Girlfriend Getaways in Glenwood Springs

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve put together a list of suggested girlfriend getaways in Glenwood Springs – trips, places and activities specifically geared to the wonderful women in all our lives. These can be enjoyed individually or all together, but the latter will probably require a full weekend. A morning Glenwood Adventure Company horseback ride: The Glenwood Adventure Company offers a variety of beautiful horseback riding experiences at its ranch near the east end of the majestic Glenwood Canyon. Experience the amazing climes of the rugged Rocky Mountains, among the elk, deer and bighorn sheep that roam the high-country … continued

Glenwood Adventure Company Wins Bosco Tourism Award

Glenwood Adventure Company Honored with 2013 Bosco Tourism Award GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. –  Western Colorado outdoor adventure outfitter Glenwood Adventure Company has been awarded the 2013 Bosco Tourism Award by the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association. The award honors the business that has most significantly contributed to Glenwood Springs’ ever-growing tourism industry in the past year. Glenwood Adventure Company was awarded for their efforts in growing local employment opportunities, networking to bring more group travel to the area and upholding a high level of corporate citizenship. “We couldn’t have won this award without our outstanding staff,” said Glenwood Adventure Company … continued

The Colorado River – America’s Most Endangered River

It’s been a long time since the flowing waters of the Colorado River have reached the Pacific Ocean. 36 million people rely on the river for drinking water. Our beautiful river provides fresh water for several states’ bountiful crops and millions of tourists and outdoor enthusiasts. It’s definitely something worth keeping around. American Rivers has teamed up with several other organizations and coalitions to bring the Colorado River to the spotlight of conservation and restoration efforts. You can read more about what they’re asking from Congress to protect our majestic waterway. In the meantime, what can you do to help? … continued

Planning Your Family Whitewater Rafting Trip in Glenwood Springs

Vacation is fun. Organizing the details and planning for your adventure can be a drag though. Most families want to have the highest quality experience for the best price so they can stretch their holiday dollars further. You’ll get just that when whitewater rafting with Glenwood Adventure Company. We work with Lakota Guides, who have been in the whitewater guide business for more than 30 years. Our guides receive top-notch training and seek to provide the absolute safest whitewater rafting experience for our visiting families. Even though safety is our number one priority, awesomeness is a very close second. We … continued

GAC on Rotation: Adventure Travel Songs

Every good adventure needs a sound track… and unless you’re Travis Pastrana it can’t be all heavy metal. You want enough beat to get your adrenaline up and some nice easy listening to let you enjoy the Great Outdoors in Colorado. For our magic adventure playlist formula, start with some “Road To Nowhere ” by the Talking Heads, because who doesn’t like the Talking Heads?! We’re on a road to paradise Here we go, here we go. I don’t know about you, but every time I’m in Glenwood Springs, I feel like I’m in paradise. Whether I’m rushing through the rapids while … continued

Glenwood Springs – America’s Coolest Small Town

Glenwood Springs is nominated for Budget Travel’s ‘America’s Coolest Small Towns’! There are loads of reasons why Glenwood Springs should top Budget Travels list. Locals and visitors can tour the gorgeous Bair Ranch on the seats of Glenwood Adventure’s own ATV’s, have a nice soak in  the Glenwood Springs Hot Spring Pool, experience a breathtaking Paragliding flight from the top of Red Mountain, explore the underground sights of the fairy caves and have a laugh at the Vaudeville Revue.  Glenwood Springs was named America’s Funnest Small Town in 2011 by Rand McNally.  Read the entire report of the their Glenwood Springs adventure at the Best of the Road website. … continued

Winter Activities in Glenwood Springs

While not particularly known as a ski town, Glenwood Springs has been voted one of the top 7 ski towns in America by Best of the Road. You may remember from out last post that the site as also called Glenwood Springs one of the best “fun” small towns in America – and that is an award we wont dispute! While the ski areas of Summit County are good, they also tend to be more crowded due to their proximity to the front range. Vail is cool, but arguably one-dimensional. But keep driving down I-70 and you come to Glenwood Springs. Once you … continued

Horsing Around in Glenwood Canyon

This week, we had the pleasure of taking April Clark with the local newspaper up to our ranch in Glenwood Canyon for a horseback ride through the spectacular fall foliage. Our family-run ranch is tucked away right in the mouth of Glenwood Canyon bordering White River National Forest. From the moment you arrive on the property, you’ll instantly know that our guides deeply care about guests’ experiences. Glenwood Adventure Company offers 1-hour, 2-hour and specialty sunset horseback tours that are great no matter if you’ve never been on a horse or if you’re a seasoned pro. There’s no better time … continued

Fall Adventures in Glenwood Springs

Just because summer is basically over doesn’t mean that Glenwood Springs closes up shop. There are still loads of great activities to be had in our beautiful little town and all without the crowds! A few recommendations: Bike Rentals and our free Glenwood Canyon Shuttle: If you don’t spend a few hours on a bike trail in Glenwood Springs, you’re missing out. We recommend cruising through Glenwood Canyon and using our free shuttle. Fishing Tours: Fishing on the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers has been spectacular this year, but it’s going to get even better from here through November. You’ll … continued

Glenwood Springs Named Best Place to Stand Up Paddleboard in USA

USA Today recently named Glenwood Springs one of the top ten places to stand up paddleboard in the country. “With the Colorado River passing through town and a man-made whitewater park, there’s no shortage of places to kick up some surf here.” SUPing on the Colorado river is certainly a unique experience from the flat water SUPing that most people have seen in magazines as of late or even tried out themselves. It’s a bit of a challenge mastering the board on a moving river – but boy is it a ton of fun! The SUP boards are much larger … continued

Open Air Movie Night in Glenwood Springs

Have you ever been to a drive-in theater? What about a raft-in theater? Okay we’re not exactly going to be coming in via river – but this week, we’re going to bust out all of our rafts, duckies and tubes at our headquarters downtown and show a good ole’ fashioned American classic on our big screen. There will be a few chairs too – but folks are encouraged to bring their own camping chairs if they don’t want to crash in a raft. Admission is FREE – so it’s quite a good deal, but if you want a treat, there will be … continued

Have You Tried a Ducky Yet?

When the water starts to get a little lower later in the summer, we have a lot of guests ask us how they can add a little bit more excitement to their rafting trip. While you’re still going to get some awesome whitewater in the bigger boats, an inflatable kayak, or ducky, is a great way to enjoy the flat water on the Colorado River. Unlike a traditional hard-top kayak, you don’t need to know how to “roll” in a ducky. If the ducky tips over, you’re going for a little dip. Though, they’re surprisingly easy to use, even if you’ve never … continued

Guest Feedback: Segway Tours

Recently, we had a lovely group of people come try out our segway tour. This was their first time on a segway – but boy did they have fun. Read what Steve had to say about their adventure: All four of us had never been on a segway before and thought that this was the perfect opportunity being $65 for 3 hours. Granted, most of the first hour is used just to get you familiar with how to ride a segway and is VERY IMPORTANT. The segways they have are the X2 model which is heavier and more powerful than … continued

Our Resident Football Star

We thrilled to have a friendly face hanging around Glenwood Adventure again. Mike Tepper, the offensive lineman for the Indianapolis Colts who spent the 2011 NFL lockout with us, is back for some Colorado fun! Mike is taking some downtime to enjoy his love for the outdoors and get in some high altitude training before the NFL season starts up again. Last year, Mike came to us through David, another one of our fantastic guides from California. The two grew up as best buds on the West Coast and treated us to their crazy antics until we couldn’t take it … continued

Gone Fishin’

Though we didn’t have particularly high water this year, normally it’s best to give the river a month or so after the run-off to clear up for some first-class Colorado fishing! Glenwood Adventure has some pretty amazing trips – and one heck of a guide – if you’re looking to get your pole in the water. Ryan Davis with Emerald Water Anglers is a very accomplished oarsman and one of our float guides who spends most of June chasing the salmonfly hatch around the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. His knowledge of hatches and float fishing tactics has grown to be … continued

Preventing Wildfires in Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs has been through the mill when it comes to forest fires. Mother nature has a way of correcting itself in the the least opportune moments. Someone’s material life can go up in flames in a matter of minutes. This might seem like a pretty heavy topic, but wildfires in this area have affected everyone very deeply over the last couple of decades. In light of the horrible fire on the front range, near Fort Collins, we’d like to reach out to everyone who will be visiting our beautiful area and ask that visitors play safe to help us … continued

An Evening at our Ranch

If you didn’t know, Glenwood Springs gets quite a few visitors throughout the year and there are quite a few people that work in the travel and tourism industry in the surrounding area to keep up with that adventuresome bunch of travelers. Concierges tell epic stories of whitewater rafting and Colorado sunshine to their guests, front desk staff gives last minute activity recommendations for those vacationing on-the-fly, and other GWS representatives help families plan anything from a weekend getaway to a full on family reunion. We thought, if these fine people talk about how fabulous Glenwood Springs is all day, shouldn’t they … continued

The Best Father’s Day Present… EVER.

It’s likely that we’ve all had trouble finding our dad’s a good gift on Father’s Day… or maybe every single gift-giving holiday for the last 20 years. Guys are hard to shop for! It’s a fact. It’s also probably science. But Glenwood Adventure has THE perfect idea for the present that your pops will never forget. You might have guessed it by now – AN ADVENTURE! An adventure doesn’t compare to the popularity of the millions of neck ties, coffee mugs, and DVDs of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour that will be given this Father’s Day; but if you’re dad … continued

Getting Fit and Having Fun in Glenwood Springs

Normally, we just get outside and have some fun just for a good time, but who would have guessed that some of our adventures are actually good for your health? Okay okay, that might sound like it’s bogus, but it’s not. Whitewater rafting, paddleboarding, rock climbing, and cycling all burn some major calories and will help you become a lean, mean fighting machine! Whitewater rafting burns between 300 and 350 calories an hour. You get a great upper body workout from digging those paddles into the big whitewater and you really engage your core keeping balanced in the boat. You … continued

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