The Glenwood Canyon Trail and Bike Path begins near the Hot Springs Pool and winds along the Colorado River for 18 miles. The trail is an easily passable ten feet wide, paved, and has four rest areas along the way that offer restroom facilities, fresh drinking water, telephones, and picnic areas.
Hanging Lake is a not-to-be-missed highlight of the Glenwood Canyon. A unique travertine geological formation, Hanging Lake is accessible via a 1.2 mile trail. The awe-inspiring views provided by this Natural National Landmark are sure to create lifelong memories for the whole family.
A Glenwood Springs’ family destination highlight is a visit to gunslinger Doc Holliday’s grave. The short but uphill hike begins just a few blocks from the Hotel Denver.
Sitting at 8000 feet, high above Glenwood Springs on the summit of Iron Mountain, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park offers days of entertainment for all ages. The featured cave tour has been a favorite of this family destination for decades. Take a thrilling walk through some of the most striking caverns in the country, but caves aren’t your cup of tea, the Caverns also offers a wide variety of activities for everyone, including an Old Tyme Photography Studio to laser tag and a 4D Motion Theater.
For the adventurous, the park offers an Alpine Coaster, named one of the 10 Best Roller Coaster Rides of Your Life by USA Today. For a serious adrenaline thrill, try out the Giant Swing — it carries four passengers back and forth, dangling more than 1300 feet above the Colorado River. Some attractions are closed in the winter, so be sure to check the website for complete information.
A visit to the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, featuring the world’s largest naturally heated pool, is perfect any time of day. The naturally heated waters are heaven-sent whether it’s morning or night, a cold winter day or the middle of the summer.
Families will love the new Sopris Splash Zone, a seasonal feature of the resort that includes a children’s play area with mini-water slides, shallow play areas, the Shoshone Chutes, and more. The Spa of the Rockies, a full spa feature at the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, is the perfect place for the whole family to relax with a range of massage and salon services, some designed especially for kids and teens!
Wendy F. says: "Love it here. Such a warm feel. Staff very friendly. Nice to have a coffee shop &restaurant in the building if the weather is bad or you're too tired to leave!"
Zachary F. says: "My fiancé and I came up to Glenwood Springs for our five year anniversary and were blown away at how beautiful the town was. Hotel Denver was a great place to stay. Coming from Denver we love our beer and it was awesome that the hotel had a brewery inside. The beer and food were very tasty and reasonably priced. What made our stay at Hotel Denver was the employees, their kindness and hospitality were beyond amazing. We forgot our day passes for the hot springs and the hotel staff went out of their way to drop them off for us so we could enjoy the hot springs. I definitely recommend staying here!"
Don M. says: "Great historic hotel with cute rooms, friendly staff, and great location to walk and explore everything Glenwood Springs has to offer. Parking is included and available at an open-air lot across the street. Brewery and restaurant on site but a very short walk to a number of food dinner spots. Directly opposite Amtrak station but didn't hear any noise from it or the I-70 across the river."
Rebekah Z. says: "Gorgeous decor, perfect location, and pet-friendly! The front desk staff are incredibly personable and friendly, and they loved on our dogs our entire trip. The room was spacious and comfortable, and we slept like a dream with the blackout curtains. We really loved our stay here, and we're already planning our next trip back!"
Ryan W. says: "Great Hotel choice in downtown Glenwood. We received very good service. It's close to many good restaurants and bars. We enjoyed our stay."
Jeremy H. says: "We came to Glenwood for a weekend get-a-way and the original hotel we had booked was not what we were expecting. We came to the downtown area and fell in love with this hotel the minute we walked in and decided to book a room here for the weekend. It is very clean, nicely decorated, in a great location, and the service here is the best you will receive! The staff truly changed the beginning experiences of our weekend! Don’t make the mistake of 'shopping around,' book at this hotel and you won’t regret it!"
Meredith D. says: "I had been planning a romantic weekend with my husband, and I chose the Hotel Denver for our stay. The hotel is historic, interesting, and quite pleasant. Check in was easy, and we were given instructions about convenient parking and easy ways to access the hot springs pool and other restaurants. The room was delightfully cute and historic, and had a great view of the river and the hot springs pool. This was a lovely place to stay, and we will definitely be back!!"
Patrick M. says: "This was an excellent stay in Glenwood Springs. My room was perfect and everything was in order. The bed was the highest quality. The breakfast deli (River Blend Coffee) was very good and the Brew Pub offers a great menu. I'm a high maintenance and picky business traveler and couldn't be more pleased. Thank you Denver Hotel."
Marc W. says: "This is the second time my wife and I have stayed at this charming hotel in Glenwood Springs. The staff is so wonderful! They were able to get a pet friendly room and were instrumental in helping the three of us in having a great night! When we checked out the next morning, the staff member at the front desk was so helpful and her warm personality helped us to start our day off right. I wish we could give this place six stars for its warm atmosphere, friendly helpful staff and great brew pub and food! STAY HERE, you won't be disappointed!"