07/12/2011 10:27 am ET | Updated Sep 10, 2011

What's Hot In Glenwood Springs (Besides The Water)

We all know Glenwood Springs is synonymous with hot springs -- it does have the world's largest hot spring pool, after all -- and is the resting place of Wild West legend Doc Holliday, but this mountain town has more than that to keep visitors busy. From mountain swinging to vapor caves, here's our guide to the rest of Glenwood Springs.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Give your heart a jumpstart by soaring 1,300 feet over the canyon in the Giant Canyon Swing. Bungee jumping, zip riding and mountain-skimming in an Alpine coaster are also on the docket. Save time for cave exploring -- one walking tour and one including a belly crawl. For the slightly more faint of heart, check out the 4D motion theater, the climbing wall or mechanical bull.
51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood Springs; 800-530-1635 or 970-945-4228

Hanging Lake: Head east of town to Hanging Lake's trailhead in Glenwood Canyon for a 1,000-foot ascent to one of the most glorious hiking pay-offs in the area. Multiple waterfalls -- which you can walk behind -- cascade into a cool, clear lake. Don't stop there -- trek another 10 minutes above those waterfalls for yet another, offering more seclusion from other hikers.
About 10 miles east of Glenwood Springs

Vapor Caves: Detox in the geothermal steam bath of the vapor caves -- the only natural ones known to exist. Long considered a medicinal experience, relax and revitalize in the dimly lit underground rock chambers with temperatures up to 112 degrees Fahrenheit.
709 E. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs; 970-945-0667

Hippy Hot Springs: For a commercialized alternative to hot springs -- clothing optional -- head to the small hippy pools at South Canyon. The water pots are undeveloped and can range in clarity, with temperatures well over 100. Expect a short hike from your car -- the springs are secluded, but with a well-worn trail.
Exit 111 off I-70, south on South Canyon Creek Road across the river

Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company: Quench your thirst at the historic Hotel Denver's local brewpub and taste test a few ales, including No Name Nut Brown Ale and Grizzly Creek Raspberry Wheat, or go a little heavier with Old Depot Porter, a black beer. If you opt take a growler-to-go, bring it back for $2 off refills.
402 Seventh St., Glenwood Springs; 970-945-1276

Iron Mountain Tram: Whether you're heading to the Adventure Park -- this is the transportation there -- or simply wanting to experience breathtaking mountain scenery and panoramic views from above, take a seat on the Iron Mountain Tram. This six-person (and wheelchair accessible) gondola contains large windows allowing for plenty of sightseeing during the 7-minute ride.
$12/adult, $8/child
51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood Springs; 800-530-1635 or 970-945-4228

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue: Catch dinner and a show early twentieth century style. This family-friendly Vaudeville show pairs skits, music and dance with a combined menu from local eateries, plus full bar with show-themed cocktails.
$22/adult, $16/child
901 Colorado Ave., Glenwood Springs; 970-945-9699

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