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Glenwood Springs, the historic, hot springs town is flying high with its newest public art the Wings of Glenwood Springs!

The latest craze in the historic Colorado mountain town is public wing art. There are currently nine sets of eye-catching wings tucked away in discrete areas of the downtown core. You will find them in alleyways, on historic buildings, and even in pocket parks.

The wings idea came from a local business owner who wanted to find a way to move people throughout the downtown shopping district creatively during the recent pandemic. Chrissy Lee-Manes of Homsted, a natural lifestyle retail store, said she came up with the wings concept to help revitalize and beautify some of the less visited places in the downtown core. “The wings not only give people a fun reason to explore,” she said, “they also offer our visitors a way to take home a piece of their Glenwood Springs experience.” Chrissy’s idea took flight when the Glenwood Springs Downtown Development Authority (DDA) funded the project.

“These colorful wings are just one way to promote the whimsy of our community,” said Lisa Langer, director of tourism for Visit Glenwood Springs, the tourism department of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association (GSCRA). “I see people taking photos daily at the various sites, as if they’re taking flight. It’s a great way to effortlessly help people add joy to their day. Don’t forget to post and tag your photos with @VisitGlenwood and #VisitGlenwood!”


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We are pleased to announce the US Forest Service rebuild of the Hanging Lake Trail that is set to begin this spring will allow for hiking on a limited basis through the construction period. Reservations will be available weekly, with available hiking dates and times released every Tuesday at 8:00 am MDT. This system aims to streamline access to the trail during construction, while ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for all visitors.

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