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Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Nature
“The World's Largest Hot Springs! So relaxing and amazing! Well worth the 3-hour, scenic drive into Glenwood Canyons to stay in the mountains for a night or two! Be sure to take the gondola to Glenwood Caverns, America's only mountain-top theme park, to ride the giant canyon swing, the cliffhanger roller coaster and the alpine slides. Also be sure to hike to nearby Hanging Lake when its open. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Great adventure park with rides and fairy caves, live music and a tram to the top of the mountain.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Hot Spring
“A quick 25 minute drive to Glenwood Springs brings you to Iron Mountain Hot Springs. A great spot on the river with 9+ pools. Can be crowded sometimes but no reservation needed. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“The spot for steak and homemade scalloped potatoes. Don't forget the creme brulee! Excellent local restaurant. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fancier food, but don't need to dress up. Great place for pairing wines and beers.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Theatre
“A little out of Rifle. Most hilarious shows you will ever see. Go for the laughs!!!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“BBQ where everything is smoked. Great For kids with lots of Sauces and Crazy Good Mac and Cheese.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“Haven’t opened location in Rifle yet but this is a must eat place!! Go for the doughnuts or breakfast sandwiches or burritos! Try the cronut!! Or the Hwy 82 lunch sandwich it’s amazing!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Only place in town to sit next to the River. I suggest Breakfast or Brunch.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Something for everyone, good for family and priced right. It's not just a brewery there is dinning for families ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Whoa! This place is small, but packs a punch. Speciality Tacos that you've never had before.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Go visit Doc Holiday's grave...and you can hike, bike or just take in all the sights.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Organic Burger Joint with some interesting twists on burgers. Try the salads too.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is a tourist hot spot, as well as a local's bar. Most of the night life will happen here or next door at The Springs. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Spa
“One of a kind, underground caves, very hot natural sauna. The Ute Indians would spend time there in the 1800's. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Simple, classy food in a rustic-romantic setting. Delicious food and great service. Good choice for a special occasion meal in Glenwood.”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Steakhouse
“The spot for steak and homemade scalloped potatoes. Don't forget the creme brulee! Excellent local restaurant. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Fancier food, but don't need to dress up. Great place for pairing wines and beers.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“BBQ where everything is smoked. Great For kids with lots of Sauces and Crazy Good Mac and Cheese.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Only place in town to sit next to the River. I suggest Breakfast or Brunch.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Brewery
“Something for everyone, good for family and priced right. It's not just a brewery there is dinning for families ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Whoa! This place is small, but packs a punch. Speciality Tacos that you've never had before.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Organic Burger Joint with some interesting twists on burgers. Try the salads too.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a tourist hot spot, as well as a local's bar. Most of the night life will happen here or next door at The Springs. ”
  • 8 locals recommend

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