Garfield County - 40 Attractions You Must Visit
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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.
Types of Attractions in Garfield County
List of Attractions in Garfield County
Carbondale Historical Society
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
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.
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 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.
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
1 Day Treks
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.
Frontier Historical Museum
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
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
Lake/ River/ Ponds
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
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 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 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'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.
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
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
For more information about Garfield County, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garfield_County,_Colorado