Things to Do in Glenwood Springs in Spring & Summer

With the arrival of warmer days, the variety of things to do in Glenwood Springs, Colorado grows, especially for those staying at Glenwood Canyon Resort, the only camping and overnight accommodations in scenic Glenwood Canyon.

What to do In Glenwood Springs Colorado

Rising temps not only warm the earth and foster the budding of native trees, shrubs and flowers along the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon, but longer days also provide increased opportunities for recreating and relaxing at Glenwood Canyon Resort — the premier riverside Colorado camping and cabin destination located just minutes from Glenwood Springs.

“We follow nature’s lead,” Glenwood Canyon Resort Co-owner Kathy Schneider said. “Glenwood Canyon wakes up in the spring and so does the Resort when activities like rafting and ziplining are back in play.” With the Colorado River flowing literally just steps away, water sports are a prime pastime at the camping and cabin resort, but a spike in temps also opens other possibilities for outdoor fun.

On-Site: Colorado River Rafting

Making reservations for your Colorado rafting trip couldn’t be any easier, especially for those staying at Glenwood Canyon Resort. Defiance Rafting operates on site and offers several options for whitewater thrills. Half-day trips are the most popular choice. This paddling adventure has it all—raucous rapids, laid-back floats and stunning scenery.

On-Site: Ziplining & High Ropes Adventures

Not all river fun takes place in the water—some flies high above it! For an adrenaline-pumping good time, Colorado Adventure Center offers several options, such as an Express Zip for fast fun and a Happy Hour Zip Ride that includes a post-zip food and drink discount. The Resort’s high ropes course is another option that’s fun for all ages. Test your balance and bravery!

Nearby: Hiking in Glenwood Canyon

The Jess Weaver Trail located just off-property follows No Name Creek. The tough granite rock here makes it a popular destination for climbers too. Grizzly Creek Trail is renowned for its creek-side picnic spots. The most notable trail is the one to Hanging Lake. As of May 1, 2019, permits are required for hiking. The new reservations system is easy to navigate and will help preserve this natural wonder for future generations.

Nearby: Biking in Glenwood Canyon

The Glenwood Canyon Recreation Path is a 16-mile-long multi-use trail that connects Glenwood Canyon Resort with Glenwood Springs and all the sights and stops within the canyon itself. Pedal the entire length or just a portion. The paved trail follows the contours of Colorado River; it’s ideal for both road biking and mountain biking.

Nearby: Hot Springs Soaking

No visit to the area would be complete without a hot springs experience —Glenwood Springs has three to choose from: Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, a historic hot spring known as the world’s largest; Iron Mountain Hot Springs, which features 16 soaking pools of varying temperatures; and the Yampah Spa & Vapor Caves, home to the rare phenomenon of underground, vapor-filled caverns.

Even More Nearby

Need more suggestions to round out your spring and summer itinerary? Add in the following as time allows: Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, a Glenwood Vaudeville Revue show, massage and spa treatments and a guided fishing trip; there’s also an array of choices for dining and shopping.

Learn more and reserve your tent, RV camping site or cabin (and soon glamping accommodations) at Glenwood Canyon Resort today.