Things To Do In Glenwood Springs

Who says you have to pick one or the other? With plenty of activities in Glenwood Springs to choose from,  you can do it all — relax in soothing hot springs and also explore amazing outdoor adventures. While soaking at Iron Mountain Hot Springs tops the list of things to do in Glenwood Springs, there’s still more to experience if time permits. Named a 2018 Top Outdoor Adventure Town by Elevation Outdoors, Glenwood Springs is the perfect base of operations for all sorts of outdoor pursuits. To make your trip planning easier, we’ve partnered with the outfitters listed below. Pair your next Iron Mountain Hot Springs visit with a great adventure—whitewater rafting in Glenwood Canyon, jet boat river trips, bike rentals for cycling Glenwood’s extensive trail system, horseback riding excursions and off-road expeditions into the back-country. Do it all in Glenwood Springs. Relax and explore!

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Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater Rafting, LLC –

Whitewater Rafting, LLC offers river rafting in the heart of Colorado on the Colorado River and Roaring Fork Rivers near Glenwood Springs, Aspen, Vail, and Grand Junction! Offering trips from mild class II to full day class IV trips to their most popular Half Day Rafting trip on the Shoshone Rapids of the Colorado River. Whitewater Rafting, LLC is celebrating its 10th year as being selected Local’s Favorite!

Sunlight Mountain Resort –

Sunlight is located between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. With nearly 730 skiable acres and a 2,000 vertical foot drop, Sunlight offers big skiing at an affordable price. About 50% of Sunlight’s terrain is rated as beginner or intermediate, making it the perfect place for beginners. Here you don’t just learn to ski or snowboard, you learn to shine.

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Defiance Rafting Company –

Defiance Rafting is committed to providing you an experience that gives you the adventure you’re looking for. Run the big water and experience the rush of the Colorado River. Unplug and float the Roaring Fork and see Colorado from the best seat in the state. Have fun. Make memories. Go rafting!

Blue Sky Adventures –

Blue Sky Adventures provides an exceptional adventure experience that will leave you with cherished memories for years to come. With the most convenient location in town, their quality is the gold standard, and they back this by offering a “Happy Boating Guarantee.” They guarantee your fun and strive to make your experience truly unforgettable.

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Colorado Overlander –

Colorado Overlander provides rentals of Off-Road and 4×4 vehicles fitted with rooftop tents, outdoor camping equipment, and a Bighorn Toyota sponsored TRD Pro capable of any off-road expedition in Colorado, the Rocky Mountains, and the Western United States.

Canyon Bikes –

Since 1990, Canyon Bikes has specialized in bike rentals and bike shuttles in and around the Glenwood Springs area. They provide a premier and original licensed shuttle service to the Bair Ranch Rest Area, in the Glenwood Canyon, 14 miles east of town. Enjoy new equipment, exceptional service, and a convenient location!

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Adventure Paragliding  –

SEE THE WORLD FROM AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE! With no prior experience or training you can take to the skies over Glenwood Springs with a certified instructor. Free-flight and breathtaking views combine to create a totally unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience.


Glenwood Adventure Company –

Glenwood Adventure Company is a one stop-shop for outdoor adventures in the Roaring Fork Valley! During the spring, summer, and fall season, they provide whitewater rafting, biking, horseback riding, fly fishing, ATV and off-road tours, as well as ducky and stand-up paddle board rentals. Experience some of the best areas of the Rocky Mountains while creating an unforgettable experience for you and your family. Visit their website to learn more and book your reservation!

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