Sitting at an elevation of 5,800 feet above sea level, Glenwood Springs, Colorado offers great outdoor activities like golf, along with inviting RV resorts like Ami’s Acres Campground.
This scenic park is surrounded by mountains on all sides, yet only a few miles from downtown Glenwood Springs. The large RV sites can accommodate rigs up to 40 feet, including room for an additional vehicle. All pull-through sites have full hook-ups – including 30 and 50 amp electric, sewer, and water. The sites also have a convenient pull-through entrance and easy exit.
Their back-in sites are for smaller RVs, and offer electricity and water. These sites are smaller but closer to our bathhouse facility for non-self-contained units. This pet-friendly resort also offers free Wi-Fi.
Located a few miles from the campground, the nine-hole Glenwood Springs Golf Club first opened for play in 1953. The picturesque course, designed by Henry B. Hughes, measures 2,865 yards and features two par 5 holes. The popular Glenwood Springs Golf Club offers a relaxed atmosphere with amazing views of the Roaring Fork Valley from every tee, fairway, and green. The course also features its version of the 19th hole, the Greenside Grill, which offers great food and liquid refreshments. And speaking of refreshments, given the course’s elevation, golfers need to be aware of possible altitude sickness, which is easily prevented by drinking lots of water during a round.
The town of Glenwood Springs can keep visitors busy for weeks on end. Its reputation isn’t too bad, either. A few years ago, Rand McNally voted it the ‘Most Fun Town’ in America! In recent years, Forbes Magazine named Glenwood Springs one of North America’s Top 10 Trout-Fishing Towns, and True West Magazine ranked Glenwood Springs one of the Top Ten True Western Towns.
A few attractions not to be missed include the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Iron Mountain Hot Springs, Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves, and Hanging Lake, to name a few. The area also offers plenty of rafting, hiking, biking, and kayaking opportunities, along with excellent restaurants and cultural attractions.
For more information, check out Ami’s Acres Campground on RV LIFE Campgrounds.
Rick Stedman is an avid golfer, RVer, and writer who lives in Olympia, Washington. Rick writes a golf column, “The RV Golfer,” which is published every month in rvlife.com. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Glen Fotre says
I was in Glenwood Springs about two weeks ago and there is so much road construction going on that it is almost impossible to drive a motorhome through there. It might be nice to visit once the construction is done.
Rick Stedman - The 19th Hole says
Thanks for the heads up, Glen. Construction seems to be everywhere throughout the country during spring and summer. To prepare for your trip, it’s a good idea to check the state Departments of Transportation before travelling.
Steven J Sedlak says
I’ve been to Glenwood Springs many times since the mid 60’s and it always has been one of my favorite places to visit. Of the many things to do there I would suggest a bike ride on the path that runs alongside the Colorado River to the trail head for Hanging Lake. Park the bike and hike up to Hanging Lake for a beautiful view of a crystal clear lake and waterfall. In the evening relax in the hot springs pool, Two other places I’d suggest are the hike up the mountain to visit Doc Holidays grave, and the firefighters memorial on Storm King Mountain. If you feel like a little adventure there’s some great river rafting trips too.