Hotel at a Glance: Glenwood Suites
Glenwood Suites offers you family-friendly amenities near some of the area’s top attractions, including the Glenwood Hot Springs pool and the Glenwood Springs Mall. In between adventures, guests can rest up on pillowtop mattresses and recharge with a complimentary hot breakfast the next morning.
- Rise and shine with the hotel’s free hot breakfast.
- Pillowtop mattresses keep you comfy in the guest rooms, which also feature free WiFI.
- 24-hour fitness room equipped with cardio and strength-training machines.
- Distance from Glenwood Hot Springs pool: about 10 minutes by car
- Distance from skiing in Vail and Aspen: about 1 hour each
Glenwood Springs, Colorado: Small Town in the Rockies with Hot Springs and Whitewater Rafting
Located about 160 miles west of Denver, Glenwood Springs is surrounded by the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and lots of outdoor fun. Rand McNally and USA Today named it the Most Fun Town in America in 2011 because there’s almost always something to do here. Golfing, hiking, and whitewater rafting are all within easy reach, and several of Colorado’s most popular ski resorts, including Aspen and Vail, are less than an hour away. Head to Glenwood Canyon from April through October to tackle Class III and IV rapids on the Colorado River. The canyon is also a nice spot for hiking—trails wend through aspen groves, meadows, and rocky hills with hidden waterfalls.
The area’s geothermal attractions are also must-sees, particularly the Glenwood Hot Springs pool. More than 3 million gallons of hot water flow through the pool every day, making it the world’s largest swimming pool of its kind. The same waters run through the Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves, creating a mineral-enriched steam in the humid subterranean chambers. Visitors can descend into these caves to breathe in the healing vapors, which have a high concentration of sulfate, nitrate, zinc, and potassium.