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Glenwood Springs

Colorado

Description

Nestled in a beautiful mountainous valley, Glenwood Springs sits on the western slope of Colorado as a hub to Aspen (40 minutes south), Vail (45 minutes east) and Grand Junction (90 minutes west).

Glenwood Springs is home of the famous gunslinger Doc Holliday...

Getting There

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Resources

If you are staying overnight in Glenwood Springs check out the following recommendations:

Silver Spruce Motel located at 162 W 6th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO. Phone 970-945-5458.
It's an older place, but decent rooms with refrigerators and microwaves. Considerably less expensive than the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge.

Good deals can also be found from time to time staying at the Hotel Colorado. It can be a fun place to stay with the SO.

Good local brews and pub food can be found at the Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co, at 402 7th Street, Glenwood Springs. Just look behind the train station and you will see the Hotel Denver, that's where it is located. It has good pub food and locally-brewed beer.

Good Italian restaurants include Florindo's Italian Cuisine, on 721 Grand Ave, and the Italian Underground at 715 Grand Ave. Florindo's is more expensive (great food) than the Underground but nice for a special night out. They're almost right next door to each other, so if one is busy you can try the other.

Another good restaurant is Sapphire Grille, at 710 Grand Ave. It's upstairs, across the street from Italian Underground and Florindo's. So hopefully you get the message. Ditch the car and go and walk along Grand Ave and you'll find something worthwhile.

Climbing Gear: Glenwood has a really neat climbing/outdoor shop on Grand Ave. Summit Canyon Mountaineering They also have a local beta page on their site with more recommendations of places to eat etc.

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Hanging Lake. Photo: Dave Fiorucci
[Hide Photo] Hanging Lake. Photo: Dave Fiorucci
Hanging Lake in Glenwood.  Despite the tourists, this is a very cool hike for a rest day.<br>
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Photo: Dave Fiorucci.
[Hide Photo] Hanging Lake in Glenwood. Despite the tourists, this is a very cool hike for a rest day. Photo: Dave Fiorucci.
Jim Erickson bouldering in Glenwood Canyon, photo: Bob Horan Collection.
[Hide Photo] Jim Erickson bouldering in Glenwood Canyon, photo: Bob Horan Collection.
Hanging Lake.
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Some unexplored rock walls exist along the trail to Hanging Lake. If this rock were a little less chossy it could have some good potential.
[Hide Photo] Some unexplored rock walls exist along the trail to Hanging Lake. If this rock were a little less chossy it could have some good potential.
Penstemon.<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
[Hide Photo] Penstemon. Photo by Blitzo.
Glenwood Canyon.<br>
Photo by Blitzo.<br>
[Hide Photo] Glenwood Canyon. Photo by Blitzo.