Glenwood Springs Travel Guide

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Glenwood Springs Things to Do

  • Glenwood Hot Springs

    Many virtualtourists have recommended the hot springs in the Glenwood Springs attractions area. Here are some good inside tips: 1) Go after 9:00 PM and get a discounted rate for the last hour they are open. 2) Don't be scared to go in the winter... it is less crowded and more fun, they are "hot" springs. 3) The upstairs lockers rooms, when open,...

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  • Glenwood Caverns & Historic Fairy Caves

    We've been to the park on more than one occasion. Subsequent visits were to give it "another chance". It's very "Tourist Trappy",..... panning for gold,.... very gimicky,..... you're captive on the mountain and the prices are exorbitant. The food that's available is what you'd expect on a trip to the zoo, and expensive for what you get to...

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  • Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

    We've been to the park on more than one occasion. Subsequent visits were to give it "another chance". It's very "Tourist Trappy",..... panning for gold,.... very gimicky,..... you're captive on the mountain and the prices are exorbitant. The food that's available is what you'd expect on a trip to the zoo, and expensive for what you get to...

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  • Frontier Historical Museum

    This small museum shows a typical early Colorado house, with its living room, kitchen, furniture, etc. It gives you some idea how people lived in 19th century Glenwood Springs. Opened in 1972, it serves as a valuable resource for historical research.

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  • Glenwood Canyon Hanging Lake

    Probably the most popular attraction at Glenwood Canyon is this beautiful mountain lake. The hike up to it is short but fairly strenuous, with a lot of loose rocks, roots, gravel, and low branches. But it's easily worth it. The lake is a special place. It's been designated by the Department of the Interior as a National Natural Landmark. Please do...

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  • Glenwood Canyon

    This is one of Colorado's most spectacular canyons. You drive right through it if you approach Glenwood Springs from Denver. It has a number of places to visit. With my time rather limited, I chose the trail to Hanging Lake (see the next tip).

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  • Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

    A great outing for a family, this park is just off I-70. From the entrance, take the Iron Mountain Tramway up to the top. From there, you can ride the rides, take a tour of the caverns, have lunch at the cafe, and enjoy fine views of the valley below. The caverns are the main attraction. The tour gets better as it goes along. You'll be treated to...

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  • Doc Holliday - R. I. P.

    John Henry "Doc" Holliday (August 14, 1851 – November 8, 1887) was an American gambler, gunfighter, and dentist of the American Old West, who is usually remembered for his friendship with Wyatt Earp and his involvement in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The legend and mystique of his life is so great that he has been mentioned in several books,...

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  • Outdoor Adventures

    The Glenwood Adventure Company stands ready to put together the adventure that is right for you and your family. They are uniquely positioned to provide activities in some of the best areas of the Rocky Mountains. They offer Whitewater rafting, Biking, Horseback Riding, Fly Fishing, ATV and Off-road Tours as well as Duckies, Tubes and even Paddle...

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  • Glenwood Hot Springs Pool

    Many virtualtourists have recommended the hot springs in the Glenwood Springs attractions area. Here are some good inside tips:1) Go after 9:00 PM and get a discounted rate for the last hour they are open.2) Don't be scared to go in the winter... it is less crowded and more fun, they are "hot" springs.3) The upstairs lockers rooms, when open, are...

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  • Hot Springs Soak

    If you are driving through Glenwood Springs, especially after a day of skiing, hiking or mountain biking, stop for a couple of hours and soak in the hot springs spa and pool. They have two very large pools, one at 104 degrees for soaking and one incredibly large pool at 90 degrees for swimming and wading. They are open until 10PM and it is...

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  • Hike to Hanging Lake

    It was a steep uphill hike of 1.1 miles to see the waterfalls of the Hanging Lake. It was tiring but it was worth it even for a non-hiker like me. It didn't matter if I had to hold on to the hand rails, almost crawl to reach the next stone up or sit to go down safely.

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  • Glenwood Caverns

    Glenwood Caverns can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Even if you're not into theme park adventure, you can just take the gondola ride and walk the expanse of the park. The 4300 foot and 7-minute tram ride affords panoramic views of Glenwood Canyon and Colorado river.For the adventurous at heart, I recommend the canyon flyer and the swing shot....

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  • Gondola Ride at Glenwood Springs

    My son was very excited to go in one of these. You take the Gondola ride up to Glenwood Caverns adventure park and and have a beautiful view of the city and surrounding mountains. He still talks about his ride up in the sky!

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  • Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

    The Caves was the highlight of this trip. I took the kids here and they loved it. Glenwood Caverns has thousands of formations, including stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, cave bacon, beautiful underground formations years in the making. You are taken through two different caves-one the historic Fairy caves and then the Glenwood Caverns (a...

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  • Caverns

    These caverns were "recommended" by some travel agent on the Glenwood Springs brochure. The best part about the caverns is the tram ride to and from, and of course the view from the top. If its possible to just pay for the tram ride-do it-and have a drink at the hilltop bar. The caverns are not impressive, in fact, having been to a few caves...

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  • Glenwood Springs Hot Springs Pool

    Hot mineral springs comes out of the ground at 122 degrees, and 3,500,000 gallons a day, which becomes what is described as the biggest hot springs pool in the world. This famous Ute Indian Mineral Springs is now two pools, one quite warm and the other mildly warm, and you can swim and warm your bones all day long and far into the evening. The pool...

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  • Glenwood Hot Springs Pool-Overpriced &...

    While the hot springs are a must see and do while in Glenwood Springs, I wouldn't go back to them again, maybe in Winter time but that' s it. Over crowded, kids everywhere jumping into the pools and splashing you when you are trying to relax. They really need to confine kids to their own pool so the adults who come to relax can actually relax.It...

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  • The Historical Glenwood Springs Pool

    The Glenwood Springs Pool is a must do if you're traveling to or through Glenwood Springs. The pool has quite a long history and many famous people have visited over the years.The Glenwood springs waters have been used since the 1800's. The pool was built originally in 1890. The pools are filled with mineral-packed spring waters from the Yampah...

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  • Whitewater Rafting in Glenwood Springs

    We went whitewater rafting at Rock Gardens Rafting, Inc in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. I was a first time rafter so we did the Shoshone Half Day trip. The first part of the trip was the whitewater part, but it wasn't too wild, they were probably just class II rapids. Even being a first timer I could have handled a rougher ride than this. The rest...

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  • Glenwood Canyon

    Heading west on I-70, the road narrows and passes through the Glenwood Canyon. Take a look at the sheer vertical walls surrounding the highway (if you're the passenger, that is). The canyon, and the road, are so narrow that there is no reentry onto the highway from the Hanging Lake exit in the center of the canyon. This is a great place to stop...

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Glenwood Springs Hotels

Glenwood Springs Restaurants

  • Worth Waiting For

    This is a very special place located in one of the oldest buildings in downtown Glenwood Springs. As the name states, it is underground and the ambiance is of true old world Italy - family style. They have about 15 tables and do not take reservations so you are likely to wait if you arrive past six p,m. There is a small bar and they do offer...

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  • Not Good

    Oct 6, 2007.There were six of us. We waited 45 minutes for a table and then were told that we could not sit together. They could not put two tables together. Yet a group of about 10 were already seated and had three tables together and were in the process of dining. My husband and I ordered the special. I ordered the steak special which was $28...

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  • How about Italian!

    Step back into the 50's and visit Peppo Ninos of Glenwood Springs. The atmosphere is dark and quaint. Their menu is your basic Italian fare, nothing fancy, but it is prepared well.If you need a change from fast food, and the brewery fare, this might be to your liking. We tried several different items and they were all very good. This is not food...

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  • Glenwood Canyon Brewpub

    They have at least ten different beers that they make and the restaurant has a good menu of diversified things that go with beer. Although they have steak and ribs, I suggest the many kinds of sandwiches or even the sourdough chili, stew or soup bowl.You won't need reservations except possibly July and early August.Walk around the corner to see...

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  • Juicy Lucy's-Great Steaks!

    Great Food. The rest of the staff was fantastic except for our stand off waiter who didn't seem happy that we were there for some reason! I felt like the whole time we were "annoying" him, he acted like "oh god, not another customer tonight." Terrible .... but the food was excellent, drinks excellent and the rest of the staff were fantastic....

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  • Great Food

    Jeans are welcome, Great Food- just dont ask the waiter if they have Thin Ice (its a malted beverage)- he told me no the only ice they have is whats in my H2O glass. I just think of that every time and laugh. Great waiter he's worked there for years. The salad bar was good, and everything we ordered was great. We eat their everytime any of us go...

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Glenwood Springs Nightlife

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    by kimod74 Written Aug 11, 2005

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    Typical bar located downtown right over the pedestrian bridge. Named after Doc Holliday who is buried in Glenwood Springs. Drinks (beer) are about $3.50 a pint from tap.

    Dress Code: Casual, this is Colorado anything goes!

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Glenwood Springs Off The Beaten Path

  • by ruthmomma Written Oct 4, 2002

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    As we were going thru the town we noticed a sign for Doc Holiday's grave site. Made a quick u-turn and was very pleased that we did. It is a little hike up a mountain and there is Doc's grave. People have left interesting memontos such as playing cards, brandy bottle, and flowers. Definetly was worth the time to see this little piece of history, especially if you are going or have been to Tomstone. As Doc would say
    'Your a daisy if you do'.

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