Come for a vacation, stay for the lifestyle! For more than a century, visitors have realized that Glenwood Springs,Colorado was not only a perfect place to visit, but also a perfect place to call home. With a temperate climate, healthy lifestyle, vibrant arts scene, good schools, a local college, world class medical facilities, excellent shopping and attractions as big as the great outdoors, Glenwood Springs is an ideal place to live, work and raise a family.
Glenwood Springs, Colorado is home to both exciting and relaxing options for residents and visitors, including the Glenwood Hot Springs, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Sunlight Mountain Resort, Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves and Hanging Lake. Talk about a a perfect Colorado summer vacation! Glenwood Springs has tons of activities of the entire family including hiking, biking, rafting, camping, paragliding and fishing. Glenwood Springs has a trail system that runs alongside our beautiful rivers. There are also trails in Glenwood Canyon, just east of Glenwood Springs including the very popular and scenic trail to Hanging Lake or you can choose to hike up Grizzly or No Name Creeks. If you’d rather bike than hike these trails, there are several bike rental shops from which to choose.
If you’d rather relax you can book a treatment at one of several spas like the Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves or the Glenwood Hot Springs’ Spa of the Rockies. Perhaps one of the most popular activities in Glenwood Springs is fly-fishing. Anglers can choose from the Roaring Fork, Colorado, Frying Pan or Crystal Rivers and guide services are readily available. Glenwood Springs was named the #1 Fishing Town in America in 2008 by Field and Stream magazine.
You can see why Glenwood Springs was named the Most Fun Town In America by USAToday/Rand McNally!
In the winter, Glenwood Springs is a hub for snow related activities and is located just 45 minutes from Aspen, Colorado and an hour from Vail, Colorado. You can stay at the Cedar Lodge and ski Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk (home of the Winter X-Games) and Snowmass. If you choose to head east of Glenwood Springs, you can ski Beaver Creek or Vail. Glenwood Springs’ local ski area, Sunlight Mountain Resort is perfect for families and those looking for a budget oriented ski vacation.