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Overview

Introduction to Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Located in Garfield county, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, is 113 miles W ofBoulder, Colorado (center to center) and 125 miles W of Denver, Colorado. It has a population of 7,736 residents.

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.

People

Total Population 9,668
Male Share of the Population 51.6%
Female Share of the Population 48.4%
Senior Citizens 9.2%
Employed Population 16+ 5,683
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 45.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34%
Median Earnings25+ $36,618
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,301
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,028

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,310
% Above Poverty Level 84.1%
% Below Poverty Level 15.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 7.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.2%
% Using Public Transportation 5.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,135
Median House Value $357,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.2%
US/American 0%
English 8.9%
Irish 11.4%

Glenwood Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 113 miles W of Boulder, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Garfield
Standard Zip Codes 81601
P.O. Box Zip Codes 81602
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.55
Longitude -107.324

Glenwood Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GLENWOOD SPGS #2
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 36 F
Apr Temp 31 to 63 F
Jul Temp 52 to 89 F
Oct Temp 33 to 67 F
Annual Precip 17.9 inches
Station EAGLE AP
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 35 F
Apr Temp 27 to 59 F
Jul Temp 47 to 86 F
Oct Temp 27 to 64 F
Annual Precip 10.7 inches
Station YAMPA
Distance 46.8 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 30 F
Apr Temp 23 to 50 F
Jul Temp 45 to 76 F
Oct Temp 26 to 56 F
Annual Precip 16.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Glenwood Springs, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cardiff (81601)

Glenwood (81601, 81602)

West Glenwood (81601)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Basalt 3,891 $70,938
Carbondale 6,464 $63,649
Gypsum 6,587 $93,684
Marble 104 $83,000
New Castle 4,538 $80,638
Silt 2,946 $55,112

Glenwood Springs Hospitals

VALLEY VIEW HOSPITAL ASSN
(Government - Local)
1906 BLAKE AVE
(970) 384-6600
Emergency Service: Yes

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Glenwood Springs High Schools

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GLENWOOD SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL
1340 PITKIN AVENUE
970-384-5555
Serves 696 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

YAMPAH MOUNTAIN SCHOOL
695 RED MOUNTAIN DRIVE
970-945-9463
A Non-traditional School
Serves 107 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

BRIDGES
524-A 27TH STREET
970-384-5995
A Non-traditional School
Serves 65 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

MOUNTAIN BOCES DAY TREATMENT CENTER
695 RED MOUNTAIN DRIVE
970-945-9546
A Special Education School
Serves 22 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.5

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Historic Glenwood Springs

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Hotel Colorado c1901.

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Hotel Colorado c1901.

Hotel Colorada i.e. Colorado c1899.

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