glenwood_springs_raftingAt the heart of Glenwood Springs is the Colorado River.  Summer and winter activities surround this vast eco system that runs just a block from the Best Western Antlers.  The closest Colorado River access is available to the public at Two Rivers Park.  A river location just 2 blocks from our property means that launching your boat, rafting or kayaking has never been easier.  And, we have plenty of space for you to park your trailers! Click Here for a fishing and boating access map.

Glenwood Rafting Tours

Two rivers, a whitewater activity area and 7 local rafting companies make Glenwood Springs a natural mecca for rafting and thrilling river activities.  The rafting season runs mid-April through mid-October offering everything from Class III and IV whitewater to relaxing floats suitable for anyone.  Get out for just a few hours or spend the whole day on the ride of your life!  More information and a list of rafting companies can be found at

Fly Fishing Excursions

With two rivers in town (the Colorado and the Roaring Fork) and Colorado’s longest stretch of Gold Medal water, Glenwood Springs is nationally recognized as a fishing mecca. Area waters are home to many trout species including: brookies, browns, cutthroats, and rainbow trout. Whether you are here for a day or staying for the summer, find a pair of waders and get on out there to explore nature. The Rio Grande trail offers 44 miles of riverfront access with multiple locations for wading or shore fishing.

Whitewater Activity Area

Glenwood Springs is home to the first whitewater activity area built anywhere on the Colorado River. Depending on the time of year, river flows can range from 4,000 to 22,000 cubic feet per second. One of the area’s main features is called a standing wave, or “G-wave”.  There is also a hole at river left, a smaller standing wave at river right and learning pools for practicing skills. At high water levels, the feature blends to form one very wide wave. Paddlers may use the area at their own risk. Helmets and personal floatation devices are required. More information at

Curious about local water conservation?  Check it out here: (Official Colorado River Water Conservation)

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  • Will never stay anywhere else in Glenwood again! I wish we had stayed at the Best Western Antlers on earlier visits as it is the nicest hotel in the area. We'll be back!

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  • Our family has stayed at the Best Western Antlers off and on for 30 years. They continue to provide excellent service and value for the price.

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  • Always have good experience with the hotel and staff. We love this hotel and always stay there when we are in town. They go out of there way to make sure you have a good time, answer any questions and provide guidance on town activities.

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  • We love this hotel! The quality is excellent and affordable. The suites are large and comfortable. It's a great deal in a tourist town!

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  • Ambiance, cleanliness, friendliness and experience was superb. Loved the Colorado touches everywhere.

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  • Best Western Antlers in Glenwood Springs Colorado was the absolute best physical structure and the most comfortable. I would not mind living there permanently.

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  • We don't even look for bargains in Glenwood Springs anymore. We just book the Antlers. We can count on clean, comfortable updated rooms and professional friendly service.

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  • This is a beautiful hotel in a beautiful setting. Many restaurants and shops nearby. Very clean and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay there again.

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  • This hotel is large and spread out but in very good condition. The rooms are large, clean and were updated last visit. One of our favorite hotels in Glenwood!

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