Glenwood Springs is not a large city by any means. With a population of less than 10,000 it's a comfortable size and has a lot to offer in the way of sights and activities.
The Glenwood Canyon is a nearby attraction, but the biggest of all is right in the middle of the city: the largest natural hot mineral springs pool in the world. The pool was built in 1890 and it didn't take long for the town to become known as the "Spa in the Rockies." Many of the nation's rich and famous of the day came to Glenwood Springs, including President "Teddy" Roosevelt, President William Taft, and the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown. It also attracted infamous gangsters such as Al Capone and Diamond Jack Alterie. "Doc" Holliday came to Glenwood Springs in hopes of curing his tuberculosis by soaking in the hot springs. The waters couldn't help him, and he died here in 1887. Many of the social elite who visited stayed at the exclusive Hotel Colorado, established in 1893.
Glenwood Springs is a stop on the Amtrak line. It has an adventure park, underground vapor caves and fairy caves which all add to the line-up of things to do. It's here that the Roaring Fork River and the great Colorado River merge, making the town a hot spot for kayaking and rafting.
Glenwood Springs is located 150 west of Denver on the Interstate 70 and 40 miles north of Aspen.
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