, 30,000-square-foot main pool.
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool also offers water slides and diving boards for the kids, or bubble chairs and submerged benches if you’re in the mood for some splash-free relaxation.
3. Iron Mountain Hot Springs
Iron Mountain Hot Springs is new on the scene, offering a more secluded, quiet hot springs experience than Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. 16 pools range in temperature from 98 to 108°, allowing you to pick the temperature and wellness experience that suits you best.
Around the pools are idyllic landscaping, footpaths, and a soothing waterfall, with views of the Colorado River, Red Mountain, and Mount Sopris from anywhere you choose to sit.
4. Sunlight Mountain Ski Resort
With 700 skiable acres and 2000 feet of elevation, Sunlight is one of the Colorado ski scene’s best-kept secrets. Just 15 minutes south of Glenwood Springs, Sunlight offers terrain for all skill levels, from the meandering slopes on the west side of the mountain to the East Ridge — the steepest lift-accessed terrain in Colorado — and the trees, moguls, and groomed snow in between.
5. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Note: Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is closed from November 2018 to mid-March of 2019 for a tram replacement project. It’ll be open again just in time for spring break!
Perched on top of Iron Mountain, looking over the town of Glenwood Springs, is the Glenwood Caverns Advneture Park. Incredible views, thrill rides, dining, and cave tours await!
Take a tour of the intricate Fairy Caves — a cool 52° year round, making them a welcome break from the summer’s heat or winter’s cold. You can learn about all the intricate cave features that have been forming for millions of years on a 40-minute walking tour, or get up close and personal with a three-hour Wild Tour.
Feel like some adrenaline? Try the Alpine Coaster, which zooms on stainless steel rails for over a mile down the west side of the mountain through scrub oak and juniper trees, or take a spin on the Giant Canyon Swing, which suspends riders over 1000 feet over the Colorado River!
6. Hiking and Biking
If the weather is nice, rent some bikes downtown and check out the paved trails that wind through Glenwood Canyon or up the Roaring Fork Valley toward Carbondale. Or take a trip off the paved road with miles of off-road rides that climb thousands of feet above the valley and finish with a hair-raising descent into town.
If you’d rather be on your own two feet than two wheels, there are dozens of hiking trails in the Glenwood Springs and Roaring Fork Valley areas, from easy day trails to more challenging ones up above tree line. Head up to Thomas Lakes, or even take a full day and summit Mount Sopris!
7. Explore the Canyons and Rivers
The Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers combine in Glenwood Springs, and both of them offer some of the best water-based recreation in the state. If you want a relaxing day, you can take a raft trip on the flatter sections of water, or get your blood pumping with whitewater rafting or kayaking tours.
If you and your family want to catch some fish, you’ve come to the right place! Upvalley a little way from Glenwood Springs is the Frying Pan River, which is consistently considered some of the best trout fishing territory in the state.
No matter what you do, you’ll probably have great weather for it. Glenwood Springs gets 300 days of sunshine a year, so it’s the perfect town to enjoy the outdoors! If you’re unlucky enough to get caught in the rain, though, Glenwood Springs also offers plenty of dining, shopping, art galleries, coffee shops, and other activities to keep you busy no matter the weather!