Glenwood Springs Essential Info


Glenwood Springs is located in the western half of Colorado, United States of America, right where the south central, Front Range, and northwestern regions meet. It is in Garfield County roughly halfway between Vail and Aspen. Resting at about the same elevation as Denver, Glenwood Springs is famous for its hot springs pool.

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Fun Facts

  1. Glenwood Springs was originally named “Defiance” in 1880.
  2. During World War II, the Glenwood Hot Springs resort was used exclusively as a U.S. Naval Convalescent Hospital.
  3. The Yampah Vapor Caves in Glenwood Springs are the only natural steam cave in North America.
  4. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is home to the country's highest elevation roller coaster.
  5. Glenwood Springs was one of the first cities in the country to have electric lights.

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