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Glenwood Springs Hiking

Glenwood Springs HikingGlenwood Springs is a popular Colorado destination and for good reason. With world class views and lots of things to do, Glenwood Springs is a perfect place to spend your vacation or simply take a day trip. Looking to get outside and while taking it easy on your budget? There are some amazing hiking trails in and around Glenwood for you to choose from where you will see wildlife, high alpine meadows, forests, mountains and canyons.


The “creme de la creme” hiking spot in Glenwood Springs is Hanging Lake. In 2011 it was named a National Natural Landmark. Although it is a short 2.4 mile hike round trip it is steep with a constant incline. Because it is such a short hike, families and those who rarely hike are encouraged to make the trip, but it’s still adventurous enough for avid hikers. It is best to head up earlier in the morning or later in the day as it is a popular spot. You’ll be rewarded with some of the most breathtaking scenery in Colorado.

The No Name Trail is the perfect place to go if you are familiar with hiking and up for an adventurous hike. At points strenuous and with frequent river crossings on this 12 mile roundtrip hike you won’t find large crowds of people so this is the best hike if you want something peaceful and secluded with river tranquility.

The Jeanne Golay/Red Mountain trail named after the famous Olympian is a great option if you have different needs in your group; or if you aren’t sure what type of hike you want, you can decide when you get there! With both a harder and easier option you can do the hike that best fits your group. There are great views including the first ever ski resort in Glenwood Springs, and if you are lucky you may even see some wildlife like foxes and deer.

There are many great hikes in and around Glenwood Springs for you to choose from no matter your skill level or timeframe.

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