Glenwood Canyon

Local nameGlenwood Canyon
LocationColorado, USA

Glenwood Canyon is a rugged scenic 12.5 mi canyon on the Colorado River in western Colorado in the United States. Its walls climb as high as 1,300 feet above the Colorado River. It is the largest such canyon on the Upper Colorado. The canyon, which has historically provided the routes of railroads and highways through western Colorado, currently furnishes the routes of Interstate 70 and the Central Corridor between Denver and Grand Junction. The canyon stretches from near Dotsero, where the Colorado receives the Eagle River, downstream in a west-southwest direction to just east of Glenwood Springs, on the mouth of the Roaring Fork. Most of the canyon is in Garfield County, with the upper portion near Dotsero lying in Eagle County.

In 1906, the canyon provided the route of the Taylor State Road, a gravel road that was the first route for automobiles through the Colorado Rockies. The canyon also provided the route for the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad in the late 19th century.

Tags Scenic RouteDriveCanyonTrailHiking & Camping
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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenwood_Canyon

Official site http://www.visitglenwood.com/things-to-do/glenwood-canyon

Address I-70 E, 81601, United States

Coordinates 39°36'17.902" N -107°9'22.045" E

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