Glenwood Springs, Colorado


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

203 Votes - "Most Fun"
42 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
2 Votes - "Friendliest"
1 Votes - "Best For Food"


Glenwood Springs is located between the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers. It’s the most populated city in Garfield County, Colorado. Visitors come to Glenwood Springs primarily for its well-known medicinal hot sulfur springs. About 160 miles west of Denver, the town is rich with natural history and offers a breathtaking scenic landscape. The city is also home to one of the Colorado Mountain College campuses.

Locals take great pride in one of the town’s most visited hotspots, the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. Families can enjoy water slides, mini golf, a premier athletic club, and the renovated Spa of the Rockies at the site. Visitors can relish in the relaxation of the centuries-old Yampah Hot Springs, which are historic underground steam baths once used as a source of rejuvenation and healing. Temperatures in the caves can reach up to 112 degrees Fahrenheit.

Outdoor activities at Glenwood Springs are endless: rafting, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, and golf are just a few of the recreational hobbies to take part in. A local community center offers indoor activities such as ice skating and aquatics.

For families with children or antsy teens, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is the place to go. A tram brings tourists to the top of a mountain, where roller coasters, children’s activities, and an observation deck await. A well-known rollercoaster called the Giant Canyon Swing pulls riders over the edge of Glenwood Canyon with a view of the Colorado River.

Glenwood Springs is the most fun town in the world! With fishing access to 4 major fly-fishing river, the Colorado, Roaring Fork, Crystal and Frying Pan rivers, anglers are sure to have a memorable experience. After fishing, head to downtown Glenwood Springs for a bite to eat in one of our 26 different restaurants and finish the evening with a soak in the Glenwood Hot Springs. There's a ton of public fishing access and you can even rent a bike to take you to your favorite spots. Glenwood Canyon has a bike path that runs right along the river and so does the Roaring Fork. The Glenwood Canyon Trail is a cement path that is perfect for the entire family or you can ride from Glenwood Springs all the way to Aspen on the Rio Grande bike path that runs along side of the Roaring Fork river. Vote for Glenwood Springs as the Most Fun Town in America!
Reviewed by ldylan77
on August 1, 2013
Glenwood Springs is definitely the most fun small town in America! Home of Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, the world's largest hot springs pool, a whitewater park, a ski resort, miles and miles of trails for hiking and biking...the list goes on and on.
Reviewed by mgauldin
on September 17, 2012
What isn't there to love about glenwood springs Colorado. the glenwood caverns adventure park is awesome!! The hot springs pool is amazing!! My family and I try to go up to glenwood springs a few times a year the best time in our opinion is in the winter. :)
Reviewed by whetten
on September 17, 2012
One of the most fun places to go in Colorado
Reviewed by ctuc
on September 17, 2012
on September 17, 2012
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