Introduction to Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Glenwood Springs History
Glenwood was established in the year 1883 as the town of Defiance, Colorado by Isaac Cooper. At that time it comprised of a camp of tents, saloons, brothels, along with prostitutes and gamblers. Its name was changed to Glenwood Springs at the request of the founder of the town's wife, Sarah, who found it difficult to adjust to the negative environment; she named the town after her own hometown Glenwood in Iowa. The town was officially incorporated into the state into the state in 1885.
Glenwood Springs and nearby Attractions
- Frontier Historical Museum
- Yampah Spa Vapor Caves
- Harvey Gap State Park
- Glenwood Springs Branch Library
- Sunlight Mountain
Things To Do In Glenwood Springs
Glenwood Springs offers a variety of things to do, including Glenwood Caverns and Yampah Spa Vapor Caves which are two popular tourist spots. Information on the history of the area can be found at the Frontier Historical Museum. Sunlight Mountain is a well known ski mountain in Glenwood Springs. The Harvey Gap State Park provides facilities for fishing, hiking, boating and picnicking.
Glenwood Springs Transportation
The closest airport to the city is the Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field.
Glenwood Springs Higher Education
Students can pursue a college education at Colorado Mountain College, Mesa State College and Colorado Northwestern Community College.