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Glenwood Canyon - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Glenwood Canyon, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA

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About Glenwood Canyon

This is a majestic canyon, which was carved over 3 million years by the power of the Colorado River. This 16-mile canyon provides endless opportunities for recreation including hiking, biking, river rafting and more. The canyon, which has historically provided the routes of railroads and highways through western Colorado, currently furnishes the routes of Interstate 70 and the Union Pacific's Central Corridor between Denver and Grand Junction.


Attractions Near Glenwood Canyon

Glenwood Hot Springs Pool
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool0.17km from Glenwood Canyon

Glenwood Springs Hot Springs Pool is famous for being the largest in the world at more than two blocks long.The historic thermal spring water has been drawing visitors from all over the world since 1888. The source of the Glenwood Hot Springs’ mineral water is the Yampah spring which produces over 3.5 million gallons of water per day at a temperature of 122°F.

Frontier Historical Museum
Frontier Historical Museum0.84km from Glenwood Canyon

This majestic museum is a well furnished 1905 Victorian style house. It showcases what life was once like for residents and visitors in Glenwood Springs.Learn about Glenwood Springs’ ranching and mining days as well as all the influential people that were drawn to the area, which included presidents, outlaws, gangsters, and movie stars.

Doc Holliday's Grave Trailhead
Doc Holliday's Grave Trailhead0.97km from Glenwood Canyon

This is a final resting place of the gunslinger, in an old cemetery on a hill accessible by a trail. "He died in bed."Beautiful views on this hike to the Pioneer Cemetery; there is a chair almost on top that provides the best view.While there is a large headstone for Doc Holliday, it doesn't actually mark his grave because, according to the signs in front of the graveyard, no one knows exactly where he's buried.

Glenwood Canyon Hiking Biking Trail
Glenwood Canyon Hiking Biking Trail0.98km from Glenwood Canyon

The Glenwood Canyon trail is a paved path that begins at the No Name Rest Area along Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon and stretches all the way through the canyon to the Sloan/Dotsero trailhead 14 miles to the east. The trail is especially popular with bicyclists of all ages but it also sees a lot of use from runners and hikers.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park1.12km from Glenwood Canyon

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is an adventure park located above Glenwood Springs and is a most popular attractions, featuring cave tours, thrill rides, restaurants, kids’ activities, special events, and more.The park is unique because it sits at an altitude of 7,100 ft on a mountain above Glenwood Springs. Today, the park features numerous attractions in addition to the cave tours.

Giant Canyon Swing
Giant Canyon Swing1.13km from Glenwood Canyon

The Giant Canyon Swing is a one-of-a-kind cliffside amusement at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. The swing takes guests nearly vertical at the height of each swinging arc and hits a top speed of 50 mph delivering potent, tummy-tickling, negative G-forces, all perched at the edge of a cliff on top of a mountain

Where is Glenwood Canyon

Discover More Attractions in Garfield County, Where Glenwood Canyon Is Located

Garfield County
Garfield County
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Garfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado.It has many popular attractions, including Glenwood Hot Springs,Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, making it well worth a visit.

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