Enjoy the relaxed pace of train travel and a visit to the historic Railroad Museum at the train depot. Amtrak has year-round daily arrivals into Glenwood Springs from various points throughout the West and Midwest. The California Zephyr travels from Chicago to San Francisco with stops in Denver and Grand Junction.
Glenwood Springs offers some of the best rock and ice climbing that Colorado has to offer! Popular areas include Glenwood Canyon, Grizzly Creek, Hanging Lake, No Name Canyon, Puoux and Super Puoux, Rifle Mountain Park and Shoshone Stones.
The best way to explore Glenwood Springs, is to learn about Glenwood's rich history first.
The Frontier Historical Society was created in 1964 to preserve the pieces of Glenwood Springs’ past. A small museum was opened at that time, continued to grow and in 1972 a larger museum was opened in its present location at 1001 Colorado Avenue in Glenwood Springs.
A day of excitement and exploration is waiting for you on top of Iron Mountain, where Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park brings out the kid in everyone. From the fully enclosed gondola you can take in the views almost 50 miles to the south, over Glenwood Springs and the Roaring Fork Valley, past majestic Mt. Sopris, to the peaks in Aspen. Once you’re at the top, it’s time to choose your adventures.
The Glenwood Hot Springs Pool is famous for its enduring appeal and for its size—the largest in the world at over two blocks long.
Native American Utes regarded it as a sacred healing place. Over the past century famous visitors including Al Capone, Titanic-survivor Molly Brown, and President Theodore Roosevelt called it Spa in the Rockies. Today thousands of visitors enjoy the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool in all four seasons.
Since the late 1800s, vaudeville variety shows have entertained audiences with song, dance, magic, comedy and all-around silliness. One hundred years ago, Vaudeville was the only entertainment available in the West. Acts traveled around the country performing in quaint theaters and were often the highlight of the year. The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue revives this time-honored tradition at the Blue Acacia Theatre in the Masonic Lodge located at 9th and Colorado.
Entryway to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, the Iron Mountain Tramway is a 4,300-foot-long gondola ride originating on the floor of the Roaring Fork Valley, near the Colorado River. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the ten-minute scenic ride inside six-person fully enclosed glass gondolas.
Glide through Glenwood Springs on your two-wheeled Segway Personal Transporter. Guided tours take you wheeling through downtown streets, or climbing 2,000 vertical feet off-road for some aerial views of town. Helmets and training are included in the price of the tours.
Glenwood Springs is within a one-hour drive of 7 world-class ski resorts! Conveniently located just 40 miles north of Aspen, Colorado and 60 miles west of Vail, it's a perfect hub for a multi-day, multi-mountain skiing vacation!
Glenwood Springs offers great skiing & snowboarding at Sunlight Mountain Resort. Our local ski area boasts beautiful vistas of Mt. Sopris and the surrounding Elk Mountain Range, with 480 acres and 67 trails.
Glenwood Springs offers exciting snowmobile tours that are designed for all ages and ability levels. Experts will guide you through pristine forest, offering spectacular views of the Flattops Wilderness, Mt. Sopris and surrounding mountains.
Snowmobile riders will be given safety instruction and driving lessons. All snowmobile equipment is provided. Two person or single passenger snowmobiles are available.
Guided snowshoe tours are available at Sunlight Mountain Resort and Glenwood Adventure Company. Another option is to bring your own or rent a pair in Glenwood Springs for a self-guided adventure on the many trails in White River National Forest. Glenwood Springs has a wide variety of trails and paths that cater to all athletic abilities.
Sunlight Mountain Resort is tucked away about 10 miles south of Glenwood Springs, or a fifteen minute drive from downtown. For over forty years, Sunlight Mountain Resort has been a family and adventure ski destination—and since it’s not visible from the highways, lots of its fans think of it as an undiscovered secret, away from the crowds and the high prices of other Colorado ski resorts.
Glenwood Springs has a wide variety of trails and bike paths that cater to all athletic abilities. From steep singletracks and rugged hikes to miles of smoothly paved bike paths, you can enjoy playing in the mountains all year round! View a complete list of trails.
The Vapor Caves are said to purify body and spirit as they soothe away aches and pains. They are the only known natural vapor caves in North America, in which hot mineral waters flow through the cave floors to create a natural geothermal steam bath.
Yampah, which translated from Ute dialect means "big medicine", is the namesake of the Yampah Spa Vapor Caves—the only natural hot springs-fed vapor caves in the world.