Skiing and snowboarding tops the list of winter activities and a hidden gem of the Colorado Rockies, Sunlight Mountain Resort offers more than 680 acres of skiable terrain for skiers of all ages. On the west side of the mountain is the beginner run Ute, the longest continuous run in the state, and on the East Ridge is some of the steepest lift-accessed terrain in the state. All this and everything in between is sitting right outside of town. Hotel Denver guests can take advantage of our Ski, Swim, and Stay package deal and save even more! Other ski areas near the hotel include:
No matter the weather, it’s always a good time to visit one of Glenwood Springs’ famous hot springs pools! One of the top winter activities, here, enjoy winter with the family while submerged in the 90°– 93°F thermal waters of the large pool, or 104°F therapy pool, at the famous Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. While there, be sure to check out the Spa of the Rockies and take advantage of body treatments, facials, and massages that designed to purify and revitalize.
For a more intimate experience, relax with a beer and watch the snow fall from one of the 16 mineral hot springs soaking pools at Iron Mountain Hot Springs. Iron Mountain features pools that range in temperature from 99° to 108°F, and views mountains and the Colorado River that winds through the valley nearby as you soak and relax.
A hot springs visit is especially beneficial after a morning of winter activities. Escape the chill of winter and reap the benefits of submersing a tired body in the naturally heated mineral water.
There’s no better place to get out and experience everything Colorado has to offer in winter than the heart of the Rockies. Try your hand at Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, or snowmobiling at Sunlight Mountain, featuring 29 kilometers of groomed trails and multiple snowmobile tour options.
When it’s winter in Glenwood and you’re not a snow sports enthusiast, the Glenwood Springs Historical Society may have just the thing for you! A tourist favorite is the Doc Holliday Museum in the heart of downtown Glenwood Springs at 732 Grand Avenue. The museum location is in the same place where the Hotel Glenwood once operated and where Doc passed in 1887.
Glenwood Springs has an adventure for just about everyone during the winter. Take in all the season’s majesty while creating memories sure to last a lifetime.
The Yampah Spa and Hot Springs Vapor Caves have been in continuous operation since 1893 and takes advantage of the hot mineral waters and the natural sulphur, nitrate, zinc, potassium and dozens of other therapeutic minerals to the benefit spa clients. The natural geothermal mineral baths are a great activity for couples. The Spa is open year-round and is a fantastic way to escape the winter weather.
The vapor Caves are near the Hot Springs Pool, within walking distance to The Hotel Denver. Once you’ve wrapped up your spa exerience, head back over to your cozy room at the Hotel Denver for a quiet night in the heart of the city. Don’t forget to stop by the Glenwood Canyon Brewpub for your nightcap!
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!"