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7 Family-Friendly Activities in 7 Days: Spring Break in Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs is Colorado’s spring break destination every day of the week! Give your crew a vacation they can look forward to by incorporating these iconic family-oriented activities into your spring break vacation itinerary.

Spring break is almost here, and Glenwood Springs is the ultimate destination for family fun! Get ready to dive into an unforgettable week packed with thrilling activities, relaxation, and quality time with your loved ones. Make the most of your spring break with these seven must-do Glenwood Springs experiences:

Moms and kids playing in fountains at the Sopris Splash Zone1. Sopris Splash Zone. Get a jump on the summer rafting season at Shoshone Chutes, an exciting whitewater tubing ride at the world-famous Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. It’s a wild ride, so hang on tight. You’ll plunge downhill and around twists and turns surrounded by a riverscape that takes its cue from the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon. The rafting-inspired ride is weather-dependent and open on weekends during spring break. The Sopris Splash Zone also includes “Hanging Lake” an interactive play area for younger children, and the Grand Fountain, a splash pad water feature that’s fun for all ages. Best of all, Sopris Splash Zone is included in the admission price to the pool.

Family exploring the Glenwood Caverns2. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Beginning Friday, March 8, Glenwood Caverns is open daily. That means it’s easier than ever to explore the stunning caves that launched the mountaintop theme park onto the scene 25 years ago. Take it to the limit with over-the-edge thrill rides like the Alpine Coaster and Giant Canyon Swing (weather dependent). For family fun and games, play a game of laser tag or take in an animated movie at the 4-D motion theater. Keep in mind, Funday passes provide the best value and include the Glenwood Gondola, two cave tours, and unlimited turns on rides.

Glenwood Vaudville Revue Winter/Spring show, April 3, 20153. Glenwood Vaudeville Revue. The family that laughs together, stays together! For a night of hilarity suitable for all ages, make plans to catch a Vaudeville show. The 2-hour dinner theater and comedy show features skits, songs and high-energy dance numbers. Each season the professionally trained cast of actors rolls out a new show filled with fresh material, often poking fun at local life. Doors open Fridays and Saturdays at 6 p.m.; and Sundays at 5 p.m.

kids at iron mountain hot springs4. Hot springs soaking. Water is the way to go for full-immersion family fun. There’s no better place to relax than at geothermal attractions in Glenwood Springs. Glenwood Hot Springs Resort is world-famous for its enormous hot springs’ pools and, the aforementioned Sopris Splash Zone. Iron Mountain Hot Springs offers an entirely different mineral springs experience, with smaller riverside geothermal soaking pools of varying temperatures and a freshwater family pool on its family-friendly Legacy side. New at Iron Mountain Hot Springs is WorldSprings, an over-21 area that features pools inspired by famous baths and wellness destinations from around the globe.

Family bicycling 5. Early season hiking and biking. With the spring warming trend, area trails have thawed out and are ready to greet a new season of hikers and bikers. Explore Glenwood’s Wild West history with a hike to Linwood Cemetery and pay your respects to gambler and gunslinger John “Doc” Holliday. For top-notch views of the town, spend a few hours hiking along a primitive road to the summit of Red Mountain. For cyclists, springtime is ideal for cruising the Rio Grande Trail. The paved surface and gentle grade make it accessible to riders of all abilities and ages. For an extra boost, rent an e-bike from one of the town’s local bike shops.

Family eating pizza at Rocky Mountain Pizza6. Dining out. Satisfying a hungry family isn’t always easy while on vacation. Fortunately, parents are in luck, Glenwood Springs is home to a vibrant dining scene guaranteed to please even the pickiest eaters. From tacos and pizza to steak and sushi, dinner is always a delight in the hot springs town. For sweet treats any time of day, discover mouthwatering options all around town including artisan ice cream and frozen yogurt, homemade donuts and pastries, as well as small-batch chocolate and candies.

Iron Bridge Golf Course with Snowy Mt. Sopris in the background7. Family Golf Day. Finally, round up the family and hit the links at golf courses in Glenwood Springs. The fairways are in prime condition for early season play. Swing into Glenwood Springs Golf Club for a quick 9 holes or head to Ironbridge Golf Club for 18 holes of play. Either way, embrace the course challenges and one another’s company in some of the most stunning outdoor settings in Colorado.

Plan your family spring break getaway to Glenwood Springs today and get ready for an action-packed week of adventure, laughs, and relaxation with all your favorite people!



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Reservations to hike Hanging Lake are released on a weekly basis every Tuesday at 8:00 am MDT. 

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