Colorado Recruiting Zone - Glenwood Springs


Glenwood Springs Highlights

  • Incorporated in 1885
  • Featured in Great Towns of America
  • Ranked #4 in the Nation by The Best Small Towns of America


  • Population: 9.053
  • Median Age: 36
  • Land Area: 4.8 square miles
  • County: Garfield

Environmental Attractions

  • Home to the largest mineral hot springs pool in the world
  • 6 world class ski resorts within 60 miles
  • 14 developed parks totaling over 40 acres and over 4000 acres of open space

Fun Facts

  • Doc Holliday, a Wild West legend from the O.K. Corral gunfight, spent the final months of his life in Glenwood Springs and is buried in the town's original cemetery above Bennett Avenue.

Arts & Culture

  • The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts hosts a variety of events from quality art shows, informal coffee houses and poetry readings, to community concerts, dance performances and much more. A variety of classes, seminars and workshops are always available.
  • Year-round sounds of classical music are offered by Symphony in the Valley. The community orchestra is composed of more than 57 musicians ranging in age from 15 to 85 who travel from as far away as Vail and Rangely for the opportunity to make music for appreciative audiences. The Symphony plays three to four concerts throughout the year in various valley-wide locations.

Major Employers

  • Valley View Hospital Association
  • Roaring Fork Transportation Authority
  • Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge and Pool, Inc.
  • Glenwood Properties, Inc.
  • Yenter Companies, Inc.
  • H. Robert Brokering

Economic Development

  • Since it is the retail hub for Garfield County, the center of construction for the bustling Colorado Western Slope, the County Seat, and home to the main campus of Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs has a variety of employment opportunities in the service, recreation, retail and professional sectors as well as in government, construction, and education.
  • Glenwood Springs offers a City Sales Tax Rebate to qualifying local businesses.