Glenwood Springs Travel Guide
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Frontier Historical Museum
This small museum shows a typical early Colorado house, with its living room, kitchen, furniture, etc. It gives you some idea how people lived in 19th century Glenwood Springs. Opened in 1972, it serves as a valuable resource for historical research.
Glenwood Canyon Hanging Lake
Probably the most popular attraction at Glenwood Canyon is this beautiful mountain lake. The hike up to it is short but fairly strenuous, with a lot of loose rocks, roots, gravel, and low branches. But it's easily worth it. The lake is a special place. It's been designated...
This is one of Colorado's most spectacular canyons. You drive right through it if you approach Glenwood Springs from Denver. It has a number of places to visit. With my time rather limited, I chose the trail to Hanging Lake (see the next tip).
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
A great outing for a family, this park is just off I-70. From the entrance, take the Iron Mountain Tramway up to the top. From there, you can ride the rides, take a tour of the caverns, have lunch at the cafe, and enjoy fine views of the valley below. The caverns are the...
Doc Holliday - R. I. P.
John Henry "Doc" Holliday (August 14, 1851 – November 8, 1887) was an American gambler, gunfighter, and dentist of the American Old West, who is usually remembered for his friendship with Wyatt Earp and his involvement in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The legend and...
The Glenwood Adventure Company stands ready to put together the adventure that is right for you and your family. They are uniquely positioned to provide activities in some of the best areas of the Rocky Mountains. They offer Whitewater rafting, Biking, Horseback Riding, Fly...
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool
Many virtualtourists have recommended the hot springs in the Glenwood Springs attractions area. Here are some good inside tips:1) Go after 9:00 PM and get a discounted rate for the last hour they are open.2) Don't be scared to go in the winter... it is less crowded and more...
Hot Springs Soak
If you are driving through Glenwood Springs, especially after a day of skiing, hiking or mountain biking, stop for a couple of hours and soak in the hot springs spa and pool. They have two very large pools, one at 104 degrees for soaking and one incredibly large pool at 90...
Hike to Hanging Lake
It was a steep uphill hike of 1.1 miles to see the waterfalls of the Hanging Lake. It was tiring but it was worth it even for a non-hiker like me. It didn't matter if I had to hold on to the hand rails, almost crawl to reach the next stone up or sit to go down safely.
Glenwood Caverns can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Even if you're not into theme park adventure, you can just take the gondola ride and walk the expanse of the park. The 4300 foot and 7-minute tram ride affords panoramic views of Glenwood Canyon and Colorado river.For...
Gondola Ride at Glenwood Springs
My son was very excited to go in one of these. You take the Gondola ride up to Glenwood Caverns adventure park and and have a beautiful view of the city and surrounding mountains. He still talks about his ride up in the sky!
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
The Caves was the highlight of this trip. I took the kids here and they loved it. Glenwood Caverns has thousands of formations, including stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, cave bacon, beautiful underground formations years in the making. You are taken through two...
These caverns were "recommended" by some travel agent on the Glenwood Springs brochure. The best part about the caverns is the tram ride to and from, and of course the view from the top. If its possible to just pay for the tram ride-do it-and have a drink at the hilltop bar....
Glenwood Springs Hot Springs Pool
Hot mineral springs comes out of the ground at 122 degrees, and 3,500,000 gallons a day, which becomes what is described as the biggest hot springs pool in the world. This famous Ute Indian Mineral Springs is now two pools, one quite warm and the other mildly warm, and you...
Red Mountain Inn
4 Reviews and 51 Opinions We were moving to Glenwood Springs and needed a place to stay where we could keep our dog with us...
Hot Springs Lodge and Pool
1 Review and 462 Opinions 98 - 162 dollars at the time of writing but check with the hotel. A very comfortable hotel near to...
Italian Underground: Worth Waiting For
This is a very special place located in one of the oldest buildings in downtown Glenwood Springs. As the name states, it is underground and the ambiance is of true old world Italy - family style. They have about 15 tables and do not take reservations so you are likely to...
Juicy Lucy's: Not Good
Oct 6, 2007.There were six of us. We waited 45 minutes for a table and then were told that we could not sit together. They could not put two tables together. Yet a group of about 10 were already seated and had three tables together and were in the process of dining. My...
Peppo Nino: How about Italian!
Step back into the 50's and visit Peppo Ninos of Glenwood Springs. The atmosphere is dark and quaint. Their menu is your basic Italian fare, nothing fancy, but it is prepared well.If you need a change from fast food, and the brewery fare, this might be to your liking.
Glenwood Brewery: Glenwood Canyon Brewpub
They have at least ten different beers that they make and the restaurant has a good menu of diversified things that go with beer. Although they have steak and ribs, I suggest the many kinds of sandwiches or even the sourdough chili, stew or soup bowl.You won't need...
Doc Hollidays: Non existent nightlife on Sunday Nights!
Typical bar located downtown right over the pedestrian bridge. Named after Doc Holliday who is buried in Glenwood Springs. Drinks (beer) are about $3.50 a pint from tap.
Dress Code: Casual, this is Colorado anything goes!
Written Aug 11, 2005
Address: Downtown Area
As we were going thru the town...
As we were going thru the town we noticed a sign for Doc Holiday's grave site. Made a quick u-turn and was very pleased that we did. It is a little hike up a mountain and there is Doc's grave. People have left interesting memontos such as playing cards, brandy bottle, and flowers. Definetly was worth the time to see this little piece of history, especially if you are going or have been to Tomstone. As Doc would say
'Your a daisy if you do'.
Written Oct 4, 2002
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