Gear Library

Outdoor recreation should be inclusive, accessible, and enjoyed by all. It is essential for well-being, mental, and physical health and a sense of community. The Glenwood Springs Gear Library offers low-cost rental equipment to make outdoor recreation opportunities a possibility for everyone. Our Gear Library has a variety of outdoor gear for hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, paddle boarding, fishing, scenic mountain viewing, and more!

How to Reserve

Gear reservations for day-use items can be made through our online registration portal or at the Community Center front desk a minimum of 24 hours in advance. All reservations must be paid in full at the time of registration and a valid credit card on file.

For camping and backpacking sets and multiday rentals, gear reservations can be made by emailing with your request details. Our Gear Library experts will help you assemble the necessary gear and arrange pick up and drop off dates for your next outdoor adventure.

Pick Up and Drop Off

Day-use items will be will be available for pick up at the Community Center front desk the day of your reservation and must be returned by close of business the same day unless a multiday rental has been arranged.

Sets reserved by emailing, will arrange pick up and drop off specifics during the reservation process.

Available Gear

Day-Use Items Available for Online Reservation

Reserve gear online for a day outdoors.
  • Fishing Poles and Tackle Boxes
  • Flyfishing Rods and Fly Boxes
  • Inflatable Kayak
  • Snow Sleds
  • Snowshoes
  • Stand Up Paddleboards
  • Trekking Poles
  • Binoculars

Create Your Own Outdoor Adventure Set

Email with your adventure details and we curate a set just for you with all the essentials. We can help you create your own backpacking or camping set with the items below and arrange multiday rentals of the day-use gear to maximize your fun in the outdoors.
  • Backpacks
  • Bear Vaults
  • Cooking Pots
  • Gravity Water Filters
  • Headlamps
  • Propane Stoves
  • Rocket Stoves
  • Sleeping Bags and Pads
  • Solar Lanterns
  • Tents
  • Gaiters
  • Life Jackets

Fishing Gear

Paddle Boards

paddle boardReserve Here

Inflatable Kayak

inflatable kayakReserve Here


binoculars 1Reserve Here


Snowshoes 2Reserve Here


stoveContact Us


Sleeping Bags

Light weight sleeping bag for campingContact Us


Green backpack for hiking front view.Contact Us

Bear Vault

Bear Vault portable food storage container

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Camping Pots

Silver colored camping pot with lid.Contact Us


Compact squishy collapsible lantern expanded.Contact Us

Gravity Filter

Gravity water filter.Contact Us


Outdoor Resources

Gear Library After Care and Cleaning Instructions

Camping Checklist

Visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Services links below for useful tips and help planning your outdoor adventure.

Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Region

Recreating on National Forests and Grasslands

Know Before You Go

Be Bear Aware