Glenwood Springs

67°F
Current Population
9,883
Elevation Level
5762 ft

About Glenwood Springs

The city of Glenwood Springs is the most populous city in Garfield County. It is situated in the Glenwood Canyon in Western Colorado. Glenwood Springs was named the “Most Fun Town in America” by Randy McNally and USA Today in 2011. 

Glenwood Springs is located at the joining of the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers. Known for its hot springs and family friendly atmosphere at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, it is the perfect place for a family. 

Glenwood’s unique downtown district offers visitors shopping, dining in over 60 restaurants, and massage and spa treatments to relax after an eventful day of exploring all Glenwood Springs has to offer. 

Explore Glenwood Springs

Entertainment & Culture

Glenwood Spring’s unique downtown district offers visitors shopping, dining in over 60 restaurants, and massage and spa treatments to relax after an eventful day of exploring all Glenwood Springs has to offer. 
 

  • Glenwood Hot Springs Resort features the world’s largest hot springs pool, where you can relax your mind and body in soothing mineral waters. 
  • Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is the only mountain top theme park in America. Featuring thrill rides at an elevation of 1,300 feet above the Colorado River, cave tours, restaurants, kids’ activities, and special events. 
  • Sunlight Mountain Resort is Glenwood Springs's local ski area which has 67 trails and more than 680 skiable acres. 
  • Yampah Spa the Hot Springs and Vapor Caves use hot mineral waters, naturally high in zinc, Sulphur, potassium, and 30 other minerals, to provide a day spa that exceeds all expectations.

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Popular Restaurants

Glenwood Springs has a wide selection of dining options that feature local Colorado dishes like Colorado trout and Hanging Lake Honey Ale. Discover the vibrant mix of restaurants, cafes, bars and breweries in Glenwood Springs!

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Parks

Glenwood Springs is well known for its hot springs. And for a good reason, Glenwood Springs is home to many hot springs. Glenwood Hot Springs Resort is considered the world's largest mineral hot spring pool and just downstream you can find even more hot springs along the Colorado River. 

Glenwood Springs also has some desirable hiking trails like Hanging Lake, located in Glenwood Canyon. Hanging Lake is a National Natural Landmark and is frequently referred to as one of Colorado's most beautiful hikes!   

And don't forget about the rafting! Enjoy whitewater rafting down Glenwood Canyon or on the Roaring Fork River. 
 

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About the Community

Glenwood Springs Elementary School

Summary
  • District Roaring Fork School District No. Re-1
  • Phone (970) 384-5450
  • Address 915 SCHOOL ST
  • County Garfield County
  • Grade KN - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 520
  • Student Teacher Ratio 14

Glenwood Springs High School

Summary
  • District Roaring Fork School District No. Re-1
  • Phone (970) 384-5555
  • Address 1521 GRAND AVE
  • County Garfield County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -5% to -10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 887
  • Student Teacher Ratio 16

Glenwood Springs Middle School

Summary
  • District Roaring Fork School District No. Re-1
  • Phone (970) 384-5500
  • Address 120 SOCCER FIELD RD
  • County Garfield County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -10% to -15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 480
  • Student Teacher Ratio 15

Riverview School

Summary
  • District
  • Phone
  • Address (unavailable)
  • County
  • Grade -
  • Instructional Level
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct
  • Total Reported Enrollment
  • Student Teacher Ratio

Sopris Elementary School

Summary
  • District Roaring Fork School District No. Re-1
  • Phone (970) 384-5400
  • Address 1150 MOUNT SOPRIS DR
  • County Garfield County
  • Grade PK - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 400
  • Student Teacher Ratio 12

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 9,883
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 11,168
Households
  • Total Households 3,905
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 4,419
  • Average Size of Household 2.00
  • Households With Children 1,016

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 17.93
  • Avg Jan Low Temp 13.20
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 51.90
  • Avg Jan High Temp 36.00
  • Avg Jul High Temp 89.10
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 119
  • Air Pollution Index 73
  • Earthquake Index 82
  • Hail Index 13
  • Tornado Index 1
  • Wind Index 20

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1974
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 92
  • Health Care Cost 98
  • Transportation Cost 103