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Bucket List of Kid-Friendly Activities in Glenwood Springs

Fill up your vacation bucket to overflowing with happy, wholesome memories. Hotel Colorado’s bucket list of family-fun activities is the perfect way to kick off a kid-oriented getaway to Glenwood Springs.

Make a Splash

What better way to start your family time together than by soaking in the rejuvenating hot springs pools? Glenwood Hot Springs Pool is an aquatic playground from one end of the resort to the other. On weekends, depending on the weather, head to the Sopris Splash Zone to ride Shoshone Chutes, a tube ride that mimics a whitewater ride down the Colorado River. Alternatively, take your crew to the Legacy side of Iron Mountain Hot Springs with its many geothermal soaking pools, bank of refreshing outdoor showers, and a family pool with an attached and heated, jetted spa, all overlooking the Colorado River.

Have a Laugh

Treat the entire fam to an evening of hilarity and entertainment with a comedy performance that is appropriate for all ages at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue. Located just minutes from Hotel Colorado, this lively variety show features a cast of talented performers, a silly series of comical skits, and toe-tapping song and dance numbers that will keep the troops mesmerized from the opening act to the final curtain call.

Explore History

Dig into the rich history of Glenwood Springs beginning at Hotel Colorado to learn about the hotel’s early days. Next, pay a visit to local museums. The Frontier History Museum offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into the region’s past through exhibits, artifacts, and interactive displays. Kids will love discovering the stories of the pioneers, miners, and Native Americans who shaped the area. For fans of the Wild West, visit the Doc Holliday Collection, located in the basement of Bullocks Western Wear, a satellite museum that gives a glimpse into the life and times of the gunslinging gambler. Top off your history lesson with a hike to Doc’s memorial marker in Linwood Cemetery.

Indulge a Sweet Tooth

No family vacation is complete without indulging in some delicious sweets! For early morning baked goodies, make your first stop Legend’s Coffee and Gift Shop in the Hotel Colorado lobby. Later in the day, take a stroll through downtown Glenwood Springs for handcrafted ice cream, frozen yogurt, and fine chocolates. More sweet treats await those willing to venture further afield including gourmet donuts, custard, malted milkshakes, caramel corn, fudge, and other lip-smacking goodies.

Reach for New Highs & Lows

Round out your vacation bucket list with a thrilling adventure that takes explorers of all ages below and above ground at America’s only mountaintop theme park—Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Home to stunning cave formations, exhilarating rides, and breathtaking views, the park offers endless excitement for the whole family. Investigate the caverns on tours that take visitors beneath the surface into subterranean rooms with spectacular cave formations. Outside on the peak of Iron Mountain, get on board with adrenaline-pumping rides like the Alpine Coaster, the Defiance Coaster, and the Giant Canyon Swing.

Make your reservations to stay at Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, and get busy checking all these activities off your family fun bucket list!

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