Glenwood Springs is located in the heart of Colorado’s magnificent Rocky Mountains. Situated in the Roaring Fork Valley at the confluence of two rivers, the Colorado and Roaring Fork, Glenwood Springs is enviably positioned between its famous neighbors Aspen and Vail.
Elevation: 5,746 feet above sea level
Climate: An alpine climate with low humidity in summer an mild winters
- Summer: 75 – 90 degrees
- Fall: 65 – 70 degrees
- Winter: 30 – 45 degrees
- Spring: 60 – 70 degrees
Annual Rainfall: 16.5 inches
Annual Snowfall: 67 inches
Driving: Glenwood Springs is a scenic three-hour drive 160 miles west of Denver on I-70. It is a 1.5 hour drive 90 miles east of Grand Junction.
Rail: Amtrak’s California Zephyr travels the spectacular rail route from Chicago to California with daily stops in Glenwood Springs.
Flying: Glenwood Springs is served by four airports. Eagle/Vail – 30 miles east, Aspen – 40 miles south, Grand Junction – 90 miles west, and Denver International Airport – 180 miles east.
Choose from more than 60 properties with over 1,700 rooms, including hotels and motels, ranging from 100-year-old historic treasures to modern accommodations with an urban edge. Select a cozy cabin or cottage. Bed and breakfasts feature down comforters and antique décor. Condos and short-term vacation homes are available for those desiring both privacy and convenience. Outdoor enthusiasts can choose from a number of campgrounds, and there’s even a hostel for the budget conscious traveler.
Accommodations range from $49 for economy and low season to $489 for luxury and peak season.
See & Do
The river and mountain resort town of Glenwood Springs is famous for its legendary attractions like Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Canyon, and Sunlight Mountain Resort. In Glenwood Springs, there’s always an answer to the question “What do we do now?” Explore underground caverns, soak in natural hot springs, cycle miles of riverfront trails, paddle the whitewater, fish the area’s Gold Medal waters, relax with a massage, sample local produce, shop in unique boutiques, take in a festival or theater performance, discover the back country on horseback, ATV or by jeep, play mini golf, hike to a natural wonder or an outlaw’s memorial, ski, ride or snowshoe.
Affordable, accessible and with an abundance of activities and attractions, Glenwood Springs serves up fun — family style. Several of Glenwood Springs’ most popular packages give special discounts for kids; our famous Ski Swim Stay package even lets kids ski free! Glenwood Springs is also an easy drive from virtually any part of the state making it an ideal destination for a quick getaway any time of year.
Dining & Shopping
Over 100 restaurants serve up a delicious variety of dining choices in Glenwood Springs. Options range from affordable family fare to elegant fine dining. Choose from American, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Cajun or Thai. In summer enjoy a meal on an outdoor deck with views of both Mount Sopris and the Colorado River, or go underground for heaping plates of pasta. Slake your thirst, share adventures of the day with friends or dance the night away at Glenwood’s martini bars and breweries. (Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company consistently earns gold, silver and bronze medals in national and international beer competitions)
Shoppers can stroll and browse Glenwood’s four distinct shopping areas. The historic downtown is home to an eclectic mix of independently owned boutiques. Glenwood Meadows, located on Midland Avenue in West Glenwood Springs, is anchored by Target and Lowes, but also boasts a collection of unique retailers and restaurants. The Glenwood Springs Mall features a movie theater, JC Penney and Beall’s department store. South of Glenwood Springs on Highway 82 is Roaring Fork Marketplace with a conveniently located Wal-Mart.
The Glenwood Springs’ Visitor Center is located at 1102 Grand Avenue. During business hours stop in for advice and tips including directions, reservations, dining and activity recommendations. After hours pick up maps, restaurant menus, flyers about local events and activities, and even call for reservations at the always open and recently renovated 24-Hour Center.
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