With fresh new attractions and a bevy of remodeling activities, the hot springs town in the mountains is all spruced-up to welcome a new season of visitors.
Everywhere you look in Glenwood Springs, there is something new happening. The town is humming like a hive of honeybees—busy building, renovating and preparing for visitors seeking the comfort of Colorado’s best hot springs and the unmatched, family-friendly adventures of the outdoors. Here’s a rundown on the latest and what you can expect:
Glenwood Gondola at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is now open!
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After being closed for four-and-a-half months for the construction of the new Glenwood Gondola, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park has officially reopened. Glenwood Gondola is a state-of-the-art design that can transport 1,000 people per hour, versus the older model which had a capacity of 300 guests per hour. With the improved efficiency, the Park is planning even more mountaintop concerts and events than usual this year. A grand re-opening celebration of Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is planned for April 20.
New aquatic features at Glenwood Hot Springs Resort to include a fast-moving adventure river
While the world-famous hot springs welcomes visitors to play and relax in its giant geothermal pools, Glenwood Hot Springs has been busy building new water features that are on-target to open in June. The centerpiece is an adventure river that mimics a fast-moving whitewater rafting trip in the Colorado mountains, complete with boulders, a waterfall and lush landscaping. Other features include a splash pad for children, interactive water features and a show fountain.
Glenwood Springs hotels and lodges show off new looks
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Beautifying properties is a time-honored springtime activity and nowhere is that truer than in the Glenwood Springs lodging community. The spruce-ups come in all forms and range from complete overhauls to updating looks with modern décor.
- Under its new ownership, the Hotel Colorado has been lovingly remodeling its meeting rooms and common spaces. In the process, it has made some historic discoveries. After years of being hidden behind layers of paint and wallcoverings, newly revealed brick fireplaces now feature prominently in the hotel’s refurbished meeting rooms.
- Glenwood Hot Springs Resort is also revamping interior spaces at the Lodge and Athletic Club. The overall feel of the spaces will be fresh, funky and family-friendly with the aim of improving guest comfort through furnishings, décor and technology.
- Other Glenwood Springs hotels that have recently completed beautification projects designed to enhance the experience of their guests include the Best Western Antlers, Holiday Inn Express, the Hampton Inn, Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott.
- In addition to capital improvements, Glenwood Springs hotels, motels and lodges pride themselves on their lovely, welcoming grounds; many properties are adorned with lush, colorful landscaping and bountiful hanging baskets.
Hanging Lake Reservation & Shuttle service to Hanging Lake to begin May 1
The gem of Glenwood Canyon, Hanging Lake, is one of Colorado’s most beloved visitor sites. In order to manage the impact on the hugely popular trail, reservations will be required for everyone to experience this hike. Hikers can reserve their spots beginning on April 1, when the Hanging Lake reservations system goes into effect. Reservations to visit Hanging Lake will cost $12 per person which includes free parking at the Hanging Lake Welcome Center, shuttle service to and from the trailhead and access to restroom facilities. A portion of the funds will also go toward helping to preserve and protect the fragile Hanging Lake environment, provide a forest ranger presence, improved trail maintenance, interpretative signage and visitor information. Look for more details and learn more HERE.
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