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Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Hot Springs and Beyond in Glenwood Springs

By Hitomi Farrell


There is no doubt why USA Today named Glenwood Springs “The Most Fun Town in America” in 2011. It is known for the world’s largest mineral hot springs pool, but there is even more to see and do here – like incredible outdoor activities and unique shopping and dining.

True Relaxation at Glenwood Hot Springs

Glenwood Springs is truly a paradise for people who love hot springs. As soon as I checked into one of the premier hot springs resorts, Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge, I dashed right to the hot springs pool I had been waiting for. As I swam in this huge pool, I could feel the minerals penetrating my skin. With a history dating back 125 years, Glenwood Hot Springs has an extraordinary legacy of healing and rejuvenating people. It felt so great, I stayed in the pool for hours.

Family Fun at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

The next day, I awoke early and headed over to the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. The tram trip to the top of Iron Mountain was fantastic, with its spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. As I was touring the caverns, I felt like a character in an Indiana Jones movie that I dreamed of as a kid. It was such an exciting adventure. After the tour, I rode a couple of thrilling rides. This is a must-do attraction for roller coaster fans.

Breathtaking Scenery at Hanging Lake

Hanging Lake is a spot I highly recommend. The hiking trail was a bit challenging for me, but the waterfalls along the hiking trail kept me going. Just as I was about to give up, I stumbled upon the beautiful Hanging Lake. Seeing this lake tucked away on a ledge in a narrow canyon took my breath away. I forgot about my aches and pains as I took in the intoxicating beauty. This destination is such an amazing reward for hikers. 

Shopping and Gourmet Dining

The previous day of adventure was so full of activities that I wanted to follow it with a relaxing day of just shopping and eating good food. So, I hit downtown. The downtown area of Glenwood Springs is simply charming with its mix of old and new. I had such a great time just wandering around. After that, I went back to the hotel, then completely relaxed my mind and body at the Spa of the Rockies adjacent to the hot springs pool. This too was a perfect day.

Glenwood Springs, Colorado is a place where you can have a great vacation – you can spend some time adventuring and then completely relax at the hot springs and spa. This is an ideal vacation experience.

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