Glenwood Springs is a rest-and-recreation capital of the Rockies. Many warm mineral springs punctuate the little valley where the Colorado River leaves spectacular Glenwood Canyon. Pine-forested mountains loom on all sides. Development began in the 1880s with the arrival of a railroad, and miners interested in soaking away their aches and pains. By 1891, the world’s largest hot springs pool and a resort hotel were completed.
Today, miners have long since been replaced by visitors here to enjoy the renowned hot springs, run the rivers, and explore the high country. The huge pool, natural vapor caves and full-service spa, and the historic landmark hotel are as popular as ever. High on the mountain above, the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is one of Colorado’s most exciting new attractions. Downtown, a Victorian depot and other substantial historic buildings are enhanced by flowery parks and landscaped streets. Restaurants and nightlife are also proliferating with Glenwood’s expanding role as a major four-season destination.
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