Many of the attractions at Glenwood Springs are free, or inexpensive, making this a great destination for those on a tight budget. Mountain climbing, exploring a ghost town, museums, and even a castle wait for you in Glenwood Springs. If you visit in the summer, bring your fishing gear. The fishing in Glenwood Springs is world-famous. Other popular summer activities include hiking and rafting. Both the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers are located in Glenwood Springs, and they offer world-class whitewater rafting opportunities. The Shoshone Rapids are some of the most famous whitewater rapids in the country. For the less adventurous souls, the rivers have calm areas perfect for river trips. There are several hot mineral springs in the area, which are perfect to soak tired muscles after a day of hiking through the mountains. Keep your eyes open for animal life as wildlife abounds in Glenwood Springs. And don’t worry about bringing rafting equipment. The area outfitters will provide all the equipment you need for a day on the water.
For the land-lovers amongst us, consider going horseback riding or four-wheeling in the mountains surrounding the area. Each summer, outdoor concerts are hosted by both local and national celebrities and musical groups.
In the fall, plan to rent a car. You will want to drive around and experience the intense colors as the leaves change in the foothills of the mountains. Be sure to bring your camera. If hunting is your thing, then Glenwood Springs is the perfect destination. Here you can hunt elk, deer, mountain lion, mountain goats, moose, waterfowl, turkey, pheasant, bobwhite, rabbit, bear and more! It is truly a hunter’s paradise.
Of course, Colorado is America’s winter wonderland, and Glenwood Springs is no exception. Winter activities include skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating, and ice climbing. Snowmobiles are also available for rent. The slopes here are far less crowded than many more famous Colorado destinations. If you want to enjoy some Rockies skiing this winter, but avoid the crowds, then consider Glenwood Springs. Relax, and enjoy the beauty and solitude of winter in the Rockies.
Glenwood Springs hotels range in price from the budget to luxury. Whatever your choice of destinations, Glenwood has something to meet your needs. Consider the Cedar Lodge Motel for a rustic feel while visiting the Rockies. The Red Mountain Inn has cabins that have fully stocked kitchens, as well as hotel rooms. Whatever your preference for lodging, you will find something to meet your needs at Glenwood Springs hotels. Plan your trip to Glenwood today!