Running Out of Time
By the time Holliday arrived in Glenwood Springs, his health was in severe decline. He hoped the miraculous mineral hot springs and vapor caves could provide a cure, or at least offer some relief.
Holliday checked himself into the Hotel Glenwood Springs, which burned to the ground in 1945. Currently, it is the location of Bullocks, a western goods store, as well as the home of the Doc Holliday Museum. Operated by the Glenwood Historical Society and Frontier Museum, it houses an array of artifacts, including an engraved pistol purportedly given to him by his girlfriend Big Nose Kate. – More about the pistol!
Doc’s Final Days in Glenwood Springs
Holliday spent the last 57 days of his life in Glenwood Springs. On November 8, 1887, he was said to have asked for a glass of whiskey, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Then, looking down at his bare feet, Doc said, “This is funny,” and died. Apparently, Doc never expected to die in bed, but rather with his boots on, succumbing to his end in a gunfight.