Glenwood Canyon
Glenwood Canyon
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This geological formation was created from the waters of the Colorado River.
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jrcoale
Bella Vista, AR7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Although we were staying an hour away from Glenwood Canyon, we had been told not to miss it. It ended up being the highlight of our trip! There's an awesome bike trail that follows the floor of the canyon, but we didn't have our bikes with us. We began with a drive through the canyon, then back again, marveling at the awesome scenery. Capping off our visit was the best hike we had during our one-week stay in Colorado.... Hanging Lake & Spouting Rock. Phenomenal!!!! Cant say enough about it. Do NOT miss this hike, nor the beautiful splendor of the canyon itself.
Written June 18, 2018
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MMasumoto
Scottsdale, AZ75 contributions
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Jul 2014 • Friends
Our 2-weeks road trip of Colorado and New Mexico gave us an opportunity to see and visit some of the most beautiful sites of both states. One of the most wonderful experiences was driving a 12-miles stretch of highway I-70 through Glenwood Canyon. Driving along the Colorado River and seeing the most magnificent canyon walls was breathtaking. There is not a single adjective that can describe this natural wonder.

We drove east on the highway in our way to Grand Lake. This direction provides the most exciting views of the Colorado River and the canyon walls. The river was calm and busy with rafters enjoying the sunny day. There are multiple stops where you can pull out, take photographs, and enjoy the beauty of this canyon.

This was one of the highlights of our trip. In our next visit we will drive this stretch of highway in both directions. Yes, this is must do at least one time in your life.
Written August 13, 2014
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MoJoTours
Scotland, UK407 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
Glenwood canyon is a twelve mile stretch of the interstate 70 from exit 116 to exit 128 just east of Glenwood Springs. Driving through the bottom of the canyon on the interstate you can see snow capped mountains (even in the summer), the Colorado river with and without rapids and most likely some rafters on the river, the main Amtrack line running alongside the foot of the mountains, several tunnels carved through the mountain and high mountain ridges way above you. Most other reviews say driving west is better as the road is on a higher level. We actually preferred the drive east as you see more of the river and are nearer it! Best advice is drive the road in both directions as it is really spectacular either way
The great thing is the number of rest areas along the route. Be sure to come off at each one as you get the opportunity to take more time seeing the views.
Written July 2, 2014
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ArtPhemister
Chattanooga, TN385 contributions
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Apr 2021 • Couples
There is a nice walking and bike path through most of Glenwood Canyon. While much of it follows I-70, some of the trail winds away from the road for more peaceful and nature filled walk. You feel amazingly small as you walk near the Colorado River deep in the canyon. Very enjoyable!
Written April 24, 2021
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sleepybexhill
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK1,494 contributions
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Sep 2018 • Couples
Having driven up and down the canyon we did a couple of walks. First stop in the morning was the Grizzly Creek rest stop - you can access this from east or west. We walked west and had a plenty of sun to light up the canyon. There is also a good hike up the creek. We then drove up to the Hanging Lake rest area - only accessible from the west. We needed to wait a few minutes for a parking spot, but people are always leaving. By then it was sunny there as well. Climb up to the lake if you want to stretch your legs!
Written September 28, 2018
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Gmil420
Kailua-Kona, HI90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
Driving out of Glenwood Springs toward Vail is very impressive as you drive through this canyon on beautiful infrastructure. The highway winds its way through the canyon at high speed. In order to view and enjoy it , it was a pleasant break to stop at the Grizzly exit - about 6 miles in the canyon- and take a walk along the raging Colorado river and up the Grizzly creek trail. There are many other exits in the canyon but avoid the hanging lake exit as it is almost impossible to park and hike due to the crowd.
Written August 21, 2018
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14Art14Trout
Scottsdale, AZ214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
It may seem odd to give a five star review to a drive on an interstate highway but the views from I-70 through the Glenwood Canyon are breathtaking. The walls of the canyon come right down to the edge of the road and the Colorado River borders the other side. Everywhere you look is something eye-popping. The railroad tracks hug the river and it is amazing to see a train disappear into a tunnel carved into the side of a mountain. How the road was constructed is a real feat of engineering. The west bound lanes seem to be hanging from the side of the mountain while the east bound lanes are cantilevered over the banks of the river. Just amazing! And there is the added bonus of going through a couple of tunnels. There are a number of places where you can stop to take time to enjoy the views and the sound of the rushing water of the river. Great drive.
Written July 8, 2017
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Thistledew4u
Minnesota City, MN14 contributions
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Aug 2015
An incredible drive - not to be missed. The rock formations rise up all around, creating a cathedral-like feeling. Below you, the river sparkles and colorful rafts bob along rapids or glide smoothly along calm stretches. We enjoyed passing through the mountains via the tunnels - a unique experience for us flat-landers! Just know that there are no real places to turn around, so check the map to be sure of your route/destination.
Written August 7, 2015
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Denise K
Cincinnati, OH479 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
This part of I-70 is absolutely beautiful. The road was just attached to the canyon walls in parts. Westbound was on top, then eastbound, the river, then the train tracks on the other side. There are 2-3 tunnels too. We traveled this pulling our 37' fifth wheel. We did not have any trouble at all. I hope I get to pass through here again some day!
Written June 13, 2014
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unclelouie
New Ulm, MN1,325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Family
As you drive west from Denver along I-70 you will eventually drive through the Glenwood Canyon. It's just before you reach the city of Glenwood Springs and lasts for a few miles. It is the same Colorado River that flows many miles later through the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
It was such a beautiful drive that we when we reached Glenwood Springs we drove back through it to see if from the other direction and then drove it again to go farther west. Considering I-70 goes through the Rockies and this canyon I think I-70 west from Denver must be the most beautiful interstate in the country.
On our second loop through the canyon we stopped at one place where you could pull off the road. There were a couple of parking areas and you could walk and see the Colorado up close and do a bit of hiking. There were restrooms also.
It's beautiful and worth a look. Don't be napping during those last miles before reaching Glenwood Springs.
Written September 26, 2013
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