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Glenwood Springs weather is an alpine climate with year-round low humidity. Summers days are typically sunny and warm, with temperatures cooling off in the evenings. Though Glenwood Springs sees moderate to heavy snowfall, winter temperatures tend to be mild with plenty of sunny Colorado blue sky days.

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Our average rainfall is 16.5 in./41.9 cm. per year and the average snowfall is 67 in./107 cm.  Temperature ranges for each season are as follows:

  • Summer: 75- 90°F/24 -32°C
  • Fall: 65 – 70°F/18 -21°C
  • Winter: 30 – 45°F/-1 -7°C
  • Spring: 60 – 70°F/15.5 -18°C
What to Bring

Whenever you choose to visit Glenwood Springs, come prepared for outdoor adventures and to enjoy our attractions. Of course, what you pack will depend on the season and the activities you have planned. However, as a hot springs town, we highly recommend bringing a swimsuit no matter what time of year you may visit. If you forget, though, you can easily buy or rent swimwear at pool attractions. Other items to consider bringing on your Glenwood Springs vacation include:

  • Sturdy hiking shoes or boots for comfort while exploring
  • A hat for warmth in winter and sun protection in summer
  • Sunscreen, year-round
  • A water bottle for hydration
  • Lotion/Lip Balm – remember we have very little humidity!
How to Acclimate



The elevation of Glenwood Springs is 5,761 ft./1,756 m. above sea level. Most people will have no trouble adjusting to our altitude, but altitude sickness can affect people of all ages and fitness levels. Signs of altitude sickness include headaches, dizziness, diminished appetite, nausea, fatigue, and insomnia. The best remedies for traveling at altitude are also the simplest: stay hydrated, avoid strenuous activity and give your body time to adjust. If you know you are susceptible to altitude sickness, visit with your physician before arriving for medications that may relieve symptoms. If symptoms do not abate within a few days after arrival, visitors should check in with a local medical professional.

Are you Colo-ready?

Prepare for your visit by learning about the 7 Care For Colorado Leave No Trace Principles and be Colo-Ready! LEARN MORE


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Visit Glenwood Springs

Hanging Lake winter hiking reservations are  available through March 31, 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. 

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