• Doc Holliday Trailhead

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

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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.

Doc Holliday Grave & Hiking Trail Reviews

  • 4 star ratingIf you are into historic graveyards, this place is pretty cool. A plethora of late 19th century grave sites. Not just "Doc's", but some interesting inscriptions. The loved wife, who died at 16 years... read more

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    5 star ratingI’ll be your Huckleberry! I’m a big fan of Tombstone and the Wyatt Earp/Doc Holiday story. So it was very cool to go see the memorial for Doc Holiday.... read more

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    Ashley Stephens

    4 star ratingThe legend of Doc Worthwhile, something to do that is free. Smooth dirt trail is steep for about 50 yards. Otherwise, just a moderate incline for about 1/4 mile... read more

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  • 5 star ratingDoc Holliday Hit the Bulls Eye On This Visit This is worth seeing. Doc came to Glenwood Springs for the vapor caves. Hoping it would relive his TB. But he soon died in the... read more

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    Colorado M

    5 star ratingDoc Holiday Tombstone is our favorite movie so had to go see Doc Holidays grave. It was a long walk thru snow but worth seeing.

    paboss Avatar

    5 star ratingAwesome Historical Trip Good Hike even on a hot day but a lot of History at the cemetery. A definite must for Western History Buff.

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    Paul T
  • 5 star ratingWorth the 1/2 mile hike Hiked up the 1/2 mile trail in the snow. Easy trail. The old headstones & cemetery were so interesting. Some vandalism noted, so... read more

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    Susan K

    5 star ratingGreat little hike We enjoyed our visit to the graveyard...beautiful scenery along the way on our short hike to the site. Our visit was late October so the... read more

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