The options for day trips when staying in Glenwood Springs are plentiful, both in the summers and the winters.

            During the summer months, there are plenty of outdoor activities accessible with only a short drive.  Throughout the Rocky Mountains, there are hundreds of hiking, biking, and trekking opportunities.   For great information about hiking, visit the Hiking Colorado Website.  Here, one will find information about everything needed to know before heading off on a trek.  A very useful link on this site is the “Hiking Difficulty Calculator”, which will tell you if a hike is in the right difficulty range.  A beautiful hike in particular that is only a five-mile drive out of town is the Hanging Lake Hike .

            There are plenty of great day trips that can be taken out of Glenwood during the winter months as well.  About an hour away from town in either direction, one will find world-class ski resorts.  The four resorts of Aspen\Snowmass are some of Colorado’s most famous.  Buttermilk resort hosts the annual Winter X Games for a week at the end of every January.  In the opposite direction, one will find two more of Colorado’s best resorts, Vail and Beaver Creek .  Taking a trip to any one of these destinations will surely be a great time.