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Happy & Relaxed: Winter in Glenwood Springs

Give your mental and physical well-being a boost this winter with a Colorado road trip to Glenwood Springs. Snowy outdoor activities, immune-enhancing hot springs and value-priced lodging packages are just a few suggestions to relax and have fun with friends and family this winter. 

Bring on the Snow and Ski Sunlight!

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the extended winter forecast for the Colorado mountains is the stuff of wintry dreams—chilly temps and above-average snowfall! Make the most of prime conditions at Sunlight Mountain Resort. The family-friendly ski area, just minutes from Glenwood Springs, boasts 250-inches of snowfall annually and 72 uncrowded trails.

Play Hard, Rest Easy with Ski & Stay Packages

Create the ski and stay package of your winter dreams. This season Sunlight Mountain Resort is partnering with a variety of Glenwood Springs lodges to offer cozy, quality accommodations, along with highly discounted lift tickets. When it comes to winter savings, Glenwood Springs is Colorado’s go-to family ski and snowboarding destination. For the best lodging options, book your stay early.

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Snow Daze: More Than One Way to Play

Not a skier? Not to worry. There are plenty of other ways to get vigorous exercise coupled with a healthy dose of fresh mountain air. For a hike in the woods, trek through stunning aspen groves at Sunlight Mountain Resort. The Babbish Gulch trail system has miles of groomed Nordic and snowshoe trails. Feeling the need for speed? Sign up for a snowmobiling tour into the backcountry. The choice is yours: stick to well-groomed trails or make fresh tracks of your own.


Better Than Bobsled: Glenwood Caverns’ Alpine Coaster 

Hunker down in your individual Alpine Coaster sled and let the throttle out as much as you dare. The Alpine Coaster at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is an adrenaline-pumping thrill ride. You’ll fly down the mountain, hurtle around corners and speed through the straights. The track is lit from start to finish, so you can ride even on the darkest nights. Catch your breath on the tow back up and do it all over again and again.

alpine coaster

Feel Good Hot Springs Soaking

Glenwood Springs’ geothermal attractions—Glenwood Hot Springs Resort, Iron Mountain Hot Springs and Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves—have long been known for their therapeutic benefits. The heat alone is enough to relax tense muscles and induce peace of mind; a bevy of dissolved minerals in the water and the steam add even more curative mojo. Whether you soak or steam, you’ll experience deep, whole-body, healing relaxation at Glenwood’s premier geothermal attractions.

family at Iron Mountain Hot Springs

Festive from Top to Bottom

Glenwood Springs winter nights are some of the prettiest anywhere in the state. From the valley floor to the mountain summit, twinkly lights of every shade of sparkle light up the night sky in the hot springs town. A sight-to-see, the Hotel Colorado dazzles with outdoor holiday décor from the courtyard to the rooftop! Another show-off attraction is the spectacle created by Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. The theme park spends two-weeks installing creative lighting that provides a mountain-top bright spot, easily viewed up close or from town throughout the winter season. Read more about the holiday decorations and events HERE!

hotel with holiday lights

Plan Ahead, Arrive Safely

Getting to Glenwood Springs continues to be the easy drive it has always been. For the latest, most up-to-date travel information, always check cotrip.org before heading out. Another option for travelers to Glenwood Springs is to hop aboard Amtrak or the Bustang, both of which make regular stops in the hot spring town.


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Reservations to hike Hanging Lake are released on a weekly basis every Tuesday at 8:00 am MDT. 

 Visit the Hanging Lake page HERE for more information and the booking portal.