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Soak in the Roaring Fork Valley

Soak in the Roaring Fork Valley
3 days

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, it's surrounding landscape and trails.

Day 1

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. 

Activity

Hike to Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon

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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 National Forest. The 1.2-mile trail is steep and rigorous but rewarding once you see the natural beauty that awaits you at the top. It’s a Natural National Landmark and is popular with travelers for its awe-inspiring beauty and gentle Colorado waterfalls. Make a reservation for a permit to hike to Hanging Lake. NOTE: Hanging Lake Trail is closed for the foreseeable future due to mudslides.
Lunch

Slope & Hatch

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

Glenwood Hot Springs Resort

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Located between Aspen and Vail, you'll find the World's Largest Hot Springs Pool! The Ute Indians called it Yampah, meaning "big medicine" because of its therapeutic qualities. Soothe your... Read More

Dinner

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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Sit outside: Colorado Ranch House has one of the best outdoor patios in town.
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Stroll Through Historic Downtown Glenwood Springs

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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 breeze while strolling the pedestrian bridge over the Colorado River.
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

Sweet ColoraDough

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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 Suites and Historic Tours

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Experience life in another time. Visit the elegant, beautifully-preserved home of Alma and John Osgood.

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Lunch

19th Street Diner

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

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

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Elevate your Adventure at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, America's only mountain-top Theme Park and western Colorado's #1 must-see attraction. Take the scenic Glenwood Gondola to experience... Read More

Dinner

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue

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The Vaudeville Revue is a 2hr family fun dinner theater with professional talent performing comedy skits, jokes, high energy dance numbers. All our shows have received great reviews & please... Read More

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Evening Stroll:

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

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 3
Breakfast

Rosi's Little Bavarian Restaurant

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

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

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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 trailhead of the Rio Grande Bike Path. Enjoy stunning mountain views along the Roaring Fork River, opportunities to view wildlife and experience towns along the way.

Insider's Tip

Riverside Lunch:

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

Lunch

The Tipsy Trout

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

Head Back to Glenwood Springs

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Continue your journey back to Glenwood Springs along the Rio Grande Trail. Possible stops on the way north: Rio Grande Nature Trail (between Basalt and Carbondale), Mushroom Rock Hike in Carbondale, or Main Street Carbondale.
Dinner

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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Activity

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