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Top 40 attractions you must visit in Garfield County

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About Garfield County

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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Attractions in Garfield County

Blair Mountain
Blair MountainBlair Mountain, Colorado 81641, USA
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Blair Mountain is the highest summit of the White River Plateau in the Rocky Mountains of North America. a good trekking destination and also It offers breathtaking views of this area.

Carbondale Historical Society
Carbondale Historical Society499 Weant Blvd, Carbondale, CO 81623, USA
Iconic Buildings

The Carbondale Historical Society is a local historical society in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, United States. It operates a local history museum on the third floor of the Carbondale City Hall and Courthouse.The museum's collections are especially rich in two areas: anthracite coal mining and railroad history, especially that of the Delaware and Hudson railroad.

Cliffhanger Roller Coaster
Cliffhanger Roller CoasterGlenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA
Man-made Structures- Other

The Cliffhanger Roller Coaster a great ride, which at 7100 feet in elevation just happens to be highest elevation roller coaster in North America. Itis a steel roller coaster at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Originally located at Celebration City in Branson, Missouri.

Deep Lake
Deep LakeDeep Lake, Colorado 81637, USA
Lake/ River/ Ponds

A beautiful lake located in the heart of Garfield. it is one of the iconic location, which offers a nice area for fishing and for other recreational activities.

Doc Holliday's Grave Trailhead
Doc Holliday's Grave TrailheadBennett Ave & 12th St Ditch, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA

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.

Douglas Pass
Douglas PassDouglas Pass, Colorado 81630, USA
Mountain Passes

Douglas Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.526m above the sea level. It is not an especially high summit relative to other Colorado passes, and the road, though reasonably steep on the south side, has no tight spots and only a few switchbacks.The summit gives an unusual view of the northeast face of the La Sal Mountains, 76 miles away in Utah.

Fairy Caves
Fairy CavesGlenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA
Outdoors- Other

The Historic Fairy Cave Tour is a 40-minute guided walking tour that is appropriate for most fitness levels. This tour leads you on a quarter-mile-long underground stroll through narrow, winding passages, to natural water features and includes a stop at Exclamation Point—a viewing balcony with magnificent panoramas.

Flat Top Mountain
Flat Top MountainFlat Top Mountain, Colorado 81641, USA
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Flat Top Mountain is the highest summit of the Flat Tops in the Rocky Mountains of North America.Flattop is widely regarded as the most climbed mountain in Alaska. And while the trail to the summit is rocky and steep, there are a number of loop trails below perfect for beginners or those with physical limitations. The summit of Flat Top Mountain is the highest point in Garfield County, Colorado.

Flat Tops Wilderness Area
Flat Tops Wilderness AreaMeeker, CO 81641, USA
Outdoors- Other
Frontier Historical Museum
Frontier Historical Museum1001 Colorado Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA

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.

Giant Canyon Swing
Giant Canyon SwingGlenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA
Outdoors- Other

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

Glenwood Canyon
Glenwood CanyonGlenwood Canyon, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Outdoors- Other

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.

Glenwood Canyon Hiking Biking Trail
Glenwood Canyon Hiking Biking TrailGlenwood Canyon Hiking Biking Trail, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA
1 Day Treks

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 Park51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA

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.

Glenwood Hot Springs Pool
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool401 N River St, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA
Hot Springs

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.

Glenwood Springs Zipline Adventures - Colorado Adventure Center
Glenwood Springs Zipline Adventures - Colorado Adventure Center1308 Co Rd 129, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA
Zipline Spots

Glenwood Springs's Colorado Adventure Center is the great place to spend a Saturday, or any day for that matter. You can experience the breathtaking sights of Colorado while zipping high above the Colorado River with Glenwood Canyon Zipline Adventures. You will see Colorado at new heights while flying through the Glenwood Canyon.

Grass Valley Reservoir
Grass Valley ReservoirGrass Valley Reservoir, Colorado 81652, USA
Lake/ River/ Ponds

Grass Valley Reservoir is located in Garfield County. This lake is 201 acres in size. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fishes.The lake offers a scenic background to paddle around. Only 20-horsepower or less motors are allowed.

Grizzly Creek Rest Area
Grizzly Creek Rest AreaI-70, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA
Outdoors- Other
Hanging Lake
Hanging LakeHanging Lake, Colorado 81601, USA
Lake/ River/ Ponds

Hanging Lake is an amazing example of a lake formed by travertine deposition. It’s also a great example of a hanging garden plant community. When open, the lake is reached via a trailhead located along the Glenwood Canyon Bike and Pedestrian Path that runs along the north side of I-70 in the bottom of the canyon. The trail follows Dead Horse Creek, a tributary of the Colorado River. It’s very popular on summer and fall weekends.

Hanging Lake trail head
Hanging Lake trail head1-70 East of, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA
Lake/ River/ Ponds
1 Day Treks

The trail to Hanging Lake is a steep and rocky 1.2 mile scenic trail climbs 1,000 feet up from the bottom of Glenwood Canyon up through Deadhorse Creek Canyon to Hanging Lake. This National Natural Landmark features awe-inspiring scenery and gentle waterfalls! The Hanging Lake trail is a backcountry hike. At the beginning and end of the hiking trail it is steep, rugged and rocky. In just over a mile, the trail gains elevation of 1200 feet.

Map of attractions in Garfield County