Glenwood Springs is a wonderful vacation destination for the outdoors enthusiast. This town is located about 45 miles north of Aspen and 60 miles west of Vail. Some of the best ski resorts in the country are located within 60 miles of Glenwood Springs. From spring through fall, fly fishermen take advantage of the Gold Medal waters that flow through this town. Two rivers, the Colorado River and Roaring Fork River, converge in Glenwood Springs. The Frying Pan River and Gunnison River are close enough to plan a day trip to.
*In the February 2008 issue of Field and Stream, they ranked Glenwood Springs as the #1 fishing town in the country.
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|Glenwood Springs, CO||Points||Points Possible|
|Ability to catch a lot of fish||2||2|
|Ability to catch trophy fish||1.75||2|
|Good for multiple species of fish||1||1|
|Guides & Charters available||1||1|
|Quality lodging options||1||1|
|Businesses such as boat storage, rentals, repair, outfitters, etc.||1||1|
|Overly Crowded||0||Minus 1|
|Overly Expensive||0||Minus 1|
|Highest Score Possible||10|