Explore Colorado!

We try to provide our members and community interesting articles on where to take a stay-cation and explore the wonderful world we live in called Colorado. We live in a state that has so many options for all kinds of people. Being in the know is half the battle.  We hope you enjoy these articles.  Get out and explore!

THE GLENWOOD HOT SPRINGS POOL

Glenwood Hot Springs Pool and Spa is the home of the world’s largest mineral hot springs pool. The historic thermal spring water has been drawing visitors from all over the world since 1888. The source of the Glenwood Hot Springs’ mineral water is the Yampah Spring which produces over 3.5 million gallons of water per day at a temperature of 122°F.

It is one of the hottest and largest mineral hot springs Colorado has to offer and in the world. Before it enters Glenwood Hot Springs’ two pools, the water is cooled down to 104°F for the resort’s hot tub-like Therapy Pool and it’s cooled down even further to the bathwater-warm temperature of between 90° – 93°F for the gigantic main pool.

Soaking in or “taking the waters” is a time-honored healing tradition and one that is still recommended as a remedy for a variety of ailments. In fact, members of the nomadic Ute tribe were the earliest known people to soak in the healing hot springs which retains the original Ute language name “Yampah,” which translates to “Big Medicine.”

GLENWOOD CAVERNS ADVENTURE PARK


Take adventure to new heights at this Western-themed adventure park where a scenic tram ride to the top of Iron Mountain kicks off a day of fun with incredible views, amusement rides, cave tours, and much more! Glenwood Caverns Colorado Adventure Park features several scream-worthy thrill rides, along with a variety of kid-friendly attractions and activities for the whole family.

No visit to this Glenwood Springs Colorado adventure park would be complete without a tour of the Glenwood Caverns. Explore the underground landscape millions of years in the making. Learn about the living cavern that’s home to thousands of formations, including stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, cave bacon, and flowstone. Experience the amazing King’s Row, the most highly decorated cave room in Colorado. There are two 40-minute walking tours appropriate for most ages that depart throughout the day. No reservations are necessary for the walking tours. Longer Wild Tours are available with advance reservations.

HANGING LAKE IN GLENWOOD CANYON

Hanging Lake is a crystal-clear, travertine lake located high atop the cliffs of Glenwood Canyon. The mile-long hike is steep and rigorous, but rewarding once you see the natural beauty that awaits you at the top. Hanging Lake is a geologic wonder and is popular with travelers for its awe-inspiring beauty and gentle Colorado waterfalls!

Suspended on the edge of Glenwood Canyon‘s cliffs, the clear turquoise lake and the waterfalls that spill into it are a breathtaking sight after the rigorous uphill climb. This precious natural wonder is one we all must work together to protect by respecting the rules.

Before heading to Hanging Lake, please download the regulations. Help yourself prepare with this handy list of recommendations.

Parking

Because of the popularity of this hike, the parking lot fills early during the summer season and remains full well into the evening. If the traffic alert signs on I-70 indicate that the lot is full, return another time. Parking on the entrance or exit ramps of I-70 is strictly prohibited. Please follow all posted directions at the parking area, on the trail, and at the lake. By observing posted rules and suggestions, we can keep Hanging Lake a treasured site for many years to come.

Source: https://www.visitglenwood.com/things-to-do/ enhanced by Credit Union of Denver.