Spring is in the air in Glenwood Springs, Colorado’s favorite hot springs town. Hot and cold, up and down, inside and outside, opposites attract with opportunities to experience diverse activities in a single day!
Skiing & Hot Springs
Go from donning a winter parka on snow-covered slopes to sunbathing in a swimsuit on the pool deck. Both are possible in a 24-hour period when you plan a springtime vacation to Glenwood Springs.
With new snow in the forecast and cold overnight temperatures at higher elevations, look to Sunlight Mountain Resort for premier, affordable, family-friendly spring skiing. Après ski, switch gears with a post-slope dip at Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. If skiing and soaking are on your Glenwood Springs travel itinerary, be sure to check out Ski Swim Stay packages that, in addition to lodging, incorporate both activities and even offer free lift tickets to children 12 and younger.
Rivers Ways & Mountain Peaks
From the valley floor to the mountaintops, Glenwood Springs is a study in contrasts. With the arrival of warmer temperatures, bugs tasty to fish are hatching along the Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers, providing excellent opportunities for highly successful angling outings. With much lower pressure on aquatic populations at this time of year, fishing enthusiasts will be reeling in one good catch after another. If you go, purchase a fishing license, and practice catch and release in designated Gold Medal Water sections of the Roaring Fork River.
Hit the heights of excitement in the same day with a visit to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, America’s only mountain-top theme park. Travel skyward to the park entrance aboard the Glenwood Gondola, a vantage point that opens to stunning views of the river valleys below. Once, in the park, enjoy an uncrowded springtime visit. Ride the Alpine Coaster, play laser tag and go on a cave tour or two. Depending on overnight temperatures, the Adventure Park will open the Giant Canyon Swing and other thrill rides, but check the park’s Ride Status page to be sure.
Urban Delights & Rural Recreation
Like night and day, these Glenwood Springs activities are very different depending on your location. The good news is, from dawn to dark, it’s possible to squeeze in experiences that take you from one end of the spectrum to the other in the same day.
There are many ways to see the countryside around Glenwood Springs in spring. Snowmobiling is a great option for those who want to explore the backcountry on a guided tour. Snowshoeing and fat biking on the trails at Sunlight Mountain Resort offer more good options. Excellent groomed cross-country and snowshoe trails are located at Iron Bridge Golf Club, just south of Glenwood Springs. Cyclists also can get an early start on the biking season in Glenwood Springs, especially on the 42-mile, paved Rio Grande Trail.
When it comes to urban excitement, look to nighttime local hot spots to fill up on food and entertainment. Glenwood’s restaurant scene is on fire with delicious cuisine options. As for live shows, Glenwood Vaudeville Revue is the go-to for fresh laughs. The theater is a hub for hilarious comedy acts that spoof news headlines and show off the cast’s talent for singing and dancing.
For an early spring Colorado getaway, plan a vacation to a place where opposites attract. Learn more about Glenwood Springs today!
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