Summer Adventures

On land, on water, in the sky, or even underground, enjoy the summer activities
Glenwood Springs has to offer. Check out the country’s highest elevation roller coaster,
fish gold-medal waters, hike dozens of trails, or simply rest and relax.
Summer in Glenwood Springs has fun for all ages
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Trails, Hikes and Bikes

With some 26 trails to choose from, visitors can readily explore the beauty of the hillsides surrounding Glenwood Springs.

Hanging Lake Trail

Our most famous hike is to Hanging Lake, A Colorado treasure. This hiking trail winds 1.2 miles up the side of a mountain, rising 1020 feet in elevation. The Hanging Lake permit & shuttle system is in place to protect the fragile ecosystem and provide visitors with high-quality experiences through education and interpretation.

The Hanging Lake Welcome Center is located at 110 Wulfsohn Road, Glenwood Springs CO 81601, next to the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

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Glenwood Canyon Trail and Bike Path

It begins near the Hot Springs Pool, and it winds, twists, and hugs Colorado for 18 miles. Cyclists, skaters, walkers, hikers, rafters, and kayakers can enjoy their sport in this stunning setting of steep canyon walls etched by the roaring Colorado River. The trail is ten feet wide and paved. There are four rest areas along the trail that offer restroom facilities, fresh drinking water, telephones, and picnic areas.

Visit Doc Holliday’s Grave

Another trail popular with our visitors is to visit the grave of the famous Glenwood resident, Doc Holliday. Although there is a tombstone for him in a local cemetery, no one knows the exact location of his remains.

To visit the cemetery where Doc Holliday and other city officials are honored, the trailhead is at the intersection of 12th and Bennett.

Raft Glenwood Springs

Raft past The Hotel Denver on a beautiful summer day. Nestled in the deep gorge of beautiful Glenwood Canyon, the Colorado River comes to life each spring. Take an exhilarating trip through unforgettable water, or a gentler trip the whole family can enjoy!

Premiere Fishing in Glenwood

Fish the Colorado River & the Roaring Fork. Many of Colorado’s premier fishing holes are located around Glenwood. Fish the confluence of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork, just steps from The Hotel Denver.

Strawberry Days Festival

In June, walk to Strawberry Days, Colorado’s oldest civic festival which attracts thousands of locals and visitors alike. There’s no doubt been a big change since strawberry picnics over a century ago, but the essence of Strawberry Days remains the same – to have fun, meet old friends and make new ones.

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Summer Adventures

On land, on water, in the sky, or even underground, enjoy the summer activities Glenwood Springs has to offer. Check out the country’s highest elevation roller coaster, fish gold-medal waters, hike dozens of trails, or simply rest and relax. Summer in Glenwood Springs has fun for all ages.

Trails, Hikes and Bikes

With some 26 trails to choose from, visitors can readily explore the beauty of the hillsides surrounding Glenwood Springs.

Hanging Lake Trail

Our most famous hike is to Hanging Lake, A Colorado treasure. This hiking trail winds 1.2 miles up the side of a mountain, rising 1020 feet in elevation. The Hanging Lake permit & shuttle system is in place to protect the fragile ecosystem and provide visitors with high-quality experiences through education and interpretation.

The Hanging Lake Welcome Center is located at 110 Wulfsohn Road, Glenwood Springs CO 81601, next to the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

Make a Reservation

Glenwood Canyon Trail and Bike Path

It begins near the Hot Springs Pool, and it winds, twists, and hugs Colorado for 18 miles. Cyclists, skaters, walkers, hikers, rafters, and kayakers can enjoy their sport in this stunning setting of steep canyon walls etched by the roaring Colorado River. The trail is ten feet wide and paved. There are four rest areas along the trail that offer restroom facilities, fresh drinking water, telephones, and picnic areas.

Visit Doc Holliday’s Grave

Another trail popular with our visitors is to visit the grave of the famous Glenwood resident, Doc Holliday. Although there is a tombstone for him in a local cemetery, no one knows the exact location of his remains.

To visit the cemetery where Doc Holliday and other city officials are honored, the trailhead is at the intersection of 12th and Bennett.

Raft Glenwood Springs

Raft past The Hotel Denver on a beautiful summer day. Nestled in the deep gorge of beautiful Glenwood Canyon, the Colorado River comes to life each spring. Take an exhilarating trip through unforgettable water, or a gentler trip the whole family can enjoy!

Premiere Fishing in Glenwood

Fish the Colorado River & the Roaring Fork. Many of Colorado’s premier fishing holes are located around Glenwood. Fish the confluence of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork, just steps from The Hotel Denver.

Strawberry Days Festival

More In June, walk to Strawberry Days, Colorado’s oldest civic festival which attracts thousands of locals and visitors alike. There’s no doubt been a big change since strawberry picnics over a century ago, but the essence of Strawberry Days remains the same – to have fun, meet old friends and make new ones.

BOOK YOUR STAY

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