Glenwood Springs is famous for its healing Hot Springs
In the travel memoir Eat, Pray, Love (the movie hits theaters August 13), the protagonist takes off on a year-long journey to three countries to find balance and peace within herself.
Maybe you cannot go on a round-the-world journey, but you can find rest, relaxation and rejuvenation a little closer to home and Glenwood Springs is just the place.
The Ute Indians first called Glenwood Springs Yampah, which means “big medicine,” and considered the area sacred because of the magical, healing powers of the mineral springs in the area.
Today, it is the home of the largest natural hot springs pool, which is surrounded by the beautiful, breathtaking scenery of the Rocky Mountains.
Here’s how to spend a soothing, soulful weekend in Glenwood Springs:
Recharge and Recalibrate
There is something about the true outdoors that helps you reconnect with yourself.
- Glenwood Springs has miles of trails and roads for hiking and biking for all skill levels. Sunlight Ski & Bike or Glenwood Canyon Resort can set you up with a rental bike.
Relax and Rejuvenate with a Rubdown
- Spa of the Rockies: This new spa has a refreshing approach to hydrotherapy, natural wellness, and life balance. It is already a favorite with the locals.
- The Hot Springs Pool: The pool represents the perfect blend of past and present. Clean and modern shower facilities and a state-of-the-art ozone pool purification system maximize the enjoyment of guests as they relax in revitalizing hot spring waters that continuously rise up from deep within the earth.
- Stay at the historic Hotel Denver that is within walking distance to great restaurants, pools, and paths that will make your weekend soothing and soulful.
Could you use a little magic?
You gotta get here.