Elevation: 5,746 feet above sea level
Location: Glenwood Springs is 160 miles west of Denver and 90 miles east of Grand Junction via Interstate 70. Either direction, it’s a beautiful drive through the scenic Western Slope or Glenwood Canyon.
Climate: At 5,746 feet, Glenwood Springs enjoys an Alpine climate with virtually no humidity in the summer and very mild winters.
Annual Average Tempertures:
80 degrees – SUMMER (June-August)
60-70 degrees – FALL (September-October)
30-40 degrees – WINTER (December-March)
60-70 degrees – SPRING (April-May)
18” ANNUAL PRECIPITATION
250” AVERAGE SNOWFALL at Sunlight Mountain Resort
GLENWOOD SPRINGS HAS BEEN NAMED:
Incorporated on February 10, 1883, Garfield County, Colorado, is named after the 20th President of the United States, James A. Garfield. Born in Ohio on November 19, 1831, Garfield is a very appropriate namesake for a county as diverse as this. Diverse in his background, interests and profession, some part of his life is likely to inspire everyone.
Garfield County is one of the largest counties in Colorado, incorporating nearly 3,000 square miles on the western boundary of the state. The county has more than doubled in population since 1985 and is projected to double in size again by 2040. With this continual population increase and growth pressure comes many transitions within each of the six incorporated communities, as well as changes seen at a countywide level.
With a county that is rapidly changing, it is important to track its physical, social and economic factors, in order to give a general indication of where the county has been, as well as where it will likely go. Information of this nature can be helpful, not only for county and municipal governments, but also for those thinking of starting a business, relocating to the area, or for residents curious about the baseline information about where they live.
Click here to view Garfield County Community Profile.
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