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Fishing Colorado Gold Medal Waters

Colorado’s longest stretch of designated Gold Medal Water is located here in the Roaring Fork Valley, and there are additional stretches with the prestigious designation nearby. Not only is the fishing world-class in and around Glenwood Springs, but it is also easily accessible.

Right across the street from European Auto Werks is a stretch of Gold Medal Water! Perfect for fishing while we fix your vehicle. Experienced, local fly fishing outfitters and guide services can answer questions, provide equipment and gear if you don't have your own.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Although this is the top attraction in Glenwood Springs for families, you don't have to be a kid to enjoy it. Adults will love this place.

You may be surprised to learn that Glenwood Caverns and Adventure Park is located on a mountaintop, accessible only via gondola. Once you step off the gondola at the top, you will find yourself in a wonderland of fun.

Hanging Lake

The hike to Hanging Lake is one of the most popular things to do in Glenwood Springs. The 1.2-mile trail climbs 1,000 feet to a lake set in a spectacular bowl. Bridal Veil falls tumble off a mossy ledge into the clear lake waters below.

Due to the hike's popularity, access is limited via a permitting system. Your permit includes a shuttle from Glenwood Springs and plenty of time to do the hike. Restrooms and a drinking fountain are located at the trailhead.

Another option is to ride your bike to the trailhead along the Glenwood Springs Recreation Path. You can leave your bike at the trailhead, do the walk, and then ride back to town. The best part about this ride is that the return trip from the trailhead is downhill back to Glenwood Springs.

Glenwood Hot Springs Resort

Surrounded by mountain scenery, Glenwood Hot Springs Resort is a wonderful place for a leisurely soak. Founded in 1890, these historic hot springs are home to the world's largest mineral hot spring pool. It's easy to find your own space.

Adjacent to the main pool is a separate area with a waterslide and a large splash pad, perfect for families looking for an outing with the kids.

Also part of the complex is the Spa of the Rockies, where they make full use of the mineral-rich waters in the soothing and rejuvenating treatments available. Glenwood Hot Springs Athletic Club, with all the latest machines and classes, is located in the same building. A restaurant serving fast food and snacks is located poolside.