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Glenwood Springs, Colorado Fact Sheet

Glenwood Springs facts only tell part of the story; to completely immerse yourself in this remarkable land of water, remember to bring your sense of adventure.

Glenwood Springs is located in the heart of Colorado’s magnificent Rocky Mountains. Situated in the Roaring Fork Valley at the confluence of two rivers, the Colorado and Roaring Fork, Glenwood Springs is enviably positioned between its famous neighbors Aspen and Vail.

Elevation: 5,746 feet (1,751 meters) above sea level

Climate: An alpine climate with low humidity in summer and mild winters
Summer: 75°- 90°F (24°- 32°C)
Fall: 65°- 70°F (18°- 21°C)
Winter: 30°- 45°F (-1°- 7°C)
Spring: 60°- 70°F (16°- 21°C)
Annual Rainfall: 16.5 inches (42 centimeters); Annual Snowfall: 67 inches (170 centimeters)

Population: 9,614

Visitor Center

The Glenwood Springs Visitor Center is located at 802 Grand Avenue in downtown Glenwood Springs where it shares lobby space with the Colorado Mountain College administrative offices. The Visitor Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, weekday hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

970-945-6580 | www.visitglenwood.com/area-info/visitor-center

Getting Here

Driving: Glenwood Springs is a scenic three‑hour drive 160 miles (257 kilometers) west of Denver on Interstate 70. It is a 1.5 hour drive 90 miles (145 kilometers) east of Grand Junction.

Rail: Amtrak’s California Zephyr travels the spectacular rail route from Chicago to San Francisco with daily stops in Glenwood Springs.

Flying: Glenwood Springs is served by four airports. Eagle/Vail – 30 miles (48 kilometers) east, Aspen –  40 miles (64 kilometers) south, Grand Junction – 90 miles (145 kilometers) west, and Denver International Airport – 180 miles (290 kilometers) east.

Bus: Bustang is an Interregional Express Bus service operated by the Colorado Department of Transportation. Bustang connects travelers to and from Denver and Glenwood Springs via the West Line. Bustang is a comfortable, air-conditioned and wi-fi equipped 55-passenger coach with a restroom. For schedule, fares and tickets: www.ridebustang.com.

Accommodations: Choose from more than 36 properties with over 1,700 rooms. Hotels, motels, historic properties, cabins, bed and breakfasts, condos, short-term vacation rentals and campgrounds offer visitors options for every budget. www.visitglenwood.com/lodging

Price Point: Accommodations range from $49 for economy and low season to $489 for luxury and peak season.

Contact Information

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Lisa Langer, Vice President of Tourism Marketing
Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association
970-230-9035
email
or
Patsy Popejoy, Media Relations Representative
Resort Trends, Inc.
317-509-7384
email

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