Switch out dreary New Year’s goals for fun ones, like traveling more. In 2019, resolve to take a Colorado vacation to Glenwood Springs. By booking your trip now, you’ll feel an immediate sense of accomplishment! Make it a year to remember with these easy-to-keep, activity-based resolutions.


The Problem with New Year’s Resolutions

Every year 40 percent of Americans make resolutions for self-improvement, yet by mid-month most of us will have already given up. Setting intentions for the new year is admirable, but often our goals are too onerous, and we bail.

Resolutions You’ll Want to Keep

Instead, make a commitment to do something that you’ll look forward to accomplishing in 2019. Promise yourself a couples’ getaway, a family vacation or a train trip to Glenwood Springs, Colorado’s favorite hot springs town.

Try to complete this ultimate, fun New Year’s resolution list in Glenwood Springs!

  1. Swim laps, dive into and soak in the soothing waters of world’s largest mineral hot springs pool at Glenwood Hot Springs Resort.


2. Commit to trying out all 16 soaking pools at Iron Mountain Hot Springs, each pool varying in size, shape and temperature.

3. Go below the surface for a surreal, all-natural steam bath at the Yampah Vapor Caves.

Yampah Spa & Vapor Caves

4. Make laughter a priority this year by attending an hilarious comedy show at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue.

Glenwood Springs Entertainment

5. Visit the Polo Lounge at the Hotel Colorado to listen to local music legend Rodrigo strum guitar and croon on Friday and Saturday nights, or stop by the Riviera Supper Club & Piano Bar for musical entertainment every night of the week.

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6. Pay your respects to gambler/gunslinger Doc Holliday by leaving him a few coins or playing cards at his memorial marker in Linwood Cemetery.

7. Decide for yourself if Doc’s derringer, given to him by his girlfriend Big Nose Kate, is the real deal at the Doc Holliday Museum.

8. Make fresh tracks at Sunlight Mountain Resort, home to Ute—one of the longest ski runs in the state!

9. Try a Watsu massage at Splendor Mountain Spa.

10. Test your sleuthing skills at the Glenwood Escape Room.

11. Summit Red Mountain, where the views are knockout gorgeous. Hike it, bike it, or snowshoe to the  top.

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12. Face your fear of heights in 2019 by challenging yourself to do something scary—skydiving, paragliding or riding the Giant Canyon Swing at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.

13. Educate your palate. Sample award-winning beers at Glenwood’s two breweries: Glenwood Canyon Brewpub and Casey Brewing & Blending.

14. Find your style groove. Many of Glenwood’s retail stores are locally-owned with a unique selection of alpine lifestyle gear and clothing.

15. Go fish. Local guides can teach you the intricacies of fly-tying and casting and lead you to prime fishing holes.

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16. Take the tour. Make memories horseback riding, ATVing, snowmobiling, fishing and hunting. Glenwood’s outfitter tours have all the gear and expertise for an action-packed adventure.

Horseback Riding in Glenwood Springs, CO

17. Go green. There are two golf courses in Glenwood Springs and another six in the vicinity. Schedule a tee time at one or all of them!

18. Hit the trail. Whether you prefer to hike or bike, there are trails galore in Glenwood Springs. Hanging Lake is a fave with hikers; the new Grandstaff Trail with its undulating terrain is a fun ride for skilled mountain bikers.

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Celebrate your accomplishments. If you’ve planned to experience even just a handful of these Glenwood Springs activities, you’re well on your way to realizing your 2019 travel resolutions. Congratulations!

To achieve your 2019 vacation goals in Glenwood Springs, plan your trip today at VisitGlenwood.com.

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