History
Building the Hot Springs Pool

As far back as the nomadic Ute Indian tribes that once inhabited the area, Glenwood's hot springs have long been a destination for health seekers.

Men in the Fairy Caves

High above Glenwood Springs on Iron Mountain lies the entrance to a vast cave network known as the Fairy Caves. 

Hotel Colorado from Afar

Since almost day one, Glenwood Springs has been a resort town. The history of the local hotels goes hand in hand with Glenwood Springs History. 

Ute Indian Babies

Long before the West was settled, Glenwood Springs was inhabited by nomatic natives who also enjoyed Glenwood Springs' geothermal wonders. 

Glenwood Looking South

Right from the start Glenwood Springs was destined to be a world-class resort town, but one with a western flare. 

Cardiff, Colorado a mining town

Like much of the Western Rockies of Colorado, Glenwood Springs was also impacted by mining booms and busts. 

Post Card of the "new" Station

Glenwood Springs: a railroad town then and now. 

Flappers enjoying Dinner

During the 1920's Glenwood Springs in many ways stuck to its roots as a "wild west town" with rowdy crowds and speakeasies. 

Strawberry Days Float

Glenwood Springs has been celebrating Strawberry Days since 1898, making it the oldest, continuously held civic celebration west of the Mississippi.

Tom Mix Films in Glenwood Springs

Over the years Hollywood has featured Glenwood Springs in everything from westerns to action films. 

Red Mountain Ski Hill Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs has been home to two different ski resorts over the course of history.

Glenwood Springs on Fire

Glenwood Springs has suffered two devestating fires in recent history, one of which resulted in the tragic loss of 14 firefighters' lives. 

Glenwood Springs history museum

In addition to their sell-out October Ghost Walk, passing on the stories of Glenwood’s past to curious new generations is what the Glenwood Springs Historical Society and Frontier Museum.

Glenwood Springs Railroad Museum

Glenwood Springs’ historic train depot is also the home of the Glenwood Springs Railroad Museum and houses artifacts from the seven rail lines that have served the Roaring Fork Valley.

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