Experience All Glenwood Springs Has to Offer—and a Soak!

Try rafting on your Glenwood Springs vacation

Experience All Glenwood Springs Has to Offer—and a Soak!

The hot springs town located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies is a hub for adventure, music and relaxation. Experience it all on your next Glenwood Springs vacation.

Glenwood Springs is a geothermal hot spot. With three hot springs attractions in town, it’s the one activity that’s on everyone’s to-do list. Home to historic hot springs, natural steam caves and Colorado’s newest hot springs— Iron Mountain Hot Springs, partaking in the geothermal goodness is a top priority. With a little planning, you can explore a whole range of activities, and still enjoy a soothing soak.

The Cliffhanger Roller Coaster at Glenwood Caverns Adventure ParkFilling a few days in Glenwood Springs is not a matter of what to do, but how to fit it all in! During the summer months, you can cool off by rafting through scenic Glenwood Canyon. If cycling is your thing pedal miles of paved paths, go off-road or ride singletrack trails. There’s also fishing, horseback riding and even Segway tours! For high flying adventures, visitors can go paragliding, ziplining or sky diving. A visit to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, America’s only mountaintop theme park provides sky-high thrills on rides such as the new Haunted Mine Drop, the Giant Canyon Swing, the Cliffside Roller Coaster and the Alpine Coaster.

To beat the midday heat, give indoor activities a try. Sign up for a massage at one of Glenwood’s spas, puzzle your way out of a locked Escape Room or visit the Doc Holliday Museum to learn about the town’s most famous resident.

Summer is also a time when Glenwood Springs’ entertainment takes center stage. In addition to its hilarious regular comedy show, The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue features a lineup of talented performers. Also, nearly every night at the Riviera Supper Club, visitors can listen to familiar piano tunes while they dine. Glenwood Caverns’ Music on the Mountain kicks off their 10th season of live weekly shows in June, August and September. Beginning in late June, Glenwood’s Summer of Music plays at Two Rivers Park every Wednesday evening for six weeks.

Ready to relax? Head to Iron Mountain Hot Springs for a geothermal soak that overlooks the Colorado River.  Guests can choose from 16 soaking pools, each one a different temperature and experience! Try them all and find the one that’s right for you. A fresh-water family pool is cooler than the others and perfect for splashing.  The attached jetted spa is a convenient perch. It looks out over the family pool making it easy for parents to keep an eye on their kiddos.  The centrally located Rejuvenation Station offers outdoor showers for pre-rinsing and cooling off on hot days.

Eat lunch, dinner and, if you like, order an adult beverage at the Sopris Café. The locker rooms in the bathhouse at Iron Mountain Hot Springs are roomy and modern, stocked with complimentary shampoo, conditioner and soap. Swimsuit spinners and free lockers add convenience.  If you forget your towel, you can rent one at the front desk. A retail boutique stocks swimsuits, gifts and logoed souvenirs.

There’s no doubt about it, soaking at Iron Mountain Hot Springs is a favorite pastime. Plan ahead today and make the most of your Glenwood Springs vacation.

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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.