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Geology of Glenwood Springs, Colorado

By July 29, 2013

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glenwood springs coloradoI first visited the interesting locality of Glenwood Springs in 2010, not knowing much about it. But after I went over my photos from the trip and learned some of the remarkable facts about this longtime resort area, I'm determined to return and poke around a little deeper. I hope this photo gallery will inspire you to visit as well.
Town of Glenwood Springs in Roaring Fork River valley — Geology Guide photo


May 3, 2011 at 3:53 am
(1) Karen says:

Thank you for the lovely gallery. Clearly, a place worth a visit!

May 3, 2011 at 10:15 am
(2) Jude says:

I’m a native who lives 28 miles away. Next time you visit, here are other geological areas of interest: East of Glenwood Springs: Glenwood Canyon, Hanging Lake, Dotsero Volcano–I-70 cuts right through the path of the volcano. South of Glenwood Springs: Marble, road to Paonia (frequent landslides), road to Aspen (shale bluffs with frequent landslides). West of Glenwood Springs: Grand Hogback, coal seam fires (burning mountain near New Castle which has burned since the 1890s), Rifle Arch, Rifle Mountain Park (limestone caves and box canyons), Flattops with many natural (and man-made) lakes, including the amazing Trapper’s Lake. Bookcliffs (Roan Cliffs) made of oil shale. Site of Rulison nuclear tests in the 1970s. So it isn’t just Glenwood Springs with its hot springs–the whole area is fairly fascinating (says the native).

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