Ultimate Things to Do in Glenwood Springs on this Weekend

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is a year-round, family-friendly destination. You can enjoy guided tours of Glenwood Caverns and the Historic Fairy Caves, mountain-top dining, extreme thrill rides, kids’ attractions, gondola rides

Hike Hanging Lake

Hike Hanging Lake

Another attraction that gets top billing is Hanging Lake. Located in Glenwood Canyon, the trail is a favorite Colorado visitor destination. Unlike other trails in the area, due to its popularity hiking this beauty takes some planning

Skiing, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling

Skiing, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling

Glenwood Springs is surrounded by Colorado’s premier ski destinations. Vail, Aspen, Beaver Creek, Snowmass, Buttermilk and Sunlight are all located within an hour’s drive, and Breckenridge, Winter Park, Powderhorn, Steamboat, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Ski Cooper

Glenwood Hot Springs Pool

Glenwood Hot Springs Pool

As the world’s largest hot springs pool, it continues to be a popular attraction. The main pool, larger than a football field, provides ample space to splash, play and swim laps. The smaller and warmer therapy pool features submerged benches and bubble chairs for relaxing.

Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the 2.3-million-acre White River National Forest is the top recreation forest in the nation. Headquartered in Glenwood Springs, it’is the largest national forest in Colorado and the 12th largest in the nation

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures

Rafting & Kayaking

Rafting & Kayaking

A host of commercial rafting and kayaking companies guide thousands of visitors down the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers through rapids with names like Upper Superstition and Tombstone, substantiating Glenwood Springs’

Gold Medal Fishing

Gold Medal Fishing

Gold Medal waters on the Roaring Fork River harbor an astonishing number of brookies, browns, cutthroats, and rainbow trout. Local guides can direct anglers to some of the best fly-fishing in the state.

Spas

Spas

Glenwood Springs is also a place known for its abundance of wellness therapies.  In addition to the town’s many spas, fitness centers feature classes that include yoga, barre, Pilates, spin, HIIT and more.

Biking

Biking

One of the best ways to get the lay of the land in Glenwood Springs is by bike. Glenwood Springs has mountain biking trails for any ability, from paved paths and country dirt roads, to rugged double- and single-track trails.

Events and Entertainment

Events and Entertainment

Strawberry Days Festival, summer farmers’ markets, free concerts including Summer of Music and Music on the Mountain, Ski Spree, Oktoberfest, the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony at the Hotel Colorado and so much more

Museums and History

Museums and History

The Frontier Historical Society Museum, located in a 1905 house, takes you back in time with artifacts and exhibits on everything from household life, mining, ranching and the Ute Indians to Doc Holliday, Teddy Roosevelt and Buffalo Bill Cody, all of whom spent time in Glenwood Springs.

Camping

Camping

Campsites are available in public and private campgrounds located throughout the Roaring Fork Valley, ranging from secluded sites within the White River National Forest suitable for tents and RVs, to a full-service RV park in Glenwood Canyon

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