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.

There are so many fun things to do in Glenwood Springs, Colorado that appeals to all ages! Glenwood Springs is home to the world's largest natural Hot Springs Pool and the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. The park features a cave tour, Giant Swing & Bungee Jump and Soaring Eagle Zip Ride as the newest attractions. Families can raft the Colorado River and even zipline across it at Glenwood Canyon Zipline Adventures! From paragliding down Red Mountain to exploring endless miles of biking and hiking trails, including Doc Holliday's memorial! Don't miss the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue - a hilarious dinner theater experience, perfect for all ages!
Reviewed by GSCRA11
on September 17, 2012
My favorite place is Hanging Lake which was just designated as a National Natural Landmark! See
Reviewed by retrotrailer
on September 17, 2012
It is awesome to call Glenwood Springs my home. We enjoy traveling and visiting new places but at the end of a trip, we get to return to Glenwood Springs, which could also win the most beautiful town as well. Glenwood sits in a beautiful mountain valley and has two amazing rivers flowing through- the Gold Medal waters of the Roaring Fork and the mighty Colorado River. Both provide fishing and rafting, plus the water park offers world class kayaking and river surfing. My daily routine includes the Hot Springs Pool and Athletic Club plus walking, running or biking on the extensive trails around town. I never tire of looking in amazement at the beautiful surroundings I live in. I feel blessed to be able to call Glenwood Springs my home!
Reviewed by davrcpc
on September 17, 2012
I moved to Glenwood Springs in 1986. My husband and I moved away for three years and I'm so happy to say we moved back home two days ago! Glenwood has so many fun activities to choose from. We went to Strawberry Days today and saw so many familiar faces and lots of tourists in town. After living in Denver the past two years, it is so refreshing to be back amongst the friendly folks of Glenwood!!!
Reviewed by ginnymckinney
on September 17, 2012
Glenwood Springs is a great town to raise a family in. It is friendly, fun, full of adventurous things to do and filled with great people! Don't forget a football state championship that drew the whole town together to shovel football fields and cheer the team on. GO DEMONS!
Reviewed by anndenney
on September 17, 2012
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