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7 Things to do at Night in Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs is hopping day and night!  You’ve made activity plans from dawn to dusk, now check out what to do after dark in Colorado’s favorite hot springs town.

You probably have a good idea of all you want to do on your Glenwood Springs vacation. Your itinerary is likely filled with top Glenwood Springs activities like hot springs, spa treatments and, depending on the season, hiking, biking, rafting, fishing, skiing or snowmobiling. Planning for the evening hours can help you make the most of your time in this Rocky Mountain destination town.

Here’s a list of our favorite after dark activities in Glenwood Springs:


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Hot Springs: Soaking at night!

Both Glenwood Hot Springs and Iron Mountain Hot Springs are open until 10 p.m. Evenings are some of the best times to soak in the mineral springs. The soothing geothermal water will relax both your mind and your body to help ensure a blissful night’s sleep. When temperatures cool in the fall and winter, steam rising from the water adds a magical touch to a nighttime soaking experience.

Visit and relax at the Caves at night.

The Yampah Spa & Vapor Caves stay open until 9 p.m. The vapor caves in Glenwood Springs are naturally occurring—most others are manmade. After descending a stairway, enter the dimly lit cave rooms where you can relax on white marble benches. Geothermal water creates steam inside the caves for a mineral-rich, detoxifying steam bath. Like hot springs soaking, taking a steam is an ideal pre-sleep activity.



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Go Stargazing!

Away from the glare of city lights, spotting constellations and other heavenly bodies is a fun after-hours pastime. Some of the best places for stargazing in Glenwood Springs include a drive up Four Mile Road near Sunlight Mountain Resort and the Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley campus.

Enjoy some Comedy.

Far more fun than going to a movie, the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue will have you laughing all night long. Its two-hour family-friendly show is a riot of skits, jokes and song and dance numbers performed by stage and comedy professionals. Every season, the cast creates new material that keeps audiences coming back for more year after year.


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Go out for dinner & drinks!

With so many restaurants, pubs, bistros and specialty dining options from which to choose, eating and imbibing in Glenwood Springs is a palette-pleasing experience. Tap into the beer scene, try wild game, visit a wine bar, taste exotic ethnic fare, have an ice-cream cone or a boozy nightcap—the choice is yours.


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Strolling through downtown Glenwood Springs!

Glenwood Springs is a walkable town. A pedestrian bridge spans the Colorado River and connects the hot springs and lodging district with downtown. All year long the trees lining Grand Avenue, Glenwood’s main street, are illuminated with thousands of fairy lights making for a spectacular and romantic setting for a leisurely stroll.


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Find special events.

In addition to major annual events, there is always something entertaining going on in Glenwood Springs. A new gathering space venue under the bridge on Seventh Street is the site of frequent live music events. Local restaurants and bars welcome patrons to listen and dance the night away. Major attractions like Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park also host evening events like Music on the Mountain and Friday Afternoon Club. For the most current happenings, check the calendar of events or stop in to the Glenwood Springs Visitor Center.

We know you have full days planned for your next Glenwood Springs getaway, but be advised that the fun doesn’t stop in Glenwood Springs when the sun goes down. Learn more and make plans today at visitglenwood.com.

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