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The History and Ghost Stories Of Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs is a quaint little town in the Western Slope of the Colorado Rockies, tucked in at the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers. Incorporated in 1885, it’s now home to around 10,000 people and is best known as a historic destination for vacationers who want to enjoy the natural beauty, hot […]

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Defiance: The Real Wild West

Western history is replete with stories of defiance against the norms and laws of civilization. Glenwood Springs has its own story of defiance. In the summer of 1878, prospectors and miners were leaving Leadville, Colorado, to find other sources of silver and gold.  Three of these men, John Blake, W.M. Bell and “Frenchy” Cleiopfar, headed […]

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A Glenwood Springs Unsolved Mystery: Derringer Continues to Attract Doc Holliday History Buffs

An Old West mystery still piques curiosity. The story behind the firearm given to Doc Holliday by his girlfriend as a love token continues to drive visitors see it for themselves and ponder what happened on the day the famed gunslinger died in Glenwood Springs. Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Sept. 20, 2018) — On Nov. 8, 1887, […]

Two Iconic Glenwood Springs Landmarks Celebrate 125 Years with a Historic Birthday Bash

The Hotel Colorado and the Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves have teamed up to bring the community together for a once-in-a-lifetime, all-day anniversary celebration party on Sept. 15! Glenwood Springs, Colorado – August 20, 2018   Two of Glenwood Springs’ most historic and beloved properties are turning 125 in 2018. The Hotel Colorado and the Yampah […]

Five Ways to Catch Up with Doc Holliday in Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs, Colorado’s most famous resident, Doc Holliday left behind a legacy of history and a few mysteries. Learn all about Wild West icon, Doc Holliday in Glenwood Springs, the final resting place of the sharp-shooting dentist, but bring your sleuthing skills because we still have a few unsolved mysteries. John Henry Holliday, better known […]

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Hotel Denver in Glenwood Springs Celebrates 100 Years of Hospitality & History

Hospitality and history are forever intertwined at the Hotel Denver, one of Glenwood Springs’ most venerable lodging establishments, which celebrates its 100th birthday on October 17.  These days, the Hotel Denver, with its adjoining Glenwood Canyon Brewpub, is known for its cozy yet modern accommodations and as a convivial gathering place for dining and drinking. […]