Fun & Games
The Glenwood Hot Springs Pool is famous for its enduring appeal and for its size—the largest in the world at over two blocks long.
A day of excitement and exploration is waiting for you on top of Iron Mountain, where Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park brings out the kid in everyone. From the fully enclosed gondola you can take in the views almost 50 miles to the south, over Glenwood Springs and the Roaring Fork Valley, past majestic Mt. Sopris, to the peaks in Aspen. Once you’re at the top, it’s time to choose your adventures.
Since the late 1800s, vaudeville variety shows have entertained audiences with song, dance, magic, comedy and all-around silliness. One hundred years ago, Vaudeville was the only entertainment available in the West. Acts traveled around the country performing in quaint theaters and were often the highlight of the year. The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue revives this time-honored tradition at The Springs Theatre, 915 Grand Avenue.
The best way to explore Glenwood Springs, is to learn about Glenwood's rich history first. The Frontier Historical Society was created in 1964 to preserve the pieces of Glenwood Springs’ past. A small museum was opened at that time, continued to grow and in 1972 a larger museum was opened in its present location at 1001 Colorado Avenue in Glenwood Springs.
Enjoy the relaxed pace of train travel and a visit to the historic Railroad Museum at the train depot. Amtrak has year-round daily arrivals into Glenwood Springs from various points throughout the West and Midwest. The California Zephyr travels from Chicago to San Francisco with stops in Denver and Grand Junction.
Sunlight Mountain Resort is tucked away about 10 miles south of Glenwood Springs, or a fifteen minute drive from downtown. For over forty years, Sunlight Mountain Resort has been a family and adventure ski destination—and since it’s not visible from the highways, lots of its fans think of it as an undiscovered secret, away from the crowds and the high prices of other Colorado ski resorts.