Glenwood Springs in located about 150 miles west of Denver at the confluence of the Colorado and Roaring Fork River. Glenwood Springs is about 50 miles south of Aspen/Snowmass and 90 miles east of Grand Junction.
Glenwood Springs was established in 1882 and incorporated in 1888. Glenwood Springs was originally named Defiance.*
Glenwood Springs is known as the jewel of Garfield County with over a century of experience as a quaint, mountain spa community. In Glenwood Springs, you can feel the history. Long before the gold rush of 1876 brought the railroad and miners to the area, the Ute Indians had long been using the healing waters of the famous Hot Springs and underground Vapor Caves.
Glenwood Springs has year round festivities to offer the local resident and tourist alike. A brand new community/recreation center featuring an ice rink, swimming, indoor courts for tennis, basketball, etc. and a climbing wall. Music festivals, featuring A Summer of Jazz, starts to come into swing for the spring and summer, as well as Colorado’s oldest festival, Strawberry Days. River rafting, cave exploration, hiking, golfing and biking are also enjoyed during the summer months. Winter activities such as skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling can be enjoyed in vibrant Glenwood Springs.**
STATISTICS ON GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO:
Population: 7,736 (per 2000 US Census Bureau)
For additional information please visit the Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce.
*2005 – Valley Journal’s Answer Book
**2005 Glenwood Springs Official Visitor Guide