Hotel at a Glance: Glenwood Suites
Glenwood Suites offers 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 pillow-top mattresses and recharge with a complimentary hot breakfast.
- Guest rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and free WiFi.
- Fitness room equipped with weights and cardio machines
- Distance from Glenwood Hot Springs Pool: about 3 miles
- Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Take a guided cave tour and zoom along on the alpine coaster.
Glenwood Springs, Colorado: Small Town with Hot Springs in the Rockies
In 2011, Rand McNally and USA Today named Glenwood Springs the Most Fun Town in America. The tiny town—once known as Defiance—has certainly had a reputation for adventure from the start, when its streets were lined with rowdy saloons and gambling joints frequented by Doc Holliday and other outlaws.
Nowadays, Glenwood Springs has grown into a popular destination for outdoor adventure, thanks largely to its proximity to the Rocky Mountains. Two of Colorado’s most popular ski resorts, Aspen and Vail, are less than an hour away. When the snow melts, head to Glenwood Canyon, where hiking trails wind through aspen groves and past rocky coves with hidden waterfalls.
More than 3 million gallons of hot water flow through the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, making it the largest geothermal swimming pool on Earth. The same water runs through the Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves, where it turns into mineral-enriched steam. Descend into the caves’ humid subterranean chambers to breathe in vapors infused with healing sulfate, nitrate, zinc, and potassium.