The small city of Glenwood Springs sits on the shores of the powerful Colorado River. The skiing mecca of Aspen is about an hour to the southeast. Big-city Denver is a straight shot east on I-70, about two and a half hours away. Looking for a spot to make your home base for area exploration? Head to Glenwood Canyon Resort. The RV park accommodates both small and large vehicles and offers full hookups. You'll also find tent camping sites right on the Colorado River. Didn't bring either? No problem! Rent one of the resort's super-cute cabins or cottages. Ami's Acres is another very accessible campground, as it sits just three miles from downtown. As its name implies, the city's famous hot springs are one of its biggest draws. Plenty of area businesses offer time in these rejuvenating natural baths, but you don't necessarily have to pay. Head to South Canyon Hot Springs just outside of town to hop in one of its undeveloped pools for free. Bonus: its hillside location provides lovely views while you relax! You can also drive about 30 minutes south to reach another free spot, Penny Hot Springs.