Saturday, February 5, 2011

glenwood springs

Ready for a rest day? This is a good place for it. Glenwood Springs sits at 5761 feet at the confluence of the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers. Established in 1883 it was originally known as Defiance, CO. It is home to the Yampah Hot Springs vapor caves, underground steam baths used by the Ute tribe more than 100 years ago for their healing properties.

Relax in the mineral caves, swim in the pool, or if you still have some energy you could check out the hiking and biking trails around town. You can check out Glenwood Canyon on paved trails, or get on the dirt and hike up to Hanging Lake . Enjoy a little of what Colorado has to offer. Tomorrow it's back on the bike and some more beautiful riding.

1 comment:

  1. That looks a great place to chill out and have some quality time.