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Glenwood Springs
Garfield County, Colorado


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Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Glenwood Springs is approximately 8,765 (2006), 9614 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,353 (2000), 3778 (2010).
The amount of land area in Glenwood Springs is 11.895 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Glenwood Springs is 4.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Glenwood Springs to Washington DC is 1720 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 140 miles. (as the crow flies)
Glenwood Springs is positioned 39.54 degrees north of the equator and 107.33 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Glenwood Springs elevation is 8,763 feet above sea level.
Glenwood Springs per capita income is $ 23,449 (2000).
Glenwood Springs median income is $ 44,000 (2005).
The Glenwood Springs median home price is $ 275,200 (2005).


in west-central Colorado about 146 miles from Boulder. Other nearby communities include Carbondale, New Castle, El Jebel, Silt, Basalt, Gypsum, Rifle and Marble.
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seasonal. Here is a current weather page for Glenwood Springs.
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History & History Related Items

Though populated by Ute Indian tribes for many years, the first settler to the area was James Landis in the early 1880's. Isaac Cooper and Walter Devereaux were the two men who developed the resort. Once the railroad came in 1887, more tourists began to arrive. The famous Hot Springs pool opened on 4 July 1888 and the bathhouse in 1890. Other attractions, resorts and businesses gradually opened resulting in a community with many places to visit and experience. President Teddy Roosevelt spent a summer here in the Hotel Colorado. Infamous Doc Holliday, of the Tombstone OK Corral gunfight, died here and is buried in the original cemetery.

Here is a history page for Glenwood Springs.
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The incorporation of Glenwood Springs

4 September 1885


Frontier Historical Museum
1001 Colorado Avenue
Glenwood springs, CO 81601
Phone: 970-945-4448
Our purpose is to collect and preserve artifacts and materials relating to the history of Glenwood Springs and Garfield county, Colorado.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and Fairy Caves
Enjoy spectacular views while riding the Iron Mountain Tramway. Take a guided walking tour of the Glenwood Caverns where you will see amazing formations. Play on the new thrill rides and enjoy good food. Open year-round
Located just off I-70 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, midway between Aspen and Vail, approximately 160 miles west of Denver and 90 miles east of Grand Junction.
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Glenwood Springs City Government

City of Glenwood Springs
101 West 8th Street
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: (970) 384-6400

Glenwood Springs is the county seat of Garfield County.

Garfield County Clerk
109 8th St
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-3360
Phone: 970-945-2377

Glenwood Springs Chamber

Glenwood Springs Chamber Of Commerce
1102 Grand Ave
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: 970-945-6589

Glenwood Springs Community News

The Post Independent Online

Glenwood Springs Organizations

Glenwood Springs Chamber Of Commerce
1102 Grand Ave
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: 970-945-6589

Glenwood Springs Libraries

Glenwood Springs Branch Library
413 9th St. Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 Phone: (970)945-5958

Garfield County Public Libraries

Glenwood Springs Schools

Roaring Fork School District
We serve families in the towns of Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs

Colorado Mountain College
831 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Toll-free: 800-621-8559
A two year, community college with 11 learning locations. Glenwood Springs


The population of Glenwood Springs was:
1990 - 6,561
2000 - 7,736
2005 - 8,564
2006 - 8,765

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 2,882
2000 - 3,353

Median age:
2000 - 36.2 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 43,934
2005 - $ 44,000

Median house value:
2000 - $ 235,800
2005 - $ 275,200

Glenwood Springs is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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