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Go to Glenwood Springs this fall; a Colorado Favorite

Go to Glenwood Springs this fall; a Colorado Favorite

Colorado is a treasure trove. Our certified public accountants know that they can never see everything that Colorful Colorado has to offer, whether they are Rocky Mountain natives or have East Coast roots. So instead, KKB Denver CPAs must choose a few favorite places in the state, and one of those is Glenwood Springs.

They are not alone in this choice. In fact, Rand McNally and USA Today named Glenwood Springs America’s Most Fun Town in 2011, not just for its tremendous natural beauty, but for the plethora of unique diversions the town offers. At the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers, Glenwood Canyon is a geothermal hot spot, which humans have made use of for over a century. Most famous is the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, the world’s largest hot mineral springs pool, first built in 1888. This massive swimming pool is naturally heated to a comfortable 93 degrees Fahrenheit year-round; the neighboring Therapy Pool is 104 degrees and contains more of the natural, healing spring minerals. The newly renovated 107-guest lodge includes free breakfast and full access to the pools, but you can always pay to swim without being a guest.

Even older is the Yampah Hot Springs Vapor Caves, steamy underground caverns originally used by the Ute tribe. Yampah—the Ute word for “Big Medicine”—is dripping with 125 degree water that heats the cave to 110-112 degrees. Soak in the water’s 34 minerals and trace elements until you need to take a break and cool off in the cooling room, solarium, or tub of cold water. Also, both Glenwood and Yampah offer full spa services. Glenwood Springs was a highly reputed healthy getaway by the early 20th century. Many sanitariums were built there for tuberculosis patients, and the famous Hotel Colorado hosted long visits by Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Howard Taft. The Hotel Colorado, an Italian architectural marvel allegedly haunted by several ghosts, is an essential Glenwood destination.

If you have kids, don’t miss the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, a stunning amusement park on a mountain overlooking the valley. Dare to ride the scenic Cliffhanger roller coaster, the Giant Canyon Swing, and the first and longest alpine coaster in America, where you control your own speed down 3,400 feet of track. And beneath the park is the Fairy Caves, a geological masterpiece a new part of which was just opened in May 2013.

Depending on your time and interests, you can check out the Frontier Historical Museum, the gorgeous River Fork Valley, the Ironbridge Golf Club, or the Linwood Cemetery (with the grave of famous OK Corral gunslinger Doc Holliday). Glenwood Springs has also been recognized by PBS and Walking Magazine as one of America’s most walkable towns, and the extensive system of walking and biking trails extends into the surrounding area. The county has enough fishing, rafting, kayaking, biking, and hiking to last a lifetime, including the astounding Hanging Lake, made into a National Natural Landmark in 2011.

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