Down Valley Attractions

The Down Valley towns of Eagle, Gypsum and Wolcott have many attractions, some in plain sight and some way off the beaten path. Gypsum attractions include a volcano (long dormant but a fun adventure), fishing ponds for kids with nice trails winding their way along the banks, an outdoor pool, a huge reservoir for camping and hiking, the recreation center and even a shooting range. Just a bit out of town, visit the distillery for high-end, home-crafted rum. Eagle attractions, just a little bit east, include miles and miles of singletrack mountain bike and hiking trails, bike paths, parks, an outdoor pool, many parks and Sylvan Lake State Park, which feels remote but is only minutes from town. Other attractions in Eagle include fun little shops, yummy breweries and coffee houses that rival those in the city. The day will fly by as you find fun many Down Valley attractions to explore.

Head farther east and Wolcott is a tiny dot on the map but offers big adventure with its attractions. Try ziplining, hiking, biking, exploring for dinosaur fossils, horseback riding or sleigh riding, depending on the season.

Down Valley Attractions and Must-Sees

Hiking to a mountain lake should be on everyone’s to-do list. It’s easy when you set out from Eagle, Gypsum or Wolcott. The water sparkles in the sun, your legs are tired and you feel contented, relaxed and in the greatest attraction possible: the Rocky Mountains. Yes, this is what John Denver sang about. Down Valley attractions in Eagle, Gypsum or Wolcott will inspire you. At every turn you may want to take a picture. Be in the moment and absorb all the glory and beauty of the Rocky Mountains.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood Springs
(970) 945-4228

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park does a theme park in a way only Colorado can: on top of a mountain. Located in Glenwood Springs (approximately 60 miles west of Vail on I-70), the park makes for a great family-friendly day trip from anywhere in the Vail Valley. The adventure starts right out of the gate with a scenic ride up Iron Mountain in the Glenwood Gondola.... read more

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park does a theme park in a way only Colorado can: on... read more

Iron Mountain Hot Springs

281 Centennial Street, Glenwood Springs
(970) 945-4766

The mineral-rich hot springs that bubble up along the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs have been reputed for centuries to have health benefits. Whether or not there is evidence for their ability to heal, it's hard to deny the relaxation benefits from spending an afternoon soaking in a hot springs pool. With 16 naturally shaped soaking pools and a freshwater family pool, all situated right... read more

The mineral-rich hot springs that bubble up along the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs have... read more