Glenwood Springs is within a one-hour drive of 7 world-class ski resorts! Conveniently located just 40 miles north of Aspen, Colorado and 60 miles west of Vail, it's a perfect hub for a multi-day, multi-mountain skiing vacation!
Glenwood Springs offers exciting snowmobile tours that are designed for all ages and ability levels. Experts will guide you through pristine forest, offering spectacular views of the Flattops Wilderness, Mt. Sopris and surrounding mountains.
Guided snowshoe tours are available at Sunlight Mountain Resort and Glenwood Adventure Company. Another option is to bring your own or rent a pair in Glenwood Springs for a self-guided adventure on the many trails in White River National Forest. Glenwood Springs has a wide variety of trails and paths that cater to all athletic abilities.
Glenwood Springs is in the heart of some of the best big game hunting area in the U.S. With the largest elk and mule deer herds in the country, the regional opportunities for big game hunting are impressive. Colorado is the only state to offer an over-the-counter bull elk tag to residents and non-residents alike.
The easiest and most efficient way to get around Glenwood Springs is on two wheels, not four, thanks to the large network of trails and paths. Bring your bike or rent one here, and enjoy the River Trail along the Roaring Fork River—it now merges with the Rio Grande Trail which takes cyclists on a scenic ride south toward Carbondale.
Commercial rafting companies annually guide thousands of visitors down the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers through rapids with names like Upper Superstition and Tombstone, substantiating Glenwood Springs’ stature as one of the country’s premier whitewater destinations. Calmer waterways, such as South Canyon Rapids, are suitable for families with younger children.
From fly fishing the top-rated waters of the Roaring Fork River to casting a lure from a drift boat in the Colorado River; the fishing in and around Glenwood Springs is hard to beat. In fact, in 2008 Field & Stream magazine designated Glenwood Springs as the top fishing town in America!
Try the latest craze in river sports – stand up paddle boarding. Glenwood Adventure Company is offering rentals and lessons. Much less demanding than surfing, paddle boarding is ideally suited to certain stretches of the Colorado River including the acclaimed Glenwood Whitewater Park with its innovative standing wave. Stand-up boards are larger and more stable than surfing longboards and use a paddle for steering.
Glenwood Adventure Company offers Half-Day, Full-Day and Sunset Hummer excursions in beautiful Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Explore the diverse history of the Roaring Fork Valley and Glenwood Canyon as you traverse mountain ranch roads and experience this exquisitely private adventure.
Knowledgeable guides take you to the serene tranquility and breathtaking vistas of a working ranch in an open-air vehicle. Tours feature history, wildlife and thousands of private acres of Colorado backcountry. A variety of tours including half day, full day, sunset and customized tours are available. Tours suitable for all ages.
Challenge Ropes Course - Glenwood Canyon Zipline Adventures offers personalized team building activities for a variety of groups. Experienced staff will guide your group through the Challenge Ropes Course, including a thrilling Zipline ride, Vertical Playground and Rock Climbing Walls.