The Best of Glenwood Springs, Colorado: Hotels, Restaurants, & More

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  • Colorado

  • Denver

  • Adventure Travel

  • Active Travel

  • Outdoors

  • Hiking

  • Mountains

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Glenwood Springs, CO, is a captivating town with a rich history and a touch of Wild West allure. This scenic destination gained fame as the final resting place of the legendary gunslinger, Doc Holliday. With its blend of natural beauty and historical charm, Glenwood Springs offers a unique experience that combines the Old West with modern-day adventure. From hot springs to outdoor activities, there is something for everyone in Glenwood Springs.

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Where to stay in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

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Hotel Denver

Discover historic charm and warm hospitality at Hotel Denver, where a perfect blend of classic elegance and modern comfort awaits, providing a cozy and inviting stay in the heart of downtown Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge

Experience ultimate relaxation and natural rejuvenation at Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge, where comfortable accommodations, soothing hot springs, and stunning mountain vistas combine to create a tranquil and unforgettable stay in the heart of Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Hotel Colorado

Immerse yourself in history and elegance at Hotel Colorado, a grand landmark hotel that blends Victorian charm with modern comfort, offering a timeless and memorable stay in the heart of Glenwood Springs.

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Things to do in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

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Here are some things to do in Glenwood Springs, Colorado in the summer!

  • Glenwood Hot Springs - The largest mineral hot springs pool in the world. Enjoy the serene ambiance and take in the stunning mountain views.

  • Iron Mountain Hot Springs - Multiple relaxing experiences with 32 total pools situated alongside the beautiful Colorado River in Glenwood Springs, surrounded by Rocky Mountain views.

  • Doc Holliday’s Grave - If you’re a history buff, you can pay your respects (and maybe leave some whiskey or a deck of cards) at Doc Holliday's grave at the Linwood Cemetery, a legendary gunslinger of the Wild West. It's a steep walk up!

  • Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park - Take a scenic gondola ride up to reach Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Enjoy thrilling rides, including roller coasters and a giant swing, and explore the mesmerizing underground caves.

  • Downtown Shopping - Explore the charming streets of downtown Glenwood Springs and indulge in some retail therapy. Discover unique boutiques, art galleries, souvenir shops, and more. Visit Bullock Clothing Store for some western wear.

Places to eat & drink in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

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  • 19th Street Diner - Retro-inspired American Diner, with friendly service, and delicious comfort food, it's the perfect spot to indulge in a hearty meal and experience a nostalgic trip back in time.

  • Glenwood Canyon Brewpub - A must-visit destination for beer enthusiasts and food lovers alike. With its impressive selection of handcrafted beers brewed on-site and a menu featuring delicious pub-style items. Can't go wrong with a flight or a naughty root beer.

  • Sweet Coloradough - This bakery offers a delectable assortment of handmade donuts and pastries. With its creative flavors and charming ambiance, it's the perfect spot to satisfy your sweet tooth and indulge in a little slice of dessert heaven.

  • Doc Holliday’s Saloon - Step into the Old West at Doc Holliday's Saloon, a historic establishment in Glenwood Springs. This iconic saloon pays homage to the legendary gunslinger, Doc Holliday, and offers a lively atmosphere, live music, and a wide selection of alcoholic beverages.

  • Frida Authentic Mexican Food - This restaurant offers a diverse menu of traditional Mexican dishes. From sizzling fajitas to flavorful tacos and refreshing margaritas, Frida provides a delightful dining experience.

  • Daily Bread - This local bakery and café offers a tempting array of artisanal bread, pastries, and a menu filled with flavorful sandwiches. Whether you're craving a hearty breakfast, a satisfying lunch, or a delightful pastry to accompany your coffee, Daily Bread is the perfect spot to start your day!

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