Glenwood Springs, CO, Tourist Attractions

Glenwood Springs, CO, Tourist Attractions
Glenwood Springs is truly a Colorado treasure. Located on I-70, a few hours west of Denver, this charming mountain town has spectacular outdoor activities and luxurious creature comforts. Hiking the Rockies, spelunking down caverns, snowshoeing the ridge and relaxing your adventurous bones in natural hot springs are all options within Glenwood Springs. Whether this is your final destination or you are driving from Denver to Moab, Utah, this stop is a must-see.

Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, Spa of the Rockies

You can get a whiff of the what is perhaps the most famous attraction in the city, the natural sulphur hot springs, before getting off I-70 into Glenwood Springs. The Glenwood Springs Pool, Spa of the Rockies, offers the entire family a luxurious hot spring bath that will soothe your bones after a day of hiking, skiing or road biking. There are two large pools, each with different temperatures, to jump into. Be sure to bring your quarters for the machine-operated jet streams in the larger of the pools. Open all day, indulge in late afternoon and watch the sunset over the mountains.

Glenwood Hot Springs
P.O. Box 308
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602

Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail

Cruise, cycle or trek down the Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail. The ride offers spectacular vistas of the Colorado River, the Glenwood Canyon and the infamous Rockies. Take the shuttle to the end of the trail for a 16-mile trip or plan on riding both legs of the trail for 32 miles. Bring your swimsuit in the summer for a dip in the pools along the river. Rental bikes are also available.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Spelunk down the caves, ride a roller coaster or take the whole family on a ride up the gondola at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Explore the expansive sky's limits with the Swing Shot, Bungee Trampoline and the Canyon Flyer, the first alpine roller coaster in the United States.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(800) 530-1635

Hanging Lake

Looking for a bit more of an strenuous adventure? Hike the mile and a half up to Hanging Lake, a rigorous climb with views well-worth the physical exertion. The ascent takes about an hour to get up and the trail is a bit rocky, but the secluded paths among the trees and grand finale vista near the lake are phenomenal.

Hanging Lake Trail
63028 U.S. Highway 6 and 24
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 384-9901

Article Written By Kay W

Kay W has more than 10 years of freelance writing experience, including technical papers, grants for youth and environmental nonprofits and consulting materials. With a Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering and a Master of Arts in environmental organizational leadership, Kay W has a diverse educational and technical professional background.

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