Nearby Storm King Mountain Memorial Trail is a 3.5 mile loop trail located just outside of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. This is a great trail for people looking for peace as it isn’t as busy as other nearby day hikes. This is also more difficult than other nearby trails, so the faint of heart should probably find a different path.
The Storm King Trail is a memorial to the 14 firefighters who were tragically killed fighting a wildfire on Storm King Mountain July 6, 1994. There is a lovely memorial to those men and women.
The trail is best used from April until November. Feel free to bring your doggos, but make sure to keep them on a leash! For more info, feel free to ask one of the helpful associates at Factory Outdoor.
Distance: 3.5 miles
Doc Holiday Grave Trail
This short hike is located very near downtown and great for families, people with pets and history buffs alike.
Come see the resting place of the famed old west gunfighter (and dentist) Doc Holliday while breaking a small sweat. This hike is accessible year round and a must-do next time you’re in the Glenwood Springs area.
Distance: .7 miles
The Roaring Fork River is located nearby Glenwood Springs and offers fun for rafters of every experience level. The lower section of the Roaring Fork River extends from Carbondale to Glenwood Springs and offers a range of Class I, II and III whitewater rapids. For rafting or to kayak, you can launch boats under the intersection of Highways 82 and 133.
This section of water features breathtaking vistas of Mount Sopris and the Roaring Fork Valley. For more adventure, rafters can continue all the way to Two Rivers Park. There, you’ll find a convenient boat ramp at the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers. There are a number of great local outfitters, who would be more than happy to set you up with a guided trip down one of Colorado’s finest stretch of water.
Need additional help? Don’t hesitate to pop into Factory Outdoor to talk with one of our helpful associates.