DescriptionHot mineral springs and natural vapor caves have made Glenwood Springs popular since the days of the Ute Indians. During the mining boom the newly rich from Aspen and other bonanza towns came by special train to enjoy the waters at this fashionable spa and stay at the elegant Hotel Colorado. A memorial to Doc Holliday, a dentist with a sideline as a gunslinger, is in nearby Linwood Cemetery.
Ten miles east on I-70 through Glenwood Canyon is a 1.7-mile trail to Hanging Lake, a water-filled rocky bowl literally clinging to the face of a cliff 1,200 feet above the floor of the canyon. Spouting Rock Creek, which feeds the lake, creates Bridal Veil Falls.
Glenwood Springs, at the confluence of the Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers, is a popular rafting and trout fishing destination. The city lies along the scenic stretches of two highways: I-70 from Grand Junction to Georgetown and SR 82 from Glenwood Springs to Aspen, over Independence Pass (sections of the pass are closed in winter).
Visitor InfoGlenwood Springs Visitor Center 802 Grand Ave. GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO 81601. Phone:(970)945-6580 or (888)445-3696
Things to SeeFrontier Historical Museum
SkiingSunlight Mountain Resort
White-water RaftingBlue Sky Adventures Inc.