Colorado Hot Springs, Nature September 25, 2017
Why You’ll Want To Spend An Entire Day In Colorado’s Most Unique Town
We love all of Colorado’s towns – both big and little – but some are definitely more unique than others. Spend an entire day in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, where you’ll enjoy incredible restaurants, shops and the world’s largest mineral hot springs.
Glenwood Springs has a fairly small population of about 10,000 people, but it has a very large reputation. There's so much to see and do here that you'll definitely find plenty to keep you busy for the day...or an entire weekend.
This little town has been named "Most Vibrant Small Town Arts Environment in the United States' by Southern Methodist University, "5th Best Place To Live In America" by Outdoor Magazine, and "Most Fun Town In America" by USA Today.
Take a hike on Hanging Lake Trail to witness some spectacular scenery. The trail is located in Glenwood Canyon, about 10 miles east of Glenwood Springs, and is 2.8 miles out and back.
Visit Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, where you'll find the highest elevation coaster in the country. Check out the views from the top!
The park is located at 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road.
Go hiking or mountain biking at Sunlight Mountain Resort. You'll find 16 miles of trails around the resort and Glenwood Springs.
Take the short, scenic hike up to Linwood Cemetery. You'll find the trailhead on the city's east side at 12th and Bennetr.
Here, you'll find the graves of both Doc Holliday and outlaw Kid Curry.
Visit the Frontier Historical Society Museum, where you'll learn about the town's Wild West history. You can even dress up in 1800s-style clothing for a selfie.
This little town is full of dining opportunities. Enjoy a steak dinner at The Pullman (330 7th Street)...
...or stop by Slope & Hatch (208 7th Street) for some of the best tacos you've ever tried.
You'll also find a great selection of craft beers and a tasty menu at Glenwood Canyon Brewpub (402 7th Street).
Before you leave this gorgeous town, make sure to visit its most famous attraction - Glenwood Hot Springs Resort. It boasts the largest hot springs pool in the country, and you'll definitely want to have a soak here.
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