The Non-Skier’s Guide to Winter in Glenwood Springs

Don’t downhill? Don’t despair. Alternatives to skiing and snowboarding abound in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Snowmobiling. A great way to get outdoors and explore, snowmobiling outfitters provide all the gear you need and experienced guides lead groups on trails with jaw-dropping views of Mt. Sopris, the Elk Range and the Flat Tops Wilderness.

Snowshoeing. Bring your own or rent snowshoes in town at Summit Canyon Mountaineering or Sunlight Ski and Bike Shop. Try snowshoeing on the Babbish Gulch trail system at Sunlight Mountain Resort. The extensive network of groomed trails meanders through scenic backcountry woodlands. 

Winter hiking. With trekking poles and hiking footwear with traction, you’ll be equipped to explore the trails around Glenwood Springs. Red Mountain Trail (aka Jeanne Golay Trail) offers some of the best views of Glenwood Springs, its two rivers and Mt. Sopris, all from a single vantage point. For an easy walk, stick to the road which is closed to traffic; for a more physical challenge, hike the steep single track trail. 

Cavern tours. Spend the day at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park where Winter on the Mountain dazzles visitors with lighted thrill rides, a new 4D movie and fire pits for roasting s’mores. Holiday-themed lighting inside Glenwood Caverns makes the King’s Row Tour even more colorful than usual. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday – Sunday, with extended dates through the holidays. 

Hot springs & spas. Glenwood Springs is Colorado’s relaxation destination. Home to the world’s largest mineral hot springs pool and natural vapor caves, visitors can soak, steam or indulge in massage or body treatments at Glenwood Springs spas

Whether you’re a downhill enthusiast or not, winter is just more fun in Glenwood Springs. Find out more about what to do and where to stay in Glenwood Springs at

For more information and to book reservations please visit; 888-445-3696. Glenwood Springs is located between Aspen and Vail, Colorado, 160 miles (257 kilometers) west of Denver or 90 miles (145 kilometers) east of Grand Junction on Interstate 70 off exit 116.

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Lisa Langer, Vice President of Tourism Marketing
Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association
Vicky Nash, Media Relations Representative
Resort Trends, Inc.