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DOC HOLLIDAY GRAVE & HIKING TRAIL

Glenwood Springs most famous gunslinger rests somewhere in Linwood Cemetery, though no one knows the exact location. Hike the short trail to “Doc’s” memorial marker, and peruse other historic pioneer grave sites.

Hiking to the Doc Holliday grave marker is a must-do activity while visiting Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The dentist turned gambler and gunslinger died from tuberculosis in Glenwood Springs in November of 1887. The famous friend of lawman Wyatt Earp, Doc hoped the hot springs water would cure him. It did not, he was 36 when he died.

The life and times of John Henry “Doc” Holliday have become the stuff of American legend and folklore. No visit to Glenwood Springs would be complete without a trek to his marker in Linwood Cemetery which is easy to find thanks to the signs that point the way. The memorial is typically adorned with mementos including coins, playing cards and shot glasses.

Trail Information

Trail Information:
• Uses: Hiking
 Length: .7 miles round trip
• Ability Rating: Moderate
• Usage: Moderate
•  Dogs permitted, with a leash!

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Parking

The trailhead is located in downtown Glenwood Springs at the corner of 12th Street and Bennett Avenue. Street parking is available in the residential neighborhood. Follow the signs and the well-worn path to the Doc Holliday grave marker. Signs also mark the location of other points of interest including the grave of the bandit Harvey “Kid Curry” Logan.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Visit Glenwood Springs

Reservations to hike Hanging Lake are released on a weekly basis every Tuesday at 8:00 am MDT. 

PLEASE NOTE: Hanging Lake reservations for  July 3rd through 7th will be released Tuesday, July 2nd, 8:00 am MDT. 

 Visit the Hanging Lake page HERE for more information and the booking portal.