21 in 2021: Your Glenwood Springs Winter Bucket List

With so much to see, do and experience, winter is one of the best times of year to visit Colorado’s favorite hot springs town. How many of these bucket list items can you check off your list when you visit Glenwood Springs?

Ready. Set. Go!

  • Spend a day on the slopes. Sunlight Mountain Resort boasts over 730 acres of skiable terrain with some of the steepest and longest runs in the state!
  • Rev your engines. Take a guided snowmobiling tour to explore miles of groomed trails that weave throughout the backcountry.
  • Cast away. Yes, really. With much less pressure on aquatic species, winter is an excellent time to go fishing, either by floating the river or casting from shore. 
  • Be a thrill-seeker. Let ‘er rip on the Alpine Coaster, the number one ride at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.
  • Brush up on history. Located in a charming residential neighborhood, visit the Frontier Historical Museum to see what life was like for Glenwood’s earliest residents.
  • Pay your respects. Gambler-gunslinger, John Henry “Doc” Holliday,” of the Shootout at the OK Corral fame is interred at Linwood Cemetery. To get there, follow the Doc Holliday Trail, just a short hike from downtown.
  • Dive into the world’s largest hot springs pool. Nothing quite compares to the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool for swimming, playing and relaxing in geothermal water.
  • Take a riverside hot dip. For an ultra-tranquil experience, try all sixteen soaking pools at Iron Mountain Hot Springs. Each one is a different temperature and all of them overlook the Colorado River with views of Mt. Sopris in the distance.
  • Unwind underground. Don’t miss a chance to visit the Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves, unique in all of North America. Geothermal vapors from the source spring fill the caves for the ultimate steam bath.
  • Tour Colorado’s most decorated cave room. The King’s Row Cave Tour at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is a sight to behold with stunning cave formations at every turn.

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  • Accept the challenge. Can you stay cool under pressure? Put your problem-solving skills to the test as you race against the clock to puzzle your way out of a locked space at the Glenwood Escape Room.
  • See beauty everywhere. Appreciate the talent of local artists on display throughout Glenwood Springs. Look for murals, butterfly and angel wing paintings, sculptures and more as you explore downtown.
  • Hang out in the lobby. Even if you’re not a guest at the historic Hotel Colorado, you can still enjoy the ambiance, as well as a cup of coffee, a special cocktail or a delicious meal in a lux setting.
  • Hit the trails. Babbish Gulch trails at Sunlight Mountain Resort meander through postcard-pretty aspen and pine forests. The multi-use trails are perfect for snowshoeing, Nordic skiing and fat biking.
  • Take a time out. Devote some time to whole-body bliss with a massage or body treatment at Glenwood Springs spas.
  • Try something sweet. It’s okay to give in to temptation, especially while on vacation. Treats to try include Sweet Coloradough donuts, Sundae ice cream and Chocolate Moose truffles!
  • Grab a bite to eat. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, you’ll find delicious options everywhere in Glenwood Springs. Check out this dining guide or follow your gut for a satisfying meal.


Now that you know what to do and where to go, make plans to visit Glenwood Springs today!

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