After the experiences of the past few months, you’re ready for a change of scenery. Uncrowded and surrounded by nature, Glenwood Springs is the perfect Colorado destination to dip your toes back into summer travel.
Please note: Face coverings are required in downtown, within businesses and at restaurants before seated by the state of Colorado and town ordinance. This rule applies to all visitors 3 years and older in Glenwood Springs.
Keep in mind that restaurants have lower capacities to allow for social distancing and group sizes may be limited to 6 or 8 people per table. Overall, your experience in Glenwood Springs will be more enjoyable if you travel as a small group, allowing you to share e.g. the Glenwood Gondola, Rafting Boats, Tables etc.
This summer escape without going too far; leave your house without leaving your comfort zone. Get the break you need without breaking the budget. Glenwood Springs’ family-friendly hospitality is legendary. Generations of travelers have come here seeking relaxation, wellness and fun; that hasn’t changed. With a few modifications to our hot springs, attractions, activities, restaurants and lodges, we’re ready to welcome you back. In Glenwood Springs, Colorado’s “Land of Water,” you can confidently enjoy summer travel again.
PLEASE NOTE: Face coverings are required within businesses and at restaurants before seated by the state of Colorado and town ordinance. This rule applies to all visitors 3 years and older in Glenwood Springs. Keep in mind that restaurants have lower capacities to allow for social distancing and group sizes may be limited to 6 or 8 people per table. Overall, your experience in Glenwood Springs will be more enjoyable if you travel as a small group, allowing you to share e.g. the Glenwood Gondola, Rafting Boats, Tables etc.
While it may have been quiet these past few weeks at Glenwood Springs hotels, motels, lodges, inns, B&Bs and campgrounds, the staff has been busy implementing strategies to enhance hygiene in guest rooms and common areas. Each establishment has made your health and well-being their top priority so no matter where you stay you can rest easy in Glenwood Springs. Learn more about Glenwood Springs lodging! There is currently a special where you can qualify for a $100 Glenwood Gold Community Currency welcome gift if you book an legible trip to Glenwood Springs, learn more about Special!
Summer has always been a wonderful time to enjoy scrumptious food in Glenwood Springs—it still is. As the weather warms, restaurants are embracing outdoor dining options more than ever. Enjoy the season with an alfresco meal at many of your favorite spots in town or dine inside at a safe distance from others. Either way, our restaurants are ready to serve you. Learn more about Glenwood Springs dining.
Are one-of-a-kind and the top reason visitors choose Glenwood Springs—Colorado’s Land of Water. From iconic hot springs to acclaimed sights, all your favorite places are waiting for you. Remember to plan before going to an attraction by making advanced reservations and following the safety precautions.
Glenwood Hot Springs Resort
In addition to geothermal soaking in a historic setting, the world’s largest hot springs pool is home to the new Sopris Splash Zone with its fast-moving river ride and an extensive play area for families.
Iron Mountain Hot Springs
Relax in hot springs with views of the Colorado River. Each of the 16 soaking pools is unique in size and temperature. A large family pool and outdoor showers offer options for cooling off.
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
America’s only mountain-top theme park, the Adventure Park boasts some of the nation’s most exhilarating thrill rides, but families with young children can also enjoy tamer rides as well as cave tours, casual dining and live entertainment.
Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves
There’s nothing else like it in North America! Naturally formed underground caverns filled with mineral-rich steam help to relax and detoxify the body. For even more body bliss, book a spa treatment or mineral mud bath.
The jewel of Glenwood Canyon, Hanging Lake is a designated National Natural Landmark because of its unusual geological attributes. A true beauty, it is one of the most photographed places in Colorado.
Doc Holliday & History Museum
Doc Holliday Trail: In Glenwood Springs where he died, the legend of John “Doc” Holliday lives on. Hike the Doc Holliday Trail to visit his grave marker and learn more about his life and times at the Doc Holliday Museum. No permit is required for this trail.
Learn more about the people and places that shaped Glenwood Springs. Explore a treasure trove of pioneer-era artifacts at the Glenwood Springs Historical Society & Frontier Museum. For a stroll back in time, ask about the walking tour of downtown Glenwood Springs.
If you’re feeling the desire to stretch your legs, make a splash and get moving after being cooped up, you’ve come to the right place. There’s so much to do in the great outdoors in Glenwood Springs. With precautions in place, warm-weather activities in Glenwood Springs are ramping up. From guided trips to independent outings, follow general safety guidelines and outfitter recommendations.
A Glenwood Springs rafting trip through scenic Glenwood Canyon is a summer highlight for Colorado families. To help guests feel comfortable, rafting companies have implemented safety plans that include online reservations and fewer people per trip.
A sport that naturally encourages social distancing, fly-fishing enthusiasts will find many quiet places to cast away. Guided float trips, which typically accommodate a few people from the same household, are another great option for fishing the area’s Gold Medal waterways.
One of the best things about Glenwood Springs’ recreation trails is that so many of them are close to town. No need to drive for miles to access a secluded spot along the river, a hiking trail with a great view or singletrack that offers a good uphill grind.
Cycling and Mountain Biking
Cycling & Mountain Biking. The International Mountain Biking Association has designated the Roaring Fork Valley a Gold Level Ride Center thanks to more than 300 miles of high-quality trails and cycling support services. After weeks indoors, fill your lungs with fresh, clean mountain air. Rent a bike or bring your own.
More Glenwood Springs Activities From take-your-mind-off-everything spa treatments and paragliding rides that let you soar above it all; to escape rooms that challenges your wits and ATV tours that engage your inner wild child; there’s no better time than right now to escape to Glenwood Springs.
We’re so excited to welcome our visitors back to Glenwood Springs! We can’t wait to see you relaxing in the hot springs, smiling over dinner, having fun from our mountain tops to our rivers and everywhere in between. For a safe, close, easy, little summer getaway, make plans to visit Glenwood Springs today at www.visitglenwood.com.