Activity: Glenwood Hot Springs, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA


This post is one chapter on our trip to Colorado, United States on Alaska Airlines. This trip was booked and credited to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan using a two for one Companion Fare courtesy of the Alaska Airlines credit card. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.

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Activity: Visiting Glenwood Hot Springs, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, United States

After three days in a row of hitting up the ski hill, we took a day off skiing to rest up the legs. This resulted in a great sleep in. WT73jr has hit his teenage years and won’t get up early anymore unless its for a good reason, LOL.

Eating at “The Little Diner”:

We hit up the local “The Little Diner” across the street from the Marriott Hotel in Vail. It was a typical all American styled diner with booths, stools at the bar and great breakfasts. I had a “Taxi Cab Special” which was pork chili, hashbrowns and cheese over two fried eggs and coffee.​​​​​​​

Stopping in at Silverthorne, Colorado:

We drove down to Silverthorne which is the first major town before you hit most of the ski areas for the Silverthorne Factory Outlet stores. Many of the factory outlet stores had closed up since the last time I had visited here about 16 years ago. I’d probably thank the reality of on line shopping for much of the demise of these stores. It was a very pretty drive and we stopped at the overlook outside of Silverthorne for some scenic photographs.

We then drove about 90 minutes in the opposite direction eastward on I-70 to Glenwood Springs. The Glenwood Springs Hot Springs has been around for almost forever; well since 1888. It features the largest hot springs pool in the world at 1,000,700 gallons (3,788,061 liters). The next four photographs are courtesy of their website at Glenwood Hot Springs .

It was really nice and warm and a great way to soak up the legs after 3 days of skiing. WT73jr, a modern kid that has grown up in newer aquatic facilities, thought that the whole historic idea was pretty ridiculous but later admitted that it was pretty cool. It is totally worth an apres ski visit if you are through the neighbourhood.

After the swim, we went across the bridge over to the The Italian Underground. The restaurant has been going for the last 20 years or more. It was simple but tasty food. I had Italian Rotisserie chicken with a salad starter with blue cheese dressing and raspberry sorbet for dessert. Awesome at $16.99 and a glass of wine.

We drove back in the dark fully refreshed and relaxed. We made it back to the room for a ight pre-pack before departure.


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