Glenwood Springs was founded as Defiance, and its founding fathers were just that. Doc Holliday came here to seek out the restorative powers of the hot springs. The Ute Indians used the vapor caves, carved by millenia of water, emitting a steam that is said to heal. The adventure park boasts cave tours, a giant swing over the canyon, and now the mine drop ride. The gondola takes families up where there are rides for all thrill levels. The hot springs pool is in front of the Hotel Colorado, built to entertain the railroad tycoons of the guilded age. This is where Teddy Roosevelt came to hunt, and hold his hunting parties afterwards. The hotel Colorado and the hot springs pool continue to attract those who want to feel the water warmed by the subterranean volcanic remnants. Recently, the Iron Mountain hot springs was built on the same naturally hot pools that lie below the surface nearby. White water rafting drop ins are right there at the confluence of the Roaring Fork river and the Colorado rivers. Sunlight ski resort is a short distance up 4 mile road and the adventure spills over into the public lands of the White River National Forest. Teach your kids to ski and have a beer at this family friendly mountain. 4 mile park is a haven for snowmobilers. Thrill seekers on ATVs can also take Travers Trail to the flattops north of town. There, you can cross country ski, atv, snowmobile and enjoy bird-watching.
A bike path meanders along the river carrying its riders all the way to Carbondale. You can fly gently down the mountain as a paraglider, or join the skydiving club. There is an adventure for you and yours waiting in Glenwood Springs, and there’s a home for you a Cheryl&Co agent can help you find.