Denver to Glenwood Springs train

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Denver - Glenwood Springs Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

On most days, there is one scheduled train that travels from Denver to Glenwood Springs. The train trip from Denver to Glenwood Springs is usually about 5 hours and 50 minutes long. However, be prepared just in case your train arrives slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance125 mi (201 km)
Fastest train5h 50m
Lowest price$77.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak California Zephyr
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Denver to Glenwood Springs

(Based on 19 ratings and reviews)




June 24, 2024- Visiting family

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: The scenic view car was wonderful and I enjoyed taking time to view the landscape as we moved through it. Cons: The speakers in our car did not work so we could not hear announcements being made. Employees were apparently aware of it but no one came back to our car to give us am update until I specifically asked someone to - unfortunately that wasn't until the end of the trip. Also, it would make it so much easier if there was a board by the tracks stating what train was at which track. I almost missed my train b/c I was train 5 but boarded at a different track. This was my first time traveling on a train. Tips: Lots of let room and storage for your bags.



July 14, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: The ability to Upgrade to a Roomette and having Two good meals on the Train. Cons: Train technology to insure punctual departure and arrival times with dependable Air Conditioning. Tips: Allow more time for Travel Days.



May 5, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: Comfortable accommodations and kind and friendly staff. The views were great and pace was nice compared to driving the I-70 grind. Cons: More signage about checking in, where to go to get on the train. Tips: Be flexible in your schedule because things can happen.



November 4, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak California Zephyr

Pros: This was our first trip by train and overall, it was fun and enjoyable. The scenery was gorgeous. Cons: The train was filthy. Tray tables looked like petri dishes in a biohazard lab, bathrooms were disgusting and flat out gross, windows were dirty, floors and seats were dirty. Overall, the train itself was disgusting. Some of the train staff was rather surly and unhelpful while others were very friendly.



August 20, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak California Zephyr


What is the price of a train ticket from Denver to Glenwood Springs?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Denver and Glenwood Springs cost $105.20, on average. Any tickets cheaper than $105.20 can be considered a good deal. Booking your trip at least 2 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $116.96 more.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from Denver to Glenwood Springs will cost between $82 and $443. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly avg. prices

You can find the lowest prices on this route during April. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Denver to Glenwood Springs, with the average price at just $64. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in December, when the average price goes up to $163. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches


Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Denver to Glenwood Springs. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 2 days before departure, you can save around $116.96. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Denver to Glenwood Springs?

Amtrak California Zephyr is the one and only train line which connects Denver to Glenwood Springs. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak California Zephyr15h 50m$186.44
  • Amtrak California Zephyr is one of the longest train routes in the United States, spanning from Chicago to Emeryville. With views of the Colorado and Mississippi rivers, the Sierra Nevada mountains, and the Rockies, it highlights some of the most stunning views the US has.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Denver and Glenwood Springs is approximately 125 miles, or 201 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 50 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Trains from Denver to Glenwood Springs are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Denver at 8:00am and arrives in Glenwood Springs around 5 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Glenwood Springs with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Glenwood Springs to Denver.

City Information


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Denver, CO - DEN-1

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Denver is the capital of Colorado, as well as the most populous city in the state. With buildings dating back to the 19th century, Denver is considered one of the most exemplary cities of the Old West era in the United States.

Denver’s proximity to the Rocky Mountains makes it a preferred destination for young travelers seeking the thrill of the slopes during the day and the vibrant nightlife activities only an urban setting can provide. In fact, Denver is among the biggest party cities in the U.S. and one of the craft beer capitals in the country. In addition, thanks to the diverse local crowd, Denver’s restaurant scene offers top-notch options from various world cuisines.

If you’re looking for a more quiet time during your stay, head to one of the many unique museums in town such as the Denver Art Museum, the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Arts, or the Molly Brown House Museum. Craving a feast to the eyes and some fresh air? Check out the spectacular Denver Botanic Gardens.

As the biggest city in the Mountain states and a top Colorado destination, Denver is a busy travel hub. Even though the Denver airport is on the city’s outskirts, it is still easily accessible. If you are traveling to Denver by bus or train, you’ll be conveniently dropped off at Union Station in the heart of downtown Denver from where you can easily get anywhere in the city.

Glenwood Springs

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Colorado is packed with incredible destinations, and Glenwood Springs is no exception. In the Rocky Mountains between Vail and Aspen, the White River National Forest surrounds Glenwood Springs and makes the resort city a mecca for outdoor adventures. The highlight of Glenwood Springs is its world-famous hot springs like the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool and Iron Mountain Hot Springs. Relax in the largest hot springs pool in the world at Glenwood Hot Springs Resort, open year-round for soothing soaks in the naturally warm mineral water.

Hiking opportunities abound in the area, and Hanging Lake is one of the more spectacular trails, leading to a clear, green lake in the middle of a mountain. Beyond the abundant natural attractions, Glenwood Springs offers family fun at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, complete with cave tours and a roller coaster. Glenwood Springs is one of the best places for hand-crafted beers in Colorado, and you'll find plenty of hip breweries and bars in the visitor-friendly downtown.

Whether you travel into Glenwood Springs by train or bus, you'll likely experience the majestic Glenwood Canyon. Interstate 70 and Amtrak's California Zephyr both traverse the bottom of this rugged canyon along the Colorado River. The California Zephyr offers train travel to Glenwood Springs from San Francisco, Chicago, and numerous cities in between. In addition, Jefferson Lines provides intercity bus service from many cities in the Midwest.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Denver?

Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street - DENAMT-0

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Main departure station: Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street

Denver’s Union Station first opened in 1881, and houses some of the city’s best shops, bars, and restaurants, making it a popular destination for locals and travelers alike. There is even a seasonal farmers market at the station! But first and foremost, Union Station is the primary transport hub for Denver. The station is served by Amtrak trains, and intercity buses operated by Greyhound, Burlington Trailways, Jefferson Lines and Express Arrow. From Union Station, travelers can also easily access Denver International Airport on the A Line commuter rail.

All train stations in Denver:

  • Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street

Where is the train station in Glenwood Springs?

Main arrival station: 413 7th St

Glenwood Springs has one train station.

All train stations in Glenwood Springs:

  • 413 7th St

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