3 days in Glenwood Springs & Vail Itinerary

3 days in Glenwood Springs & Vail Itinerary

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Glenwood Springs
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Vail
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Glenwood Springs

— 2 nights
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 29th (Mon), explore the activities along Hanging Lake, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, trek along Hanging Lake Trail, then get a taste of the local shopping with Cooper Corner Gallery, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip itinerary tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Glenwood Springs. In November in Glenwood Springs, expect temperatures between 35°F during the day and 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Spas · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Vail

— 1 day

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vail Recreation Path, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Piney River Trail (Upper). Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, explore the landscape on two wheels at Vail Recreation Path, then trek along Piney River Trail (Upper), and finally see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vail trip planner.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Vail by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°F, and evening lows to 14°F.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours