I had no idea how far Doc Holliday’s Grave was from Hotel Colorado (which is where we stayed during our trip to GWS). We had asked around and the guy said “oh, just take 12th street and it’s up about 5 blocks”. Okay, ya, that is where the trail to the grave site begins. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE hiking, but I wasn’t prepared and brought horrible shoes with me. We went to the site in February right after a few days of snow. The site was muddy and icy and it was like trying to climb UP an ice skating rink – I am not exaggerating, it was THAT slippery. I had to hang onto the bushes and reeds of plants to make my way up/down from the cemetery. I would have liked to go up on better prepared – because we had already walked to the trail I figured I would go for the climb. In all honesty, any other time and the hike would have been a piece of cake, but it was really slippery (I can’t emphasize that enough). And because it took so long to get to the top, we only had time to make it to the grave, take a photo and then walk back. I didn’t realize that there really isn’t a grave site for Doc Holliday – it’s only a memorial headstone that is dedicated to him followed by a plaque that says “here is a memorial dedicated to Doc Holliday, who is buried somewhere in this cemetery”. Apparently, records of the actual location of the grave have been lost ages ago. Great place to visit for those history enthusiasts.
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