Five Things to Do in Glenwood Springs Colorado?

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado has a lot to offer both couples and families.

Check out my five top things to do in Glenwood Springs, Colorado:

Go to Iron Mountain Hot Springs

watching the rocky mountainsThis is for mostly adults. There are a variety of hot tubs filled with natural hot spring water. The tubs range from 99 degrees Fahrenheit to 106 degrees Fahrenheit. There is a pool that welcomes families but there is not much to do there with children. The pool is around 99 degrees and it’s simply lovely. Another hot tub sits above the pool. The facility lies right next to the Colorado River and if you’re lucky, you will see rafters flying by. The current is fast! Iron Mountain has lockers to rent but remember to bring your own towels. Check their website for daily fees here.

Glenwood Hot Springs Resort

If you have children or if you want another experience with the natural hot springs, check out Glenwood Hot Springs Resort. The pool is a huge block long and there’s lots of things for children here. There are lap pools here and the water stays hot all year round. They also have a spa which is currently closed due to Covid but should be opening soon. Here is more information.

Glenwood Canyons Adventure Park

If you have children with you, you will ride a gondola to the top of the mountain and enjoy an array of fun rides that are located on the side of the mountain. If you are alone, you may want to check out their caves. There are two of them and you will find gorgeous views of downtown Glenwood from there. There’s also a grille on the top of the mountain. Here’s the link.

Hiking, Biking and Running Trails

running trail at Glenwood SpringsThere are so many hiking, biking and running trails in Glenwood Canyons. If you go to the visitor center, you can pick up a map with all of the hiking trails. There is a bike/running trail that runs along the Colorado River and it’s absolutely breathtaking.

Yampah Spa

Here you will find vapor caves. This is not for children. According to the website, “Hot mineral waters flow through the cave floors at 125 degrees¬† to create our natural geothermal steam baths. The Vapor Caves consist of three adjoining underground rock chambers. Visitors descend a stairway inside the main building and pass through a stone corridor into the caves.” I was there years ago and found it absolutely incredible and worth the visit. They have a whole array of services here. Here’s the website.


Glenwood Springs is a perfect place to getaway for a long weekend to relax, rejuvenate, and to enjoy life!