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Address: Glenwood Springs, CO

Located where the Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers intersect.

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Visit the confluence!

The valley is beautiful any time of year. The forest growth coming from the red rocks is an excellent backdrop for pictures. Explore the hills via 4x4 or foot or ski, the beauty... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The valley is beautiful any time of year. The forest growth coming from the red rocks is an excellent backdrop for pictures. Explore the hills via 4x4 or foot or ski, the beauty doesn't end. My favorite thing to do here is to walk down to the confluence of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River and enjoy the... More 

Thank Mike M
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

My 25 year-old daughter, her boyfriend and I did an all day (6 hour) whitewater rafting trip with the first leg being from Carbondale to Glenwood Springs in the Roaring Fork River. The river and valley scenery was gorgeous with 13,000' snowcapped Mt. Sopris in the distance much of the way. We saw Blue Herron rookeries and several Bald Eagles... More 

Thank dingels75
Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

The Roaring Fork Valley has so many beautiful spots to see and places to visit. Camping, hiking, off-roading, fishing, history, old buildings and wildlife! One of the best times to visit is in the fall when the aspen leaves are changing. True Colorado beauty!

Thank Wyldecamp
Harpers Ferry, WV
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Just wait until you drive through Glenwood Canyon to reach Glenwood Springs. Its fantastic. Of course, when you drive toward Carbondale, you meet Mt. Sopris, a remarkable mountain. Take a trip up the Crystal River, too.

Thank AeOVA
Boulder, Colorado
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38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

This valley has everything to offer for everyone wanting to experience Colorado. High end/low end - it's all here. The scenery is world class and the variety of towns as you head up the valley have something for everyone. For people who love the outdoors, this is paradise!

Thank LP303
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

We rode the valley on bicycles from Aspen to Glenwood. Rio Grande Trail was awesome, 42 miles seemed a breeze. Detour took us past Woody Creek Tavern, that was cool!!! Caught the Roaring Fork Transportation bus in Glenwood, rode bus for 2 hours and got off in Aspen.

1 Thank HeidiAnneSnow
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

Any time of year! My favourite is summer...shhhh. Be sure to stop in basalts downtown. So quaint and anericana at its best.

Thank angiegws
Portland, Oregon
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We took a drive from Glenwood Springs toward Aspen on Rte 82, through the town of Carbondale and out into the valley. The scenery is just stunning and we would have gone further given more time. There is also a biking/walking trail that goes along the creek and road. They look toward impressive Mt Sopris and the Maroon Bells at... More 

Thank Julie K
Denver, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

If you have a couple of hours I highly recommend you take a drive through the Roaring Fork Valley. Stop along the way and enjoy any number of scenic overlooks or hiking trails!

1 Thank Amy C
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

I am into my 41st year of an ongoing love affair with this marvelous place. Where to start? Everywhere you look, it's beautiful. There are 4 directions in the RFV: Flat Tops, canyon, Red Mountain/Storm King and Sopris. Forget NSEW. The Flat Tops are like the Mama Mountain, often cradling her cloud babies, and crowned in fields of wild flowers... More 

2 Thank TnBsMom

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