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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs

At the base of the Rocky Mountains, surrounded by beauty and steeped in Western history

Welcome to Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs is a slice of “Main Street, USA,” with bustling culture and endless recreation options. This resort city is a place where residents can experience the charm and natural wonders of Colorado full time. Glenwood Springs is set in a canyon with towering ridges and is bisected by both the Roaring Fork River and the Colorado River. The area’s incredible beauty makes it a popular photo stop for those traveling east to west on I-70.

What to Love

  • “Main Street, USA” feel
  • Great dining options and independent shops
  • Charming and varied housing stock
  • 45-minute drive to Aspen

Local Lifestyle

Glenwood Springs has a slow pace of life and an intimate feel. The town surrounds the Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers. Every season provides a myriad of ways for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy nature and recreation.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Although Glenwood Springs has a great deal of rural beauty, the dining landscape reflects the world-class hospitality of the region. The Pullman is the place for a refined but unfussy dinner. The menu has a mixture of high-quality and local ingredients that are combined in familiar favorites like the wagyu burger.


If fresh pasta is the craving of the evening, then Brava Modern Trattoria is your destination. Its traditional Italian dishes and chic presentation make for a lovely date night or evening meal.


Smoke Modern BBQ is a fun new take on the long tradition of barbecue joints. This casual spot

serves classics like brisket and fried pickles, handmade and served with care.

Coffee and pastries are a must before and after the outdoor activities Glenwood Springs offers, and Sweet ColoraDough is the place to get your sugar rush and caffeine fix. Hearty, freshly made doughnuts and espresso drinks are the specialty, along with sandwiches.


If you’re visiting Glenwood Springs, the Glenwood Hot Springs Resort is the ideal spot to take everything in. This woodsy lodge boasts the world’s largest outdoor mineral hot springs pool. It also hosts organized events like white-water rafting and mountain biking.


Those in need of gear for their adventures can find the best supplies at Summit Canyon Mountaineering. Its stock provides everything a person could need to tackle the Rockies.

Things to Do

Glenwood Springs has a full calendar of events for residents to enjoy the prime outdoor landscape and socialize. The Strawberry Days Festival is a 125-year tradition where locals gather for live music, fun, food, games, and a pageant contest.


In the winter, the Sunlight Mountain ski area is a best-kept secret in this busy ski region. The mountain has much less traffic than the Aspen area and offers a smooth ride without the crowds.


Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is a family-friendly attraction for a bird’s eye view of the mountain ranges and amusement park thrills. It is also home to natural caves where guests can take walking tours.


Glenwood Springs has a rich history in the fabled tales of the frontier West. Visitors can get both a hike and some history at the Doc Holliday Grave and Hiking Trail. The trail is a moderately easy hike where you can see some of the grave markers of the West’s infamous outlaws.


For more Old West entertainment, the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue offers a whole evening of laughter and fun with dinner and a show.


Glenwood Springs is served by the Roaring Fork School District.