Hot Springs Pool
The Hot Springs Pool features two water slides, inner tubes, diving boards, and bubble chairs . There are locker room facilities, lounge chairs, towel service, and swim suit rentals as well as a Sport Shop, snack bar,  athletic club, and miniature golf course. 970-947-2955, 800-537-SWIM (7946), hotspringspool.com  

Whitewater Rafting
The Colorado River flows through Glenwood Springs and there are lots of commercial rafting companies to take you through the rapids.   Calmer waterways like South Canyon Rapids, are great for families with kids four and up.   There are several local rafting companies that offer fully guided trips. Rafting in Glenwood Canyon

Kayaking
There are Class III and IV rapids on the Colorado River through Glenwood Canyon interspersed with calmer stretches through breath-taking scenery.   For those who want to explore the river on their own and play in the waves, bring or rent a kayak locally.  

Fly-fishing
The Ute Indians depended on fish to round out their diets. Today, fly-fishing is more of a relaxing pursuit, almost a spiritual experience. Whatever your level of interest, there are a number of brookies, browns, cutthroats and rainbow trout in the waters here, just waiting for you.   Local guides can direct you to some of the best spots.                        

Aquatic Center at the Glenwood Springs Community Center
Glenwood Springs Community Center features a “zero depth” pool (0” to 3’ 6” deep) with a gradual beach-like entry, and other water-based activities so everyone can have fun.  There is also a 25-meter pool with eight lap lanes (4’-12’ depth) and a 1-meter diving board. 970-384-6300, glenwoodrec.com    

Iron Mountain Tramway
The Iron Mountain Tramway is a 4,300-foot-long tram ride that departs from the Iron Mountain Station on the floor of the Roaring Fork Valley. You will enjoy the 10-minute ride in the enclosed glass gondolas (room for 6). 970-945-4228, 800-530-1635, glenwoodcaverns.com

Paragliding
Paragliding is the simplest form of human flight. Tandem flights with experienced pilots are available with Adventure Paragliding. 970-274-1619, adventureparagliding.com  

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park launches riders out over Glenwood Canyon on The Swing Shot. It can accommodate up to four riders at a time. Or you can try the Alpine Rush zip see the Roaring Fork Valley from above as you ride to the top, then take an exhilarating ride back down. Try out Colorado’s only alpine coaster; pan for gemstones; work the climbing wall, bungee trampoline or mechanical bull; take the kids on the virtual Conestoga wagon ride and train ride. The Adventure Park is aldo great for special events. 970-945-4228, 800-530-1635, glenwoodcaverns.com  

High Ropes Course
The Experiential Development Program available for student groups or professionals.  Learn self-confidence, trust and team-building as you manuever through a series of ropes courses.   970-947-8237, coloradomtn.edu/teambuilding 

Hiking
The Glenwood Canyon hiking and biking trail extends 16 miles along the Colorado River and Interstate 70. You can see the sheer limestone walls and watch the rafters and kayakers in the river’s whitewater. Wander through flowering meadows and forests, and experience nature in the Glenwood Springs area. For the more fit, try Hanging Lake , Storm King Memorial Trail, Red Mountain and Lookout Mountain .  

Biking
Glenwood Springs has over 70 miles of various types of mountain biking trails: paved paths, dirt roads, to rugged double- and single-track trails. Use your own equipment or rent from one of several local sport shops and outfitters. Biking in Glenwood Canyon         

Horseback Riding
Experience Colorado ’s cowboy past - or present - with an open range or high mountain meadow horseback ride.

Golfing
There are eight courses located within 40-miles of Glenwood, designed by Jack Nicklaus, James Engh, and Jay Morrish; courses boast beautiful views and Scottish-style links.     

Harley Davidson Motorcycle Rentals
You can rent by the day or the week at Aspen Valley Harley Davidson in Glenwood Springs.   970-928-7493, aspenhd.com  

Segway Tours
Rent a Segway at  Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse & Delicatessen. You will spend a little time with the guides to learn how to ride this unique form of transport, then you can go off and explore.  970-928-8804, segwayglenwoodsprings.com  

White River National Forest
The White River National Forest covers nearly 2.3 million acres whiteriver  

Skiing and Riding
Sunlight Mountain Resort has 67 trails for all levels of ability. For boarders, there are two terrain parks. Base facilities include a restaurant, bar, equipment rental, retail shop, education and children’s centers. Family-friendly prices. 970-945-7491, 800-445-7931.

Snowmobiling
Snowmobile through the White River National Forest and visit  Baylor Park, where you can ride without guides through a huge undulating meadow. Take in the views of Mt. Sopris , West Elk Mountains and Flattops. Half-day, 30-mile tours are available.  

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Beginner, intermediate and advanced trails wind their way through a gorgeous alpine valley; on one side, Sunlight Mountain and Williams Peak on the other. Cross-country and snowshoe rentals are available in Glenwood Springs, as well as on the mountain. Trail use is free.