Retirement is no time to slow down, at least when it comes to travel. Channel that forever young feeling with a vacation to Glenwood Springs.
There are no limitations to the joys and benefits of travel, and that includes age. In fact, with more free time and flexible schedules, recreating and relaxing in Glenwood Springs is just the ticket for retirees with an ageless mindset.
Travel guru and a senior himself, Rick Steves is a firm believer in the transformative power of travel for seasoned adults. “I’ve long noticed that older travelers seem younger than average in their appearance, attitudes and energy levels,” he writes in an article on his website.
Get Up & Go in Glenwood Springs
Stay young in spirit with these senior-friendly activities.
Paved trails and gentle grades make for leisurely rides. The Rio Grande Trail, a rails-to-trails project, follows the Roaring Fork River for miles from Glenwood Springs to Aspen. For another pleasant ride, pedal the multi-use Glenwood Canyon Recreation Path along the Colorado River.
Casting for rainbow, brown and brookies is a reward of its own, whether you hook a fish or not. Trolling the area’s designated Gold Medal waterways, however, will increase your odds of reeling in a trophy-sized trout. Fishing outfitters can provide equipment and even offer tips on the fly.
Tee up a good time on Glenwood’s greens. Choose nine holes at Glenwood Springs Golf Club or a full round at Ironbridge Golf Club. Social, relaxing and challenging, golf is a game-changing activity for anyone wanting to reduce stress, improve coordination and play outdoors.
Get moving on local trails. When you’re retired, there’s no need to rush. Take time to enjoy the journey as well as the views. Hanging Lake is a highlight but be sure to purchase permits online in advance. Worth the climb, Cross Trail on Red Mountain has spectacular views of the valley floor. For a stair-stepping workout take a cave tour at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.
Nothing beats Glenwood’s geothermal attractions for whole body rejuvenation. Glenwood Hot Springs Resort and Iron Mountain Hot Springs offer two different takes on the soaking experience, while the steam caverns at Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves are singularly unique in North America.
Feed Your Body and Your Brain
Satisfy your appetite for fresh and stimulating experiences in Glenwood Springs.
Veterans at life, seniors have the pluck to eat when and what they please—arriving early for happy hour nibbles, ordering appetizers and dessert only, or going for the whole enchilada with gastronomic gusto. The dining scene in Glenwood Springs serves it all, adding the sass is optional.
Museums & Art
Hit refresh to update your knowledge about the past. Visit Glenwood Springs museums and historical sites to learn more about pioneer, mining and railroad history, as well as famous fast-draw gunslinger Doc Holliday. Recharge your creativity at galleries and art stores that showcase local artists.
Prescription meds may be a fact of life for some seniors, but a dose of laughter is the best medicine to feel happy. Enjoy a hearty helping of humor at Glenwood Vaudeville Revue. Side-splitting comedy acts are just what the doctor ordered.
Your age isn’t your identity, make plans to see and do new things on your own senior trip to Glenwood Springs.
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