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Father’s Day Weekend in Glenwood Springs

Give dad a few of his favorite things for Father’s Day: satisfying food, cold beer, live music, fresh air, hot springs and a man-pleasing place to stay in the town’s most historic hotel. Located in the heart of Glenwood Springs, the Hotel Colorado is close to it all—the best activities, attractions and dining. 

Chow
Whether he likes a mind-blowing meal or a simple burger, he’s sure to get a belly-full in Glenwood Springs. Hotel Colorado Restaurant and Bar is ground zero for delicious, elevated, chef-prepared meals with selections that range from casual to upscale. Other choices are just steps away in nearby downtown, where a smorgasbord of dining options await. For dads with gourmet tastes, check out the world-famous Aspen Food & Wine Festival which takes place annually on Father’s Day weekend in the swanky ski resort town just a few miles south of Glenwood Springs. 

Brews 
On a hot summer day, nothing is more refreshing than a perfectly chilled beer. Grab a cold one or your favorite cocktail at the Hotel Colorado Restaurant and Bar, or for an outdoor setting, have a drink in the hotel’s beautifully landscaped courtyard. Pull up a chair around one of several firepits for a laid-back night with friends or family. (Local musician, Rodrigo, plays in the courtyard every weekend too.) Like many Colorado mountain towns, Glenwood likes its beer. Sample award-winning brews at Glenwood Canyon Brewery and premier sour beers at the soon-to-open Casey Brewing Tap Room. Other notable drinking establishments include Doc Holliday’s Tavern, the Grind and the Glenwood Springs Brew Garden.

Sports 
Get his adrenaline pumping. Glenwood Springs is a hub for outdoor recreation, especially when the weather warms up. Explore scenic Glenwood Canyon with a Hotel Colorado biking package that includes a shuttle drop-off for pedaling the 14 miles back to town along the Colorado River. Other ideas that will get his blood pumping include whitewater rafting in Glenwood Canyon, fly fishing trips on the area’s Gold Medal Waters, screaming thrill rides at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, guided backcountry ATV and four-wheel driving excursions and tandem paragliding from the top of Red Mountain! Hoo Wa!

Tunes 
Music festivals are a summertime staple. For a small mountain town, Glenwood Springs has a super-abundance of free outdoor concerts. The city’s Summer of Music takes place Wednesdays nights at Two Rivers Park. On Fridays and Saturdays, local legend Rodrigo strums all your favorites in the courtyard at the Hotel Colorado. On Saturday evenings, ride the Glenwood Gondola (free after 4 p.m., with the donation of a canned food item for the LiftUp community food pantry) to Music on the Mountain at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park for a rockin’ show under the stars.

Chill
Remember to also clear his schedule and give dad a few hours to do absolutely nothing but relax. Glenwood Springs is home to three geothermal attractions—Iron Mountain Hot Springs, Glenwood Hot Springs Resort and the Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves—leave the option to soak or steam up to him. For the ultimate in relaxation, add on a massage at a spa to iron out any lingering tension.

Father’s Day is fast approaching, keep it simple and give him what he wants—a stay at the Hotel Colorado with plenty to do in Glenwood Springs. Make reservations today at www.hotelcolorado.com or by calling 1-800-544-3998.