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Glenwood Springs Visitors Guide

Known by many for its health resort, Glenwood Springs is a popular destination for outdoor recreation. At White River National Forest you will find 2,500,000 acres in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. You can go picnicking, campsite at one of the 70 developed sites, or hike to the various observation points.

More relaxing recreation can be found fishing for trout in the many streams and lakes, and during the season, go hunting for elk and deer. For licenses, equipment and guides contact Roaring Fork anglers (970-945-0180) for the best fishing spots in the Glenwood Springs Area. You will find Brown and Rainbow trout in the roaring fork and Colorado Rivers and Rainbow and Brook Trout in the Crystal River.

A skiing adventure can be enjoyed at sunlight mountain resort. There are 67 runs with the longest being 2 1/2 miles. You can rent skies or bring your own, and for the beginner there is a ski school. The slopes can be reached by chair lists and surface tows. There is also a cross country touring center and snow-mobiling.

At Glenwood hot springs pool, you can get rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation at the world’s largest hot springs. The main pool is more than two blocks long and daily circulates 3.5 million gallons of naturally heated spring fed water. While at the pool you can use the lap lanes, let the kids play in the shallow play area and in the summer splish splash along the water slides.

Glenwood Springs has several museums art galleries specialty shops and western styled restaurants.

If sleeping out under the stars suites you fine, contact Rock Gardens Camper Park (970-945-6737). The park has 75 sites ranging from tent sites to electric and water hookup sites. The campground makes a fantastic home base for adventure and exploration in the Glenwood canyon. There are trails which travel into the white river national forest along the banks of the Colorado River and delve into the Glenwood Canyon. Other activities include biking and rafting.