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To Ski or Not to Ski in Glenwood Springs & Rifle

To Ski or Not to Ski in Glenwood Springs & Rifle
3 days
Glenwood Springs is already famous for thermal waters. Here’s why adding Glenwood to your itinerary makes the perfect winter vacation, whether you ski or not.

Sustainability Activity

Travel Like a Local: There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.
Day 1
Activity

Sunlight Mountain Resort

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With more than 680 skiable acres and 2,000 vertical feet, Sunlight Mountain Resort offers big skiing at an affordable price. Great for families and beginners, Sunlight also offers one one of the... Read More

Lunch

Glenwood Canyon Brewpub

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Located within the historic Hotel Denver, this brewpub specializes in handcrafted beers and serves hearty pub fare in its restaurant.

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Stroll Along the Rio Grande Trail

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One of Glenwood Springs’ most popular routes is the Rio Grande Trail. It follows the Roaring Fork River and links Glenwood Springs with Aspen, Colorado. This rails-to-trails project gains roughly 2,100 feet over 42 miles with a gentle incline.
Dinner

The Italian Underground

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In business for over 30 years, we are the best Italian Restaurant in Glenwood Springs, serving dinner nightly from 5-10pm. Read More
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Iron Mountain Hot Springs

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Nestled along the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs, Iron Mountain Hot Springs offers incredible views of the Colorado and Roaring Fork river valleys, surrounding sandstone cliffs and beyond to... Read More

Lodging

Hotel Colorado

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Step back in time at Hotel Colorado. Enjoy our legendary service, modern amenities, and well-appointed rooms as you explore the beauty of our corner of the majestic Rocky Mountains. You'll be... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Daily Bread

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Eggs 'n' stuff, breakfast combos, skillets, pancakes and more. Read More
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Spa of the Rockies at Glenwood Hot Springs

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Spa of the Rockies is an award winning spa located at the Glenwood Hot Springs Resort between Vail and Aspen. Drawing inspiration from the rich, thermal mineral waters of the historic Glenwood... Read More

Insider's Tip

Head West to Rifle: Make the half-hour drive to the small town of Rifle, where ranchers gather, deer and elk hunters talk guns and campers stock up for adventures in the surrounding White River National Forest.
Lunch

Shooters Grill

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Gun-themed, old-timey traditional American restaurant serving breakfast, burgers & steaks. Read More
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Ice Climbing in Rifle Mountain Park

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If you’re feeling really adventurous, Rifle Mountain Park features world-famous rock climbing and ice climbing opportunities. Rifle Mountain Park, a narrow box canyon, located just 13 miles North of Rifle, serves as one of America’s premier sport climbing destinations.

Insider's Tip

Head Back to Glenwood: Head back to Glenwood to get warmed up and nourished for the evening's activities.
Dinner

Vicco's Charcoalburger Drive-In

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Vicco's Charcoalburger Drive-In has been a Glenwood Springs tradition since 1953. Read More
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Yampah Spa

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Yampah Spa, The Hot Springs Vapor Caves utilizes the hot mineral waters, naturally high in sulphur, nitrate, zinc and potassium and 30 other therapeutic minerals to enhance a world-class day spa... Read More

Lodging

Glenwood Hot Springs Resort

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Located between Aspen and Vail,  you will find the Glenwood Hot Springs Resort. Breathtaking mountain views surround you, while you stay in well-appointed rooms ideal for families. Just a short... Read More

Day 3
Breakfast

19th Street Diner

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Proudly serving Glenwood Springs breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks for 30 years! Read More
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Peruse the Boutique Shops of Downtown Glenwood Springs

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One of the highlights of Glenwood’s core shopping district is the myriad of independently owned boutiques, many occupying some of the town’s most historic structures.
Lunch

CO Ranch House

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We created the CO. Ranch House with one idea in mind; hospitality. We are not in the restaurant business, we are in the business of taking care of people. Read More
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Glenwood Escape Room

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A balance of high and low tech elements, puzzles and clues create an adventure for the mind. We like to make our rooms challenging but fun so that those who escape know they’ve performed like top... Read More
Dinner

The Pullman

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The Pullman is a simple, refined American eatery committed to local product and inspired by the seasons. It's really, really simple thoughtful food. Read More
Lodging

Glenwood Hot Springs Resort

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Located between Aspen and Vail,  you will find the Glenwood Hot Springs Resort. Breathtaking mountain views surround you, while you stay in well-appointed rooms ideal for families. Just a short... Read More