10 Best Glenwood Springs Locations for A Fall Photoshoot

Stage a fall photoshoot at Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs

10 Best Glenwood Springs Locations for A Fall Photoshoot

Autumn is one of Colorado’s prettiest seasons, make the most of it with a photoshoot that highlights the beauty of fall in Glenwood Springs.

Take some snaps to frame or post on social media. With stunning foliage, bright blue skies and iconic backdrops that can only be found in Glenwood Springs, we scouted out the best locations for a fall photoshoot. In addition to Iron Mountain Hot Springs, check out these other photogenic hot spots throughout town.

  1. Dining outdoors at Bethel Plaza. When the weather is fine, dine alfresco downtown. Take Insta-worthy images in Glenwood’s Bethel Plaza where restaurants provide an abundance of outdoor eating ambiance.
  2. Seventh Street is photoshoot-ready!South End of the Pedestrian Bridge. Take some snaps from this elevated vantage point that overlooks Seventh Street. If you go at dusk, in addition to golden hour lighting, you’ll also capture historic neon signs lit up for the evening.
  3. Hotel Colorado Courtyard. Picture perfect with a fountain as its centerpiece, pull up a chair for lunch or dinner at the outdoor restaurant and bar. As the weather chills the hotel ignites even more of a fall mood with propane-powered braziers around which to warm hands and sip drinks.
  4. Viewing Deck at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. For breath-taking panoramas as far as the eye can see, ride the Glenwood Gondola to America’s only mountain-top theme park. From the Viewing Deck, the autumn splendor unfurls from the valley floor to the Elk Range near Aspen.
  5. Doc Holliday’s Grave. The historic granite marker skews spooky in October. Set the tone for fall by posting images of John “Doc” Holliday’s memorial marker to your feed. Back at your hotel, settle with movies like Wyatt Earp and Tombstone that famously portrayed the gambler-gunslinger.
  6. Fall at Glenwood Caverns Adventure ParkThe Alley off Bethel Plaza. A wall of bricks Bricks painted over time and again showcase Glenwood’s roots as a working-class town. In the alley adjacent to Smoke Modern BBQ vintage signs reveal advertisements from a bygone era Notice the row of tiny windows overhead, each in a room furnished with the basics for the working ladies at the turn of the century.
  7. Summit of Red Mountain. Stretch your legs and get some fresh air on this in-town hike. Follow the steep, single-track Cross Trail to the summit or take the road for a more moderate incline. Both options lead to scenic overlooks of Roaring Fork Valley and unimpeded landscape views.
  8. Soaking at Iron Mountain Hot Springs. Create memorable images that trick the eye with photos taken from Iron Mountain Hot Spring’s infinity-edge pool overlooking the Colorado River. It’s a stunner that will make people look twice!
  9. Sunlight Mountain Resort. Fall colors are top-notch for several more weeks at Glenwood’s hometown ski resort. Strike a pose surrounded by yellow-leafed aspen groves. A tried-and-true photoshoot location, this spot is perfect for family photos, senior photos and engagement photos.
  10. Two Rivers Park. The Roaring Fork and Colorado River join together here. Because one river is colder than the other, their flows don’t always immediately mix. See and photograph this phenomenon from the bridge that spans the Colorado River. Other spots worthy of attention, especially in autumn include the boat launch, playground, Storm King Fire Memorial, amphitheater and skateboard elements.

If a picture speaks a thousand words, it could be argued that in fall with beauty at its exponential best, that same picture tells an infinitely more radiant story. Learn more about Glenwood Springs and plan your visit to soak at Iron Mountain Hot Springs today!

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Karin Gamba

Karin Gamba has been writing professionally for the travel and tourism markets for nearly two decades. She has promoted a wide array of travel products that include destination towns, vacation resorts, golf courses, ski areas, spas, hotels, restaurants and countless visitor attractions. Karin especially loves writing about her hometown of Glenwood Springs.