Now’s the time to catch a great Colorado vacation getaway by pairing a soak in the world-famous geothermal waters at Glenwood Hot Springs Resort with year-round fly-fishing opportunities on the area’s famed rivers and streams.
The lure of fishing in Glenwood Springs. With unfettered public access to prime waterways, Glenwood Springs is home to some of the best fly-fishing prospects in Colorado. The most highly coveted fisheries are labeled as Gold Medal waters, defined as rivers able to produce 60 pounds of trout per acre, with at least 12 of those colorful catches measuring over 14 inches in length. Of Colorado’s 9,000 miles of trout streams, only 322 miles carry the Gold Medal signature, with 36 of them here in the Roaring Fork Valley. Glenwood Springs, with its proximity to the Roaring Fork, Colorado, Frying Pan, Crystal and Eagle rivers, is an angler’s paradise.
Fishing with reel experts. To make your fishing expedition both highly productive and ultra-relaxing, Glenwood Hot Springs Resort has teamed up with Hooker’s Fly Shop & Guide Service, a family-owned local outfitter in downtown Glenwood Springs that’s within walking distance of the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. Hooker’s takes care of everything, supplying all the equipment needed for a float trip, including rods, flies and shuttle service. A year-round outdoor activity—whether you’re fishing in January or June, spring or in autumn—all you need to bring along is a fishing license, sunscreen, weather-appropriate clothing, polarized sunglasses and your favorite snacks and drinks to enjoy during your six or so hours on the river. With years of experience fishing these waterways, Hooker’s guides lend their expertise as needed and know just where to look for trophy trout!
Catch of the day. Glenwood Hot Springs’ Fly-Fishing Package is smartly priced for either one or two anglers, ideal for individuals or for a couple’s day out. It includes overnight accommodations at the newly remodeled Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge, which always includes a full hot breakfast served at The Grill, the resort’s poolside restaurant, as well as unlimited admission to the Hot Springs Pool, open daily until 10 p.m. for post-river relaxation.
Now that you’re off the hook. After spending the day floating on the water, reserve some time to enjoy the benefits of soaking in it. Casting away for big Rainbows and Browns is thrilling and rewarding, but also hard work; allow the soothing heat and ample minerals of the hot springs to work their magic on sore arms and shoulders. The Therapy Pool is a muscle-melting 104°F. For a quick hydro massage, take a seat in one of the pool’s complimentary bubble chairs. The main pool, though cooler at 93°F, is the length of a football field and is ideal for leisurely walking, floating, swimming or viewing the color-changing Grand Fountain in the newly built Sopris Splash Zone at the west end of the property. For a weekend getaway that reels in outdoor fun and relaxation—go fish and soak!
Here fishy, fishy! Learn more and make reservations for your next fly-fishing trip with Glenwood Hot Springs Resort.