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Linwood Cemetery

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Address: Glenwood Springs, CO

Burial place of gangster, gambler and dentist, Doc Holiday.

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Good hike

It was a good hike up to the cemetery. A nice historical venture. Doc's grave had some interesting reading.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It's a pretty steep climb but you're fairly warned. There are benches along the way for resting and taking in the views. Cemetery plots from the 1800s-1900s.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

If the historic value doesn't get you, the views overlooking the town will! The trail is about 1/2 mile, but you will feel the elevation. Enjoyed the ribbon tree on way up, don't know it's story. Wonder how they got the dead up to the cemetery?

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

It was a good hike up to the cemetery. A nice historical venture. Doc's grave had some interesting reading.

Thank heathere728
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Upward hike on trail, trying to deal with altitude headaches. Would recommend going earlier in the day as the sun was hotter than I expected and I got sunburn on back of my neck (not expected in September). Small breeze at the top helped. Definitely not exciting for little ones and would definitely hold their hands up as there is... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

well we were told to hike up here but after a very short time the hiking trail just ends at the cemetery. the "highlight" there was kid curry, a bandit who is buried on the potter field. we were pretty much confused...

Thank sarahluni
Carrollton, tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is a dusty trail, with loose rocks. This is a neat cemetery, of course, with Doc Holliday being buried here. The trail up has no railing, so just be cautious if you have smaller kids, keep them on the inside of you. Mine were very tempted to try to go toward the outside lane and I didn't want them... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Went up to see Doc Holliday's Grave ... a bit more then an easy walk but not a hike. Easy for a family

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

it is a classic old pioneer cemetery a lot of history to be explored some touching sites with a wishing tree from a young cancer patient

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The walk up is steep, but there are places to stop and rest and enjoy the views. Once at the cemetery, I love walking around and seeing all the different headstones and family names. There are a couple of headstones of men who served in the civil war...but they are off the main path, so be sure to explore. Most... More 

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Riverdale, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

I'm a bit of a Old West history buff so I loved this place. Some of the reviews complain about the hike. They should be ashamed of themselves, it's less than. 5 miles. It is up hill but so worth it. Great Old boot Hill cemetery. Has not been in use since the 1920"s. Teaches a great history lesson. Not... More 

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