Welcome to Glenwood Springs
A vibrant, walkable town home to stunning hot springs
Nestled in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Glenwood Springs is famously known as the Land of Water — and for good reason. Home to world-renowned hot springs and an ideal location close to both the Roaring Fork and Colorado River’s conveniences, Glenwood Springs is a natural oasis. This historic community’s rich history as a destination town for its geothermal water has made it into the stunning neighborhood it is today. Glenwood Springs’ scenic landscapes allow for a wealth of recreation and its urban, walkable downtown paves the way for a variety of shops and restaurants.
What to Love
- Home to Colorado's famous hot springs
- Easy access to rivers
- A four-season destination with activities to enjoy all year long
Residents love Glenwood Springs, and tourists are drawn to the area because of its natural beauty and abundance of hot springs and outdoor recreational activities. From kayaking to hiking to picnicking inside the area’s parks, locals are active and enjoy spending time in Mother Nature. A charming downtown area houses many locally-owned businesses and family-operated restaurants, where residents can go for a bite to eat or catch up with friends. In Glenwood Springs, nature blends with urban amenities to create a sought-after living experience its members appreciate.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Glenwood Springs offers a variety of dynamic eateries. For refined American cuisine, try The Pullman
, whose delicious menu options are inspired by the seasons. The hip atmosphere of a classic burger joint meets a farm-to-table focus at GRIND
. While there, be sure to grab a craft beer from the beverage menu. Taste mouthwatering Italian cuisine created with fresh, local ingredients inside a historic basement at the Italian Underground
. Stop by Casey's Brewing Taproom
for a selection of craft and sour beer, as well as rotating guest taps from all over Colorado.
Check off your grocery list at the Glenwood Market
, whose seasonal market offers fresh local produce, artisan goods, hot foods, and live music.
Downtown Glenwood Springs is home to many boutiques. Fashion, specialty gifts, home decor, and more can be found at Elizabeth Dean Boutique, Bleu Door Boutique, and The Fourth Dimension
Things to Do
No time in Glenwood Springs can be spent without experiencing its hot springs and vapor caves. Relax inside the Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves
, where you’ll enjoy a steady stream of natural, therapeutic steam created from hot springs.
Housed in a 1900s Victorian home, the Frontier Historical Museum
explores the cultural, ranching, and mining history of Glenwood Springs and celebrates the eclectic array of presidents, outlaws, and movie stars that found their way to this famous town.
For a commute to Denver and beyond, consider using the Glenwood Springs Station
, conveniently located on 7th Street. Here you’ll be able to access Amtrak’s plethora of trains.
The Roaring Fork School District serves the community of Glenwood Springs. Notable schools include:
- Glenwood Springs Elementary School, PK-5