Destination guide

Get your outdoor fix in Glenwood Springs

For rock-strewn caves and great hiking terrain, you need to take a trip to Glenwood Springs. Famous for the Glenwood Springs natural hot springs, this town also features many shopping sites, dining options, and outdoor recreation activities for the whole family. It doesn’t matter where you book Glenwood Springs vacation rentals, as the city has been recognized as one of the most walkable towns in the United States. One hot spot you can’t miss is the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, which lets you take a walk through rock formations and caves shaped thousands of years ago.

Things to do

Embrace the fresh air attitude of Glenwood Springs

The main Glenwood Springs points of interest are Glenwood Hot Springs, Yampah Hot Springs, and Iron Mountain Hot Springs. At these locations, you’ll be able to relax and experience a spa-like atmosphere with steam baths, mineral-based treatments, and more. Another attraction that lures in visitors is Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, which lets you explore subterranean passages. Thrill-seekers will love the canyon swings and roller coasters above the caverns. Glenwood Springs vacation rentals are also close to numerous natural attractions, such as the White River National Forest and Hanging Lake.

Activities

Explore the natural wonders of Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs has tons of offerings for water sports, such as kayaking, fishing, and rafting, thanks to the convergence of the Roaring Fork River and the Colorado River. To dry off, try your hand at rock climbing, hiking, horseback riding, paragliding, or an ATV tour. If these sound too active for you, take a soak in the large hot mineral springs pool at the Glenwood Hot Springs. If it’s raining, try exploring some of the area’s complex cave systems on a guided tour or going to a show at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue.

Weather

Enjoy mild weather in Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs has a pleasantly mild climate that makes the city enjoyable to visit year-round. Glenwood Springs weather is typically semi-arid, with some microclimates near rivers that get cooler and damper air. For balmy temperatures in the 80s, try visiting during the summer months between June and August. Spring and fall are slightly cooler, while winter temperatures are known to drop down below 20 degrees. December through February are great times to visit if you are interested in skiing or snowboarding at the Sunlight Mountain Resort.

Natural features

Peruse the geothermal features of Glenwood Springs

Located at the confluence of the Roaring Fork River and the Colorado River, Glenwood Springs rests in a valley bordered by Lookout Mountain and Horse Mountain. Any of Glenwood Springs vacation rentals will offer spectacular views of these reddish sandstone cliffs in the distance. With the two rivers running through town, the area has an ample water supply that also provides many Glenwood Springs activities for visitors. Nearby is the White River National Forest, a preserve of 2.3 million acres of land which is home to a number of native plant and animal species.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Glenwood Springs

Fly into Vail, CO (EGE-Eagle County Regional), the closest airport, located 23 mi (37 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Aspen, CO (ASE-Pitkin County), which is 33.4 mi (53.7 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Glenwood Springs Station.

Where to stay around Glenwood Springs, CO?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 314 vacation rentals near Glenwood Springs. From 35 Cabins to 188 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Glenwood Springs for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Glenwood Springs?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Glenwood Springs:

  • Sunlight Mountain Resort: 286 vacation rentals
  • Snowmass Ski Area: 1,551 vacation rentals
  • Missouri Heights: 30 vacation rentals
  • Aspen Highlands: 107 vacation rentals
  • Buttermilk Mountain Ski Area: 1,717 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Glenwood Springs?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Glenwood Springs. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Glenwood Hot Springs: 345 vacation rentals
  • Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: 285 vacation rentals
  • Hanging Lake Trailhead: 323 vacation rentals
  • Glenwood Springs Station: 287 vacation rentals
  • Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves: 287 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Glenwood Springs listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Glenwood Springs?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 35 Cabins in Glenwood Springs. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Glenwood Springs include:

  • Houses: 188 rentals available
  • Cottages: 35 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 56 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Glenwood Springs?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 30 vacation rentals with pool available in Glenwood Springs. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.