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Plan Now! Spring Break in Glenwood Springs

From the slopes to the soaks, spring break in Glenwood Springs is a family-pleasing Colorado vacation destination. But there’s no time to waste, if you haven’t already, now’s the time to make your spring break plans to visit Glenwood Springs.

The season of spring is on the way (March 20) and so is spring break in Colorado. The annual school holiday signals a time to get away for a mini-vacation to recharge and regroup with family. It’s the ideal opportunity for a total body/mind refresh before heading back to the work routine or school for the final stretch of studies and exams.

Glenwood Springs is a spring break dream come true, and one that’s easy to plan even at the last minute! Here’s all you need to know about where to stay, eat, play and soak in Colorado’s premier hot springs and adventure town.

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It’s always a good idea to book your lodging reservations as soon as possible, but if you still need to make reservations, you’re in luck. Glenwood Springs is home to hundreds of guest rooms at family-friendly price points. For the best deals, be sure to check out lodging packages like Ski Swim Stay that incorporate value-packed extras like skiing at Sunlight Mountain Resort and admission to Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. There are other packages as well, depending on your lodging or activity interests.

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Casual, relaxed and delicious, that’s the vibe at Glenwood Springs restaurants. Every restaurant in the hot springs town has a welcoming, come-as-you-are atmosphere. Downtown has a concentration of excellent options centered around Bethel Plaza and nearby streets, but you’ll find great eats in every sector including in West Glenwood Springs, Meadows Shopping Center, as well as plenty more from Asian to Mexican south of town. Search out what sounds most satisfying or ask a local for their recommendations. Wherever you end up for breakfast, lunch or dinner, tuck in and enjoy!


When it comes to things to do, you’ll run out of time before you run out of choices. Gorgeous spring weather makes it easy to partake in outdoor activities. Top spots on spring break itineraries include Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, America’s only mountain-top theme park, and Sunlight Mountain Resort for a day of skiing, snowboarding or snowmobiling. Some other ways to enjoy the outdoors on fine spring days include fly-fishing on the Colorado or Roaring Fork rivers, cycling on the Rio Grande Trail or hiking on trails in town and farther afield.

hot springs in GlenwoodSoak & Steam

No Glenwood Springs vacation is complete without experiencing at least one of the town’s three hot springs attractions. Glenwood Hot Springs Pool is enormous and also a huge draw for spring break families who want plenty of room to spread out and stay for the whole day. Iron Mountain Hot Springs features 16 soaking pools in a splash-free quiet zone and is ideal for couples or a group of friends. Their 2-1/2 hours soaking windows require reservations but ensure that there are never too many visitors at one time. Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves with its underground steam caves and above-ground spa is perfect for a dedicated day of relaxation and pampering. Detoxify in subterranean steam-filled caverns, then unwind further with a massage or body treatment upstairs.

Spring break is fast approaching, get your Glenwood Springs vacation plans in the books today!

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