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Colorado is popular for its ski towns. Glenwood Springs is quite traditional, but it has a rich history and a variety of activities to keep any traveler satisfied. Most notorious for its volcanic hot springs and the location of the famous Hotel Colorado, this quaint town has a lot to offer. These top destinations help to add to Glenwood’s appeal:
With its crystal clear reflective waters, Hanging Lake should be on everyone’s to-visit list. Located in the Glenwood Canyon, this serene location will take your breath away. To preserve the natural beauty of the lake, there is no parking allowed nearby. The closest place to leave a car is 7 miles east of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. After dropping off the car, visitors make the scenic 1.2 mile hike into the canyon. The trail is steep and difficult, but it is worth it. This makes it the perfect start when visiting Glenwood Springs.
The Hotel Colorado is a gorgeous Italianate hotel, rich in history. Many presidents have frequented this travel destination when visiting the west. Teddy Roosevelt was such an avid customer,that it gained the nickname “The Little White House in the West”.
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool
The healing and relaxing nature of these pools will help you get the most of your vacation. The pools range in temperature, allowing visitors to swim outside for most of the year. It is the perfect pit-stop for families.
Sunlight Mountain Resort magically combines resort style amenities with breathtaking skiing. There couldn’t be a more perfect location for a winter vacation.
Looking over the City of Glenwood Springs are the famous Fairy Caves. The only way to approach them is by tram. It will take up to the restaurant and gift shop. While you are waiting for your tram to come, why not experience the park activities and rides? The Alpine Coaster comes highly recommended, taking you down the side of the mountain at varying speeds. This is the perfect destination for families or anyone who appreciates gorgeous scenery.
The canyon is a home to many scenic points of interest and fascinating wildlife. The Colorado River runs through the canyon, making it a popular place to white-water raft and kayak.
Yampah Spas and Vapor Caves
These caves were once thought of as having healing properties. What better place to go for a modern-day spa treatment? Breathe in the healing air and get some much needed rest and relaxation.
Enjoy your travels and make sure to visit historic Glenwood Springs, Colorado.