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Glenwood Springs is located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, between Vail and Aspen on Interstate-70. Our beautiful mountain community is just west of the 18-mile scenic Glenwood Canyon, and an easy drive from Denver, Grand Junction, Aspen or Vail/Eagle airports. Motorists traveling Colorado highways and interstates should check current road conditions by utilizing the Colorado Department of Transportation resources.  Plan your trip to Glenwood Springs using the information below.


Airports in the Area

Glenwood Springs is served by four airports. Eagle/Vail is 30 miles east, Aspen is 40 miles south, Grand Junction is 90 miles west, and Denver International Airport is 180 miles east of Glenwood Springs.

Fly into one of two non-commercial airports:

Hitch a ride to Union Station in Downtown Denver. From DIA, take the A-Line to Union Station and either catch the Bustang (see below: Bus) or ride Amtrak’s California Zephyr (see below: Train) to Glenwood Springs.

Train Travel Options
  • Amtrak’s California Zephyr travels the spectacular rail route from Chicago to San Francisco with daily stops in Glenwood Springs. The Glenwood Springs Train Depot is located in the heart of downtown Glenwood Springs and within walking distance of accommodations, dining and attractions.
  • Rocky Mountaineer is the luxury train journey that offerts two days of extraordinary landscaped between Moab, Utah and Denver, Colorado with an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs. Get more information on the “Rockies to the Red Rocks” route at Rocky Mountaineer
Take the Bus

Bustang is an inter-regional express bus service from the Colorado Department of Transporation. Bustang connects travelers to and from Denver and Glenwood Springs via the west line, and Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs via the east line. Bustang is a comfortable, air-conditioned and wi-fi equipped 55-passenger coach with restrooms.

  • Bustang: West Glenwood Park and Ride 2307 Wulfsohn Road 800-900-3011/ ridebustang.com
  • Greyhound: West Glenwood Mall Park and Ride 51027 Hwy 6 & 24 800-231-2222/ greyhound.com

Ride Glenwood offers free bus transportation on “green” hybrid buses along Grand Avenue, through downtown, to Glenwood Meadows.

  • Ride Glenwood Springs: 970-925-8484, 800-659-3656 (TTY)En Español: 970-384-4950 rideglenwood.com

Roaring Fork Transit Authority offers bus service from Rifle to Aspen.

Rental Vehicles and Taxi
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car(970) 945-8360
  • Colorado Overlander provides rentals of Off-Road and 4×4 vehicles fitted with rooftop tents, outdoor camping equipment, and a Bighorn Toyota sponsored TRD Pro capable of any off-road expedition in Colorado, the Rocky Mountains, and the Western United States.
  • High Mountain Taxi provides taxi, shuttle, wedding and corporate transportation services to all of Glenwood Springs and the surrounding areas. (970) 925-2282


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Visit Glenwood Springs

Hanging Lake winter hiking reservations are  available through April 30, 2024. The US Forest Service has scheduled a rebuild of the Hanging Lake Trail that is set to begin this spring and last throughout the summer months. Reservations will be available at the discretion of the US Forest Service, continue to check this page for updates. Visit the Hanging Lake page HERE for more information and the booking portal.