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Spring Fling! A Couples Guide to Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs is an attractive destination for twosomes. Brimming with things to do, a thriving restaurant scene and ample lodging to accommodate all styles and budgets, it’s the perfect place for a romantic spring fling.

You can feel it in the air! Romance, absolutely, but also a fresh new season is emerging in Colorado’s favorite hot springs town. Warm sunshine and blue skies signal that spring is on the way. It’s an ideal time of year to plan a couple’s getaway to Glenwood Springs. Use the suggestions below to add activities and adventure to your spring fling.

Ride the Rails

Take the train between Denver and Glenwood Springs aboard Amtrak’s California Zephyr. Ditch the car, snuggle in and watch the landscape roll by mile after stunning mile, including through Glenwood Canyon, before arriving at the historic depot in Glenwood Springs. The hot springs town is also easy to navigate on foot with many hotels and attractions within convenient walking distance.

Make Fresh Tracks

For couples who ski or snowboard, Sunlight Mountain Resort is just minutes from Glenwood Springs. The close-in proximity means you can sleep in, grab breakfast and still claim first tracks at the hometown ski area. Whether you prefer groomed corduroy cruisers or fresh powder runs through the glades, Sunlight Mountain is sure to please.

Off-Slope Antics

For non-skiers, Glenwood Springs is still a peak experience for couples. Check out Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park for thrills both above and below ground. Rides, attractions, cave tours and some of the best views in town await lovebirds who visit the high-elevation theme park. Closer to town, share laughs, drinks and dinner at Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, the town’s local comedy house. The professional cast’s spring show opens each February.

Romantic Dinner for Two

Raise a toast to a budding new relationship or a well-rooted, long-established one with a special meal. Glenwood’s restaurant scene is lively and diverse. “Restaurant Row” along Seventh Street and Bethel Plaza is a great place to get started. Other areas with eateries sure to satisfy your culinary cravings include North Glenwood where Hotel Colorado is located, Glenwood Meadows, West Glenwood Springs, and restaurants south of downtown along Grand Avenue and Highway 82.

Raise the Temperature

No visit to Glenwood Springs would be complete without a soothing geothermal experience. The town has three options for partaking in hot springs. Glenwood Hot Springs Pool is the largest and most historic, dating back to 1888. Iron Mountain Hot Springs features multiple smaller pools with riverside views. Later this year, the attraction’s expansion will feature several “experience” pools that mimic the water “recipes” of famous hot springs around the world. Finally, for something completely different, visit Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves for a natural steam bath in underground caves.

Stay in Style

When it comes to lodging, the two of you always have a place to stay in Glenwood Springs. Whatever your style–cozy or sleek, historic or modern, away from the hubbub or in the heart of town, budget or luxury–there’s a room waiting for you in Glenwood Springs.

Spring is on the way and it’s a season to love. Start planning your romantic getaway to Glenwood Springs today!

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Visit Glenwood Springs

We are pleased to announce the US Forest Service rebuild of the Hanging Lake Trail that is set to begin this spring will allow for hiking on a limited basis through the construction period. Reservations will be available weekly, with available hiking dates and times released every Tuesday at 8:00 am MDT. This system aims to streamline access to the trail during construction, while ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for all visitors.

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