Positioned at the confluence of the Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers, Glenwood Springs is a charismatic town in the rugged Rocky Mountains. It’s surrounded by the magnificent landscapes of White River National Forest and home to one of Colorado’s most popular hot springs.
Things to do in Glenwood Springs
Get your adrenalin pumping at the mountain-top theme park of Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, which boasts stunning views of Roaring Fork Valley. Admire the spectacular formations of Colorado’s largest show cave, fly across Iron Mountain on the Alpine Coaster and be amazed by the special effects in the 4D Motion Theater.
Discover what life was like for pioneering residents in Glenwood Springs at the Frontier Historical Museum. Wander through a replica house with period furnishings, learn about the indigenous Ute Indian culture and gain insight into the mining and ranching industries that have helped shape Glenwood Springs.
On the banks of the Colorado River lies the Glenwood Railroad Museum, which is set within a century-old train depot. Admire the red sandstone architecture and medieval-inspired brick towers, then peruse the artefacts and model trains detailing the region’s railroad history.
Sourced from the Yampah “Big Medicine” spring, Glenwood Hot Springs Pool is the perfect place to soak your muscles at the end of a long day of sightseeing. The mineral-rich waters were first discovered by the nomadic Ute tribe, with a swimming pool and a hot tub-inspired Therapy Pool open to the public.
Getting around Glenwood Springs
Glenwood Springs is connected to Chicago by the California Zephyr train, while Denver is around a three-hour bus ride away. Buses travel throughout Glenwood, which is considered one of the most pedestrian-friendly cities in the United States.