glenwood springs

We took a short trip to Glenwood Springs during the first weekend of June, and it was the perfect mini-vacation for our family. We stayed at the Best Western Antlers, a super kid-friendly hotel with two pools (one was only about two feet deep, great for our three-year-old), a hot tub, a playground, and really good free breakfast (including a gluten-free cereal option and a non-dairy milk option!).

After breakfast at the hotel, we went to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park on Saturday morning, right as it opened. This “adventure park” is really something special – it’s a small amusement park on top of a mountain, along with cave tours inside the mountain! The tram ride up the mountain was a fun start.

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Once we were at the top of the mountain, the panoramic views were amazing.

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All three of us enjoyed going on a ferris wheel, little kid-friendly roller coaster, and “giddy up” ride several times without having to get off because no one else was in line! My favorite ride was the alpine coaster, sort of a hybrid of an alpine slide and a roller coaster. Each car only holds one or two people, and you can control your speed as you wind down the mountain. It was really fun!

The King’s Row cave tour was also really neat. Check out all these stalactites and stalagmites!

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On Sunday morning we went to the Glenwood Hot Springs. We loved swimming and playing in the warm water! The huge main pool is 90°F and the slightly smaller “therapy” pool is 104°F.

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You know it was a great vacation when your kid asks to go back to Glenwood Springs every few days for the next month!

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2 responses

  1. After being on the road for nearly two months this spring, we took a break in Glenwood Springs on our way back east. We really enjoyed the little town.

    1. cool! during our visit we met a few other folks that were in the midst of long road trips. it’s a great place to stop for a day or two.

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