Whitewater Rafting

The Colorado River flows through Glenwood Springs, and attracts river-runners from around the world from April to October. Commercial whitewater rafting companies guide thousands of visitors annually down the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers through rapids with names like Upper Superstition and Tombstone.  The section through Glenwood canyon is perfect for all abilities and ages and is surrounded by spectacular canyon walls in Glenwood Canyon.

Hanging Lake
This scenic trail is approximately one mile long and, in some places, an extremely steep climb.  The reward at the top is worth the strenuous exercise. Hanging Lake is in an idyllic setting which is peaceful and serene. Continue on the trail to Spouting Rock for another spectacular work of nature. 

Hot Springs Pool
The Hot Springs Pool , established in 1888, is the largest mineral hot springs in the world, measuring over two blocks long, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, and along the banks of the Colorado River . The thermal waters are 90°-93°F (32°-34°C) in the large pool and 104°F (40°C) in the smaller, therapy pool.   Features like two water slides, inner tubes, diving boards, and bubble chairs bring out the kid in everyone.   Visitors have access to modern locker room facilities, lounge chairs, towel service, and swim suit rentals.   Other amenities include a full service Sport Shop, the Hot Springs Deli and Snack Bar,   the Hot Springs Athletic Club, and a challenging miniature golf course. 970-947-2955, 800-537-SWIM (7946), hotspringspool.com  

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Located on top of Iron Mountain in historic Glenwood Springs , Colorado , Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park offers guests a full day of fun and adventure. The Iron Mountain Tramway takes guests on a scenic 10-minute ride that skims over tree tops and offers incredible views of the surrounding mountains and rivers.   At the top, guests can take one of three different tours of Glenwood Caverns and Historic Fairy Caves, ranging from mild to wild; enjoy thrill rides—including Colorado’s only alpine coaster; pan for gemstones; try the climbing wall, bungee trampoline or mechanical bull; and relax with lunch, dinner or drinks while they take in the views. Kids love the virtual Conestoga wagon ride and train ride, which are suitable for all ages. The Adventure Park also provides a memorable setting for special events.   970-945-4228, 800-530-1635, glenwoodcaverns.com

Sunlight Mountain Resort
At, 9895 feet above sea level, Sunlight Mountain Resort has 67 trails covering over 470 acres of terrain and a vertical drop of over 2,000 feet for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.   The diversity of terrain features everything from cruisers to heart-stopping steeps all at family-friendly prices.   Sunlight Mountain 's Extreme challenges all experts.   With a pitch of 52 percent, the Heathen is one of the steepest trails in the state.   Sunlight is also home to one of the longest trails, Ute, a cruising beginner slope, winding more than two-and-one-half miles from the summit to the base.   For boarders, there are two terrain parks.   Base facilities house a restaurant, bar, equipment rental, retail shop, snow and board education center, and children’s center.   970-945-7491, 800-445-7931, sunlightmtn.com