Monthly Archive: February 2017

Feb 26


Glenwood Springs is a photogenic destination not just for visitors, but for filmmakers as well. Blue skies, historic backdrops, and riveting scenery make it a natural choice for a set location. Since 1926, nine movies have been filmed in part in Glenwood Springs, and the town remains high on Hollywood’s list of go-to location sites.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
  • For Love of the Game starring Kevin Costner and Kelly Preston
  • Tall Tale with Patrick Swayze and Oliver Platt
  • Under Siege 2, Dark Territory, a Steven Seagal movie that also featured Katherine Heigl
  • Flashback with Dennis Hopper, Kiefer Sutherland and Carol Kane
  • Messenger of Death starring Charles Bronson
  • Vanishing Point, a 1970s cult hit
  • Pressure Point starring Hollywood greats Sydney Poitier, Bobby Darrin and Peter Falk
  • The Great K & A Train Robbery starring the original Hollywood cowboy, Tom Mix

Explore all of the historical things to do, learn and see in Glenwood Springs with a modern twist; there is something for everyone and a new adventure to be had every day! For more Glenwood Springs history, visit the Glenwood Springs Historical Society and Frontier Museum.

Feb 26

A Little Town Called Defiance










Originally inhabited by nomadic Ute Indian tribes, this area of bubbling hot springs has long been a destination for the health seeker. In the early 1880’s, James Landis homesteaded the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Grand Rivers that would become Glenwood Springs.

Early settlers Isaac Cooper and Walter Devereux saw the potential for Glenwood Springs to become a highly regarded destination and developed these amenities into a world class resort. The arrival of the railroads in 1887 brought the first trainloads of tourists to enjoy all that Glenwood had to offer. The addition of the Vapor Caves, Hotel Colorado and Fairy Caves provided a total package for travelers. The local economy was not only fueled by tourism but also by coal mining, farming and ranching, commerce and outdoor recreation. A visit to historic Glenwood Springs will take guests back in time to enjoy all of the amenities that were formerly reserved for the well-to-do.

Explore all of the things to do, learn and see in Glenwood Springs; there is something for everyone and a new adventure to be had every day!

Feb 26

The Local Wild Life

Nature’s diverse creatures thrive in and around Glenwood Springs. Deer range through neighborhoods, herds of elk recline in meadows, and eagles soar above Glenwood’s riverways looking for their next meal. Catching a glimpse of these and other local wildlife is easier if visitors know where to look and how to behave in the presence of these magnificent animals. Follow these tips of optimal wildlife viewing.

Always follow these tips from the White River National Forest when viewing the area wildlife:

  • Observe animals from a safe distance.
  • Move slowly and casually, not directly at wildlife.
  • Never chase or harass wildlife.
  • Leave pets at home.
  • Respect others who are viewing the same animals.
  • Do not feed wild animals.
  • Respect private property.Learn More here