Looking for a summer vacation that offers both an adrenaline pumping experience as well as some downtime to relax and recover? Combine whitewater rafting on the Colorado River and a trip to Glenwood Springs to uncover the best of both worlds!
Whether it’s your first time rafting or you know your way around the sport, there are plenty of trips available for all levels of experience. Colorado Whitewater Rafting, which has been voted the best rafting company on the Colorado River, offers a number of options including half-day trips and private trips to accommodate your rafting needs.
The company’s most popular option is its half-day trip, which includes 2.5 hours of river time on the popular Shoshone section of the Colorado River, which is great for beginners and intermediates alike. Other options include the Full-Day Trip, which is between 6 and 7 hours long, The Short and Mild Rafting Trip, The Double Shoshone Rafting Trip, The Double Extreme Shoshone Rafting Trip, as well as private trips that specifically cater to your group’s needs.
If you want to combine your rafting trip with hot springs, not to worry! Colorado Whitewater Rafting has got you covered. With their Iron Mountain Hot Springs package, rafters can enjoy all-day access to these hot springs located in Glenwood Springs, which are just 1.5 miles away from the rafting headquarters.
This site features 16 natural hot spring pools located on the bank of the Colorado River, offering beautiful mountain views.
If you want to branch out and experience additional hot springs, there are plenty more options located nearby in Glenwood Springs.
The Glenwood Hot Springs Pool is home to the world’s largest mineral hot springs of its kind, and is perfect for families with children of all ages. The attached resort offers lodging for those who want to stay overnight and perhaps take some time to enjoy one of the resort’s rejuvenating spa treatments.
The hot springs at the Yampah Spa & Salon are another treat in Glenwood Springs that feature vapor caves supplied by mineral hot springs as well as traditional spa services that incorporate the healing waters.
Besides being just plain relaxing, hot springs offer a multitude of benefits for the body. These baths are rich in minerals that are absorbed through the skin, and in addition to improving the condition of the skin are also known to improve blood pressure and oxygen circulation.
The benefits of increased oxygen circulation include improved heart health as well as the condition of many other vital organs.
Still not convinced? It is well known that the minerals in hot springs are excellent for pain relief. Studies show that those who suffer from arthritis and fibromyalgia can benefit greatly from soaking in these mineral-rich waters.
To get to Colorado Whitewater Rafting take Interstate 70 to Exit #114 – West Glenwood. After this, take the round-a-bout to Midland Ave southbound. There, you will cross the river and make an immediate left on Devereux Rd at the Harley Davidson dealership. The facilities are located 0.4 miles down the road on the right.