Glenwood Springs, Colorado

img_1538Garfield County Seat, Glenwood Springs, was incorporated in 1885 and is home to about 10,000 happy people. Originally known as Defiance, the town is located at the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers. The wife of town founder Isaac Cooper convinced the residents to change the name to that of her hometown of Glenwood, Iowa.img_1528Large Courthouse compleximg_1530Gunfighter, gambler and dentist Doc Holliday died here Nov. 8 1887 and is buried in the town’s Pioneer Cemetery.img_1559I took a drive up the awesome Frying Pan River Road for great scenery and several random squash marking the way. I received a different suggestion from each person I spoke with about my burger option’s. An indication of how great this town is. I chose the Colorado Ranch House, located at the base of the bridge.img_1548Colorado Ranch House, unassuming yet very inviting.img_1550I was greeted warmly and quickly. I ordered the CoRH signature burger with the house made chips. I have come to expect fairly pedestrian burgers on this quest and love it when I am blown out of the water!  Fresh hand pressed Colorado beef, bacon, caramelized onions, cheese, fresh produce, awesome bun and a sauce that is the best burger sauce I have ever had. OK, I am not going to go on and on but usually caramelized onions, aren’t, meat ordered medium rare, isn’t and special sauce aint so special. Not true at the Colorado Ranch House, Great Burger, Awesome Staff, can’t wait to come back.

2 thoughts on “Glenwood Springs, Colorado

  1. Mr. Burger, I am very impressed with your ability to wax poetic on cheeseburgers after all this time. I love the little bits of history, photos of courthouses (and pumpkins), and your dedication to the mission.


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