This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Glenwood Springs. To help you make friends with Glenwood Springs before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
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.
Written by local enthusiast for Glenwood Springs hostelsAngelica Burrage