Glenwood itself is ok. There are outdoorsy things to do, a cool rec center, some natural foods stores, sport shops, the Colorado River, and some hot springs places. Frankly, even despite that cool stuff it somehow manages to have a cheesy feel. You sense the presence of low-living locals and possibly illegal immigrants (there was a big cocaine and prostitution ring uncovered here recently). The hot springs is worth checking out but definitely a commercial place that lacks the character it probably once had back in the day. The crowd is pretty vanilla. There is also a semi-interesting public hot spring at the south canyon exit off route 70 where you don't pay a dime and don't need clothing -- it's a more natural experience.
Glenwood is wonderful.
It is set in a stunning environment with limitless outdoor activities all year long.
This is a great spot to stay -- cheap, clean, and with easy access to activities.
Stayed in Glenwood Springs in 1999! Went there for a 10 day ski trip and stayed 4 months. What an awsome spot. So much to see and do. Plenty of outdoor life, skiing in winter, mountain biking, hiking, frisbee golf in summer. The Glenwood Springs Hostel is great with all the assistance you need and a wonderful atmosphere. A definate hotspot!
Glenwood Springs is the county seat of Garfield County in Colorado. A self-governing, home rule municipality, it is known for being the most populated city in the county and has been dubbed the "Most Fun Town" in America.
Glenwood Springs is known the world over for its amazingly panoramic scenery, and is a famous for its biking, hiking, and mountaineering trails as well as its historic landmarks. If you want to try Glenwood out for a vacation spot, be sure to not miss its natural wonders, like the Hanging Lake at the eponymous Springs, the fun and interactive Glenwood Caverns, and the Roaring Fork Valley, all of which not only make for excellent places to relax and unwind, but make for wonderful trails for hikers, bikers, and nature lovers.
Glenwood also does not disappoint with regards to the classier and refined side of things, as it has a number of theatres and museums that are sure to appeal to your artistic and intellectual side. While there, be sure to check out Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, and the Frontier Historical Museum.
Of course, what would Glenwood Springs be without its famed hot springs? If you’re after a great place to unwind after a long day of touring the city, take your pick from Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, or Hippy Hot Springs, or you can even unwind in a "manly" way at the Ironbridge Golf Club.
With the large number of tourists that come to Glenwood on a regular basis, it also isn’t difficult to find excellent places to get decent grub. In spite of being a sequestered place, Glenwood boasts some surprising cross-cultural cuisine, featuring some of the finest authentic Nepalese, Italian, and American fares that Glenwood has to offer. But such treats for one’s palate isn’t all that Glenwood can offer, as it is also home to a number of eateries and restaurants that span all sorts of ethnicities.
At the end of the day, relax and unwind in any number of excellent Glenwood hostels or hotels. Be sure to book reservations in advance, especially during winter, as Glenwood becomes a cold man’s Mecca during the snowy season.
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