On the west slope of Colorado is Glenwood Springs with its world-famous hot springs and vapor caves, sought by Native Americans and Westerners alike for medicinal properties. Hike, camp, fly fish or even ski here on the western slope. You can come to Glenwood Springs, bring your RV and enjoy all the town has to offer.
Hot Springs and Vapor Caves
Doc Holiday came to Glenwood Springs for the hot springs’ medicinal properties. While you’re here, swim in the two block long pool that’s been around since 1888. While it may or may not have medicinal properties, you’ll enjoy the 90 degree Fahrenheit natural hot springs that fill this pool.
Nearby are the Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves where you can indulge in a natural underground sauna, just like Native Americans did for hundreds of years.
For skiers and winter outdoor enthusiasts, Glenwood Springs is close to Sunlight Ski Area and within driving distance to Aspen/Snowmass. In the summer, can tour the caves and crystalline formation in the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, fish for trout in one of many blue ribbon streams and rivers, enjoy whitewater rafting, hiking and horseback riding.
Glenwood Springs is easy to get to. It is located on I-70 in the northwest part of Colorado, about 157 miles west of Denver. It is situated in the mountains in part of what is called Colorado’s Western Slope.
You don’t necessarily think of rafting when talking about RVing, but Glenwood Canyon Resort has whitewater rafting along with their RV sites. They have 32 big rig sites with electrical and water hookups and have plenty of small and mid-range sites as well. They have a bathhouse, laundry room, WIFI, playground, picnic area, barbecue, game room and convenience store. If you’re adventurous, book a whitewater rafting tour, from mild to wild.
Camp By the River
Crystal River Resort lets you camp close to the Crystal River and enjoy the Colorado outdoors under Mount Sopris. They have 24 RV sites with hookups. campfire rings, shower facilities and picnic tables.
Enjoy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls and Coffee
Start your day at River Dance with homemade cinnamon rolls and coffee. River Dance is just east of Glenwood Spring beside the Eagle River. They have 30 and 50 amp spaces, pull-through as well as back-in sites, river swimming area, gift shop, propane, enclosed pet area, WIFI, recreation center, restrooms, private showers, concerts, fairs and rodeos, coffee, cinnamon rolls and newspapers.
Colorado: Glenwood Springs
Colorado Cabins, RV Park and Campground at BRB Crystal River Resort
Glenwood Canyon Resort
River Dance RV Resort