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DOC HOLLIDAY GRAVE & HIKING TRAIL

Glenwood Springs most famous outlaw rests somewhere in Linwood Cemetery, though no one knows the exact location. Hike the short trail to “Doc’s” marker, and peruse other historic 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 marker is typically adorned with mementos including coins and playing cards.

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

Hanging Lake winter hiking reservations are  available through March 31, 2024. The US Forest Service has scheduled a rebuild of the Hanging Lake Trail that is set to begin this spring and last throughout the summer months. Reservations will be available at the discretion of the US Forest Service, continue to check this page for updates. Visit the Hanging Lake page HERE for more information and the booking portal. 

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