With its steamy hot springs, invigorating outdoor activities, captivating history and enticing eateries, Glenwood Springs is a natural and obvious choice for the perfect Colorado winter getaway!
Scroll through Glenwood Springs’ winter highlights below and/or order the official travel guide today:
Stoked & soaked: 3 Geothermal Attractions to treat yourself and your love!
There are many places that offer a soak and a massage, but Glenwood Springs is arguably Colorado’s first and finest wellness destination. The Ute Indians, who considered the springs sacred, originally used the geothermal waters for relaxation and healing.
Today, visitors get to enjoy three unique hot springs attractions!
The world’s largest Hot Springs Pool
Glenwood Hot Springs Resort is home to the world’s largest hot springs pool. The castle-like bathhouse anchors the historic property and houses the award-winning Spa of the Rockies. Book a couple’s massage and soak in the healing waters. To boost the romance factor of this beautiful attraction we recommend visiting in the late afternoon and evenings.
Colorado’s newest Hot Springs Resort
Iron Mountain Hot Springs features 16 soaking pools, situated on a terraced hillside overlooking the Colorado River, the soaking pools are named for gemstones and vary in size, shape, and temperature, offering guests a variety of soaking experiences.
Have a drink while soaking and overlooking the Colorado River! Iron Mountain Hot Springs features a bar and ensures a quiet adult-friendly atmosphere!
A rare natural Phenomenon – Vapor Caves!
The Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves is a rare natural phenomenon. Glenwood Springs is one of few places in the world where guests can experience a natural (not man-made) geothermal steam bath. Inside the caverns, hot mineral water flows through channels in the cave floor at a toasty 125°F/52°C. Mineral-rich steam fills the three underground chambers which are dimly, yet adequately, lit. Visitors can relax on marble benches placed in each of the three cave rooms. In addition to the vapor cave experience, guests can also enjoy a full range of spa treatments, private mineral baths, and salon services.
Wellness feels even better after a day of powder plays!
Winter in Colorado’s favorite hot springs town has more to offer than ‘just’ world-class wellness experiences! Glenwood Springs’ snow-packed trails and slopes are beckoning. Find out where to ski, snowmobile and trek in Glenwood Springs!
Ski & Board at Sunlight Mountain Resort!
Glenwood Springs’ very own Sunlight Mountain Resort is one of the best-kept ski resort secrets in Colorado. Fun, friendly, and best of all – affordable!
While there is lots of beginner-friendly terrain, Sunlight also features one of the longest runs in the State and the East Ridge will challenge any expert.
Check out the Ski, Swim, Stay Package as well as the Slope and Soak Package to ensure the best vacation value in Colorado!
Shred in White River National Forest
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Feeling the need for speed? Opt for a full-throttle snowmobiling adventure. Sunlight Mountain Resort has guided snowmobiling tours that take riders deep into Colorado’s scenic back-country where untracked powder abounds. Navigate undulating terrain for miles on the Sunlight to Powderhorn Trail (S-P Trail), so named because it begins near Sunlight Mountain in Glenwood Springs and ends at Powderhorn Ski Area near Grand Junction. Snowmobiling tours are an ideal skiing alternative that is suitable for all ability levels. Reservations book quickly, so call ahead!
Other Powder Plays to pair with your relaxing Rocky Mountain Vacation
For a slower pace and solitude with ample snow, choose Nordic skiing or snowshoeing on nearby groomed trails. Babbish Gulch at Sunlight Mountain Resort features 29 kilometers of trails that take hikers through a peaceful Colorado winter landscape. Among the highlights is a backcountry log cabin built in the1800s. Closer to town, when the greens are covered in white, Ironbridge Golf Club invites cross-country skiers and snowshoers to traverse its rolling hills with stunning views of Mt. Sopris.
Afternoons & Evenings can be spent in charming historic downtown or at America’s only mountain top theme park: Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Winter on the Mountain at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, brings Sparkle and Holiday Cheer to Glenwood Springs. The mountain-top Adventure Park is dazzling visitors again this winter with over 500,000 lights, fire pits, Apine Coaster, and a giant, musical Christmas tree.
There is more…
We don’t want to overwhelm you with all the wonderful things Glenwood Springs has to offer but there is one more thing! Make sure to not miss out on Glenwood’s vibrant restaurant and entertainment scene when visiting Colorado’s relaxation capital! Find wonderful RESTAURANTS HERE learn more about ENTERTAINMENT & SHOWS HERE!
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How to get here!?
Glenwood Springs is located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, between Vail and Aspen on Interstate-70. Just west of the 16-mile scenic Glenwood Canyon, and an easy drive from Denver, Grand Junction, Aspen and Vail.
How about romancing the rails to Glenwood Springs?
Getting here is half the fun! Take the Amtrak train to Glenwood Springs to make your getaway even more romantic! The best swoon-worthy love stories are as much about the journey as the destination. With daily stops in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Amtrak makes it possible to up the romantic ante every day of the year. Score even bigger love points by leaving the car parked at home and booking a couple of tickets aboard Amtrak’s California Zephyr from Denver’s Union Station to Glenwood Springs.