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Glenwood Springs Vacation Guide

Vacation Guide

Summer WeatherSummer Vacation

Weather in Glenwood Springs

With average highs in the 80s, summers in Glenwood Springs offer temperatures that are hot enough to enjoy spending plenty of time outdoors. Temperatures during the night usually cool down to the 50s.

Summer ActivitiesSummer Vacation

Activities in Glenwood Springs


Paragliding Soar through the air and take in aerial views of Glenwood Springs while paragliding. Adventure Paragliding offers 10 to 30 minutes of exciting adventure in the skies.


Kayaking Go kayaking on the Roaring Fork River or Colorado River to take in spectacular views of Glenwood Canyon and Roaring Fork Valley.


Ziplining Ziplining offers another way to appreciate views of Glenwood Springs from the air. Glenwood Canyon Zipline Adventures offers a thrilling zipline experience over the Colorado River.

Summer EventsSummer Vacation

Events in Glenwood Springs

Music on the Mountain

Music on the Mountain Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park offers summer evenings filled with live music played by a variety of Colorado bands. This music series typically takes place on Saturdays throughout the summer months.

Strawberry Days Festival

Strawberry Days Festival The annual Strawberry Days Festival takes place on the third weekend in June. The festival features a few days’ worth of events that are held in various locations in Glenwood Springs. Notable events include a parade, a strawberry shortcut race, free strawberries and ice cream, and an arts and crafts fair.

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Underground Exploring

Summer is the perfect time to explore underground caves at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, which features roller coasters, a mine drop, a canyon swing, and more.

Hanging Lake

Spend a warm summer day hiking up to this natural geologic wonder, which includes spectacular waterfalls. Bring a camera, but don’t plan on swimming or fishing since these are prohibited.

Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the historic Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves. These underground rock chambers are heated by mineral waters that create geothermal steam baths.

Summer TipsSummer Vacation

Local Tips

Local Tips

Give yourself a day or two to get used to the altitude if you plan to do some hiking.

Be sure to bring along sunscreen and a hat to protect against the sun.

Fall WeatherFall Vacation

Weather in Glenwood Springs

Fall temperatures in Glenwood Springs range from average highs in the mid-70s in early fall to highs in the mid-40s in late fall. Temperatures at night drop to the 30s and 40s, with some lows reaching down to the mid-20s.

Fall ActivitiesFall Vacation

Activities in Glenwood Springs

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding Explore the Glenwood Springs area on horseback while enjoying beautiful views of the autumn leaves. Glenwood Adventure Company offers guided horseback riding tours around Glenwood Springs.


Hiking Go hiking and take pictures of the area’s fall foliage while also visiting a famous historical site. Along the hiking trail that starts at 12th Street and Bennett Avenue, stop by Doc Holliday’s grave marker. The famous gambler and gunfighter played a key role as temporary deputy marshal in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, before he moved to Colorado.

Fall EventsFall Vacation

Events in Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs Harvest Festival

Glenwood Springs Harvest Festival This annual festival, which takes place in late September in the downtown area, features local music, food from local vendors, arts and crafts and family-friendly activities.

Glenwood Springs Ghost Walk

Glenwood Springs Ghost Walk Take a haunted tour of Glenwood Springs’ oldest cemetery during October. The Frontier Historical Society and Museum hosts this annual event, which helps raise money for local causes.

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Off-Road Tours

Admire Glenwood Springs’ fall leaves while taking an exciting ATV or Unimog tour through the area. Glenwood Adventure Company provides these off-road adventures.

Quiet and Calm Canoeing

Fall vacationers can take in views of the area’s autumn splendor while gently canoeing along the Colorado River or on one of the nearby lakes.

Glenwood Hot Springs Pool

Get toasty on a cool autumn afternoon in the mineral-rich waters at  Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. Fall is considered an off-peak season, which means fewer day visitors around and quieter surroundings.

Fall TipsFall Vacation

Local Tips

Give yourself a day or two to get used to the altitude if you plan to do some hiking.

Be sure to bring along sunscreen and a hat to protect against the sun.

Winter WeatherWinter Vacation

Weather in Glenwood Springs

Average highs in Glenwood Springs during winter tend to be in the mid-30s, while average lows fall to the teens. This provides ideal skiing weather for couples and families taking a winter vacation in the area.

Winter ActivitiesWinter Vacation

Activities in Glenwood Springs

Ice Climbing

Ice Climbing Spend chilly winter days working up a sweat while ice climbing at Glenwood Canyon or Rifle Mountain Park. Both sites offer challenging climbing opportunities, although these vary based on current weather conditions.


Snowboarding The Glenwood Springs area provides ample opportunities for snowboarding during the winter months. Sunlight Mountain Resort, Beaver Creek, and Buttermilk are just a few of the places that are ideal for snowboarding.


Snowmobiling Take a snowmobile tour around the Elk Mountains, Mount Sopris or Glenwood Canyon for stunning winter wonderland views.

Winter EventsWinter Vacation

Events in Glenwood Springs

Holiday Lighting at Hotel Colorado

Holiday Lighting at Hotel Colorado Kick off the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony, freshly baked gingerbread and caroling at Hotel Colorado. This annual festive event takes place on the first weekend after Thanksgiving.

Ski Spree

Ski Spree This family-friendly event takes place in early February at Sunlight Mountain Resort. Ski Spree features a mountain treasure hunt, chili cook-off, fireworks and live music, along with activities for the whole family.

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Top 3 Reasons

Spa Relaxation

Spa Relaxation Stay warm and relaxed during the hectic holiday season at one of the area’s many notable spas. Splendor Mountain Spa offers a Watsu pool, hot stone massages, and more.

Arts and Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment When it’s too cold to go out, explore Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, Art on 8th, and Cooper Corner Gallery for performing and visual arts.

Colorado Culture

Colorado Culture Spend wintry days learning more about the area’s history and culture at the Frontier Historical Society and Museum, Doc Holliday Museum, and Glenwood Railroad Museum.

Winter TipsWinter Vacation

Local Tips

Give yourself a day or two to get used to the altitude if you plan to do some hiking.

Be sure to bring along sunscreen and a hat to protect against the sun.

WeatherSpring Vacation

Weather in Glenwood Springs

Spring temperatures in Glenwood Springs range from an average high of 51 in March to an average high of 70 in May. These temperatures are perfect for staying comfortable during outdoor activities before heading back to a cozy Glenwood Springs vacation home.

ActivitiesSpring Vacation

Activities in Glenwood Springs

Spring Fishing

Spring Fishing Spring is a great time to take a guided fishing trip along Roaring Fork River or Colorado River in search of rainbow trout and other local fish. Fishing boat rentals are also available for those who want to go out on their own.

Disc Golf

Disc Golf The Glenwood Springs area offers two different places to try out this alternative to traditional golf. Head to Colorado Mountain College or Sunlight Mountain Resort to play a round of disc golf.

EventsSpring Vacation

Events in Glenwood Springs

Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day Celebration Held in late April, this family-friendly celebration features activities that benefit the environment, including a green zone, as well as live music. Glenwood Springs’ Earth Day Celebration also features a bike ride that kicks off in Two Rivers Park.

Mother’s Day Mile

Mother’s Day Mile Raise money for a good cause while also getting a good workout at the Mother’s Day Mile, which benefits Advocate Safehouse Project for domestic violence victims. This annual event kicks off in early May at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

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Fewer Crowds

Indoor Adventure and Entertainment Spend cool spring evenings taking in a vaudeville show at Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, find a way out of the challenging Glenwood Escape Room, and enjoy dinner and live jazz at Riviera Supper Club and Piano Bar.

Farmers Market

Farmers Market Stock up on locally produced goods, including honey, bread and seasonal fruits and vegetables every Tuesday at Sayre Park in the heart of Glenwood Springs.

Spring Shopping

Spring Shopping Stroll through downtown Glenwood Springs and visit local shops and boutiques, including book shops and a candle maker shop.

TipsSpring Vacation

Local Tips

Give yourself a day or two to get used to the altitude if you plan to do some hiking.

Be sure to bring along sunscreen and a hat to protect against the sun.

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