Within easy driving distance of Denver and Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs is located on the Western Slope between Aspen and Vail off of I-70 along the confluence of the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers.
Distance from Glenwood Springs
How to Get Here
Despite its location in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Western Colorado, traveling to Glenwood Springs isn’t as difficult as it may seem. The town and area are served by a major U.S. interstate and a couple of state highways, four commercial airports within a four hour drive, a couple of bus transportation services, and Amtrak. No matter the season, there are always things to do in Glenwood Springs, so what are you waiting for?
Conveniently located off I-70, Glenwood springs is found between the beautiful Glenwood Canyon and New Castle, Colorado. Exit 116 will take you downtown, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, and Iron Mountain Hot Springs. Exit 114 will take you to West Glenwood.
Traveling to Glenwood Springs by air typically is served by the following six commercial and/or private airports:
Glenwood Springs is served with daily stops by Amtrak’s California Zephyr, which travels the scenic rail route between San Francisco and Chicago in both directions. The Glenwood Springs Train Depot is located in the heart of downtown along 7th Street, and the Colorado River and within walking distance of all that Glenwood Springs has to offer.
Daily service between Denver’s Union Station and Glenwood Springs’ Roaring Fork Transit Authority’s south station is offered by “Bustang“, an inter-regional, cost-efficient Express Bus service with fairly inexpensive round trip fares. Visit the Bustang website to purchase tickets and for more information. Bus service to Glenwood Springs is also served by Greyhound from other parts of the country.
Ground transportation to and from Denver International Airport (DIA) and Glenwood Springs is provided by Epic Mountain Express (EME). Whether it’s airport shuttle service or privately chauffeured travel in luxury SUVs or Sprinter vans with Charm Chauffeurs, you’ll find it easy to arrange what you need from a fleet of a variety of mountain-driving vehicles from either company.
In Town ~ Getting around town is made easy with Ride Glenwood Springs (RGS), the city’s year-round public transit bus service offering daily transporation in green, hybrid buses around town from 6:53 a.m. to 7:53 p.m., at 30 minute intervals.
Around the Area ~ The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) provides commuter bus service from Aspen to Glenwood Springs (Roaring Fork Valley), Glenwood to Rifle (Hogback), intra city service in Aspen and Glenwood Springs, ski shuttle service to the four Aspen Skiing Company ski areas, the Maroon Bells Guided Bus Tours, and a variety of other seasonal services.