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Welcome to Glenwood Springs ...

The city of Glenwood Springs is located in Garfield County<1> and is the County Seat for Garfield County.

A typical abbreviation for Glenwood Springs: Glenwood Spgs. (or less commonly used: Glenwood Spngs. or Glenwood Sprngs.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Glenwood Springs has a population of 10,032 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Glenwood Springs, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated September 4, 1885.

Glenwood Springs is 5,840 feet [1,780 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Glenwood Springs is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Glenwood Springs lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Glenwood Springs lies within the (970) area code.

The ZIP codes for Glenwood Springs: 81601-81602<4>

Websites for Glenwood Springs ...

Official Website:   www.ci.glenwood-springs.co.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.glenwoodchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Glenwood Springs had an population of 10,032 people. This is an increase of 4.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.68% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Glenwood Springs had a population of 9,614 people (which is 17.05% of the total population of Garfield County). This makes Glenwood Springs the county's most populous community.

The population of Glenwood Springs represents 0.19% of the total population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 46th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,614 people, the population of Glenwood Springs increased 24.28% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,736 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Glenwood Springs.

Communities near Glenwood Springs ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Glenwood Springs.

  • Carbondale (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
    • Carbondale lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Glenwood Springs and is located in Garfield County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,729 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carbondale<6>
  • New Castle (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
    • New Castle lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Glenwood Springs and is located in Garfield County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,962 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<6>
  • Basalt (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basalt
    • Basalt lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Glenwood Springs and is located in Eagle County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,183 people
    • Former names for Basalt:
    • Aspen Junction
    • Fryingpan Town
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basalt
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Basalt<6>
  • Silt (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silt
    • Silt lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Glenwood Springs and is located in Garfield County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,109 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silt have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silt
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silt<6>
  • Carbonate (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbonate
    • Carbonate was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Glenwood Springs and is located in Garfield County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbonate have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Chacra (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chacra
    • Chacra lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Glenwood Springs and is located in Garfield County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chacra
  • El Jebel (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Gypsum (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gypsum
    • Gypsum lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the east of Glenwood Springs and is located in Eagle County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,304 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gypsum
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gypsum<6>
  • Snowmass (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
  • Redstone (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Glenwood Springs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Glenwood Springs.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Glenwood Springs. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Glenwood Springs.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Glenwood Springs. Our list includes 38 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Glenwood Springs.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Glenwood Springs ...

Looking for more information about Glenwood Springs? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Glenwood Springs, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Glenwood Springs.

Adding Glenwood Springs to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Glenwood Springs in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Glenwood Springs was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Glenwood Springs on our Genealogy Page.

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About Garfield County

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The official website for Glenwood Springs: www.ci.glenwood-springs.co.us/

The official website for Garfield County: www.garfield-county.com/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Garfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Glenwood Springs.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Glenwood Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Glenwood Springs). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Glenwood Springs or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Glenwood Springs includes: 81601 & 81602.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Glenwood Springs) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Glenwood Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glenwood SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenwood Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5379, Longitude: -107.3250    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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