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Soak in the Roaring Fork Valley

In the Roaring Fork Valley, experience outdoor thrills, see one of Colorado's most iconic natural treasures — Hanging Lake — and unwind in relaxing hot springs.

Sustainability Activity

How to Give Back to These Special Places

Lend a helping hand by volunteering or donating to the Glenwood Canyon Restoration Alliance. Founded after the 2020 Grizzly Creek Fire, the group is working on a multi-year project to help restore Glenwood Canyon, Hanging Lake, its surrounding landscape and trails.

Day 1

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Hike to Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon

Hanging Lake is a Colorado treasure and a rare example of a travertine geological formation located in the heart of Glenwood Canyon in the White River…

Insider's Tip

Plan Ahead

Make a reservation to hike Hanging Lake in advance to make sure you get your desired time and a permit. 

lunch

Slope & Hatch

Taps, tacos, dogs and more. Fresh, affordable, chef-driven cuisine.

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Glenwood Hot Springs Resort

If you’re like us, you're seeking a bigger, wilder experience. Something that captures the dream, adventure and spirit of true Colorado and the Roccky…

dinner

CO Ranch House

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…

Insider's Tip

Sit outside

Colorado Ranch House has one of the best outdoor patios in town.

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Stroll Through Historic Downtown Glenwood Springs

Visit the Doc Holliday's Saloon for a Wild West night cap or Native Son for a cocktail in a hip setting. On the way to your hotel, enjoy a cool summer…

lodging

Hotel Colorado

The Historic Hotel Colorado is located in Glenwood Springs directly between Aspen and Vail. You'll enjoy our legendary service, modern amenities, and…

Day 2

breakfast

Sweet ColoraDough

Sweet ColoraDough is a bakery located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado specializing in doughnuts, pastries, pies, cupcakes, cakes, tea, coffee, and more…

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Redstone Castle Historic Tours

Welcome to the suites at the historic Redstone Castle, built in 1902 to impress John Osgood's wealthy friends and barons of industry. Select your suite…

lunch

19th Street Diner

Proudly serving Glenwood Springs breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks for 30 years!

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Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Elevate your adventure at America's only mountain-top Theme Park and western Colorado's #1 must-see attraction. Ride the scenic Glenwood Gondola to…

dinner

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue

The Vaudeville Revue is a 2hr family fun dinner theater with professional talent performing comedy skits, jokes, high energy dance numbers. All our…

Insider's Tip

Evening Stroll

Walk home to Hotel Colorado and enjoy a nightcap in the outdoor courtyard. 

lodging

Hotel Colorado

The Historic Hotel Colorado is located in Glenwood Springs directly between Aspen and Vail. You'll enjoy our legendary service, modern amenities, and…

Day 3

breakfast

Rosi's Little Bavarian Restaurant

German & American fare, plus pastries, served in a small chalet-style restaurant with homey decor.

activity

Bike on the Rio Grande Trail (Aspen to Glenwood Springs)

Go to Sunlight Ski and Bike Shop to rent a bike with or without peddle-assist. Then hop on a Roaring Fork Transportation Authority Bus to Aspen to the…

Insider's Tip

Riverside Lunch

During your Rio Grande Trail ride, stop in Basalt for lunch.

lunch

The Tipsy Trout

Dine beside the Frying Pan River in Basalt. Open for lunch and dinner.

activity

Head Back to Glenwood Springs

Continue your journey back to Glenwood Springs along the Rio Grande Trail. Possible stops on the way north: Rio Grande Nature Trail (between Basalt…

dinner

Glenwood Canyon Brewpub

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

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Iron Mountain Hot Springs

Iron Mountain Hot
Springs is located along the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Go to our  to reserve your 3 hour soak, along…

lodging

Hotel Colorado

The Historic Hotel Colorado is located in Glenwood Springs directly between Aspen and Vail. You'll enjoy our legendary service, modern amenities, and…