Glenwood Springs, Colorado


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

203 Votes - "Most Fun"
42 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
2 Votes - "Friendliest"
1 Votes - "Best For Food"


Glenwood Springs is located between the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers. It’s the most populated city in Garfield County, Colorado. Visitors come to Glenwood Springs primarily for its well-known medicinal hot sulfur springs. About 160 miles west of Denver, the town is rich with natural history and offers a breathtaking scenic landscape. The city is also home to one of the Colorado Mountain College campuses.

Locals take great pride in one of the town’s most visited hotspots, the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. Families can enjoy water slides, mini golf, a premier athletic club, and the renovated Spa of the Rockies at the site. Visitors can relish in the relaxation of the centuries-old Yampah Hot Springs, which are historic underground steam baths once used as a source of rejuvenation and healing. Temperatures in the caves can reach up to 112 degrees Fahrenheit.

Outdoor activities at Glenwood Springs are endless: rafting, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, and golf are just a few of the recreational hobbies to take part in. A local community center offers indoor activities such as ice skating and aquatics.

For families with children or antsy teens, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is the place to go. A tram brings tourists to the top of a mountain, where roller coasters, children’s activities, and an observation deck await. A well-known rollercoaster called the Giant Canyon Swing pulls riders over the edge of Glenwood Canyon with a view of the Colorado River.

Glenwood is such a great town - hot springs, the vapor caves, traveling up to the Caverns in the tram, and lots of fun shopping! Not to mention, so many other great areas are within short driving distance for side trips! And if you're here, enjoy the great restaurants because there are a LOT.
Reviewed by JuliaS
on September 17, 2012
Glenwood Spring is a wonderful place. Lots to see and do. The Glenwood Caverns, Pool and Vapor Caves just begin to scratch the surface. Come in on Amtrak - the views are STUNNING! Loads to see and place to eat and rest!
Reviewed by JeannieDunn
on September 17, 2012
My idea of fun is relaxing in a nice hotel, eating a delicious dinner and then soaking in the Hot Springs on a beautiful Colorado evening and Glenwood Springs fits the bill perfectly!!
Reviewed by sammyframson
on September 17, 2012
How could this not be the most fun town? This place is amazing! Biking for miles (mountain or road), whitewater rafting, World's Largest hot springs pool, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, fly-fishing, shopping, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, hiking ... the dining establishments are fabulous! Doc Holiday's grave and the "Ghost Walk" in the fall is the best cemetery walk I've ever done. Historical and railroad museums... and oh yeah ... a stone's throw from Aspen. This is definitely the BEST FUN town!
Reviewed by StephanieKeister
on September 17, 2012
I have lived here for 9 years, and I never run out of things to do. I am constantly astounded by the beautiful scenery and all of the amazing people I meet here. I couldn't ask for a better place to live.
Reviewed by annagauldin
on September 17, 2012
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