Linwood Cemetery
Linwood Cemetery
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Burial place of gangster, gambler and dentist, Doc Holiday.
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A.Casey
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Pretty overlook on the way. it’s uphill the entire way there. You can stop at a few spots to sit or admire to scenery. We drove from Denver on a Sunday- the traffic was terrible coming back. Not sure if I’d drive 2.5 hrs again to see it for 10 minutes, but if you’re in the area or passing by, surely it should be on your list. We made a few other stops on the way back to Denver.
Written 14 August 2023
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Linwood Cemetary in Glenwood Springs, CO in May, 2002. It is a 1/2 mile trek up the mountain so be prepared for a more rigorous walk.

The cemetary is spooky with iron fences around the unkempt graves.

It isn't known exactly where Doc Holliday is buried in the cemetary but there is a marker stating that he is buried "somewhere" in the cemetary. It also states that he died in bed.

We thought it was a fun jaunt. However, I wouldn't make my destination Glenwood Springs for just that reason. I would see it if I were in the area.
Written 14 June 2002
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jesse58
Falcon, CO67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My great grandfathers are buried there so every couple years we stop by and walk up the 1/4 mile or so trail to the graves including miners killed in area mines and Doc Holiday. It is a strenous walk straight up the hill and therefore those with medical conditions should be aware of that. There is also no water on top so you have to bring that with you.The Altitude will also affect your walk if you are not used to it. But I have found each grave tells a story .
Written 13 July 2006
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FLTraveler88
Sarasota, FL336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Most people climb the mountain to the Cemetery to see Doc Holliday's grave. In fact, it's great theater as no one really knows where Doc is buried. (Make a visit to the Visitor Center and speak with Suzy Alcott for the real story of where he's buried.) Nonetheless, tourists have contributed to the grave site by leaving playing cards, including winning hands, small bottles of liquor, trinkets and other such things. See photo.
More interesting are the stories implied in the other grave markers - the "pride and joy" baby boy who died a week after his birth. The sisters who died close together. The large families and generations marked in other plots.
For us, the best part of this steep hike (take water - rest often) was seeing Annie's Tree.
A local girl named Annie developed cancer at age 21. Each day she climbed the mtn. One day, tired and exhausted she sat next to a tree that was clinging to life - it's roots embedded around rocks and holding on for dear life. Annie was inspired seeing the tree and she vowed, like the tree, she too would cling to life. She tied a ribbon from hair around the tree roots. Thirty years later, Annie is still alive.
Since then, the tree has inspired thousands on their walk. They bring baby bottles, ribbons, hopes and desires and tie their dreams onto the tree. Annie's Tree is half way up the hike and worth the inspiration. See photo attached. Go silently. Consider the hopes and wishes of all those who left their dreams in bits of ribbon and trinkets.
Written 15 August 2018
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janeinlaguna
Laguna Beach, CA190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
If you have any interest in history (not just Doc Holliday) it is well worth the walk up the hill to explore this pioneer cemetery. There is a brochure available at the kiosk as you enter the lower section (Potters Field is uphill) that explains the lives and roles that some of those buried here played in the history of Glenwood Springs. Looking at the dates on the gravestones is a poignant reminder of how hard life was, even for the relatively well off.

If you make the trek because of Doc, also considering reading Doc, by Mary Doria Russell. A wonderful book that puts his life in context. Also note that he was most likely buried in the Potters Field section and the memorial marker was erected later in the lower section with the best view of town.

Do carry water, especially if the weather is warm. There are a few benches along the trail.
Written 11 October 2013
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Pete_CO_Skier
Madison, WI1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
I was skiing the Aspen area the first week of April in 2006. I rented a house in Glenwood Springs very close to the cemetery. At the time I had no idea the cemetery nor Doc's tombstone was there. One day we arrived back at the rental fairly early on a warm sunny afternoon. We wondered what was up on the hill near the house and noticed a walking path. We walked up it (5 minutes) and came upon the very interesting historic Linwood Cemetery. Totally by accident one of the first graves we came across was that of John Henry "Doc" Holliday". No one else was around. Lots of folks had recently paid homage to Doc. There were cigars, almost empty bottles of bourbon, a royal flush fanned out held down by a shot glass, a few .44 caliber rounds and lots of other trinkets neatly arranged around his tombstone to pay homage to the man. It was very interesting.

I did a little investigating through the years - and if you're a betting person as Doc was - the odds are better than 50/50 that Doc's tuberculosis ravaged body was exhumed from this cemetery at the request of his wealthy father around 1900 and returned to his beloved Georgia. Current living relatives refuse to give the ok to exhume his mother's and Doc's "secret" grave in Georgia to prove once and for all through mitochondrial DNA if Doc's body was returned to Georgia.
Written 14 March 2018
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dbl60
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA267 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
The cemetery is simply at the top of a hill. It is less than a mile, but a little bit of a haul. However when you get to the top it is well worth it. You have an amazing view of Glenwood Springs. The cemetery is a great depiction of the era, Doc Holiday and Kid Curry are buried here. They have a marker for Doc, but it is not necessarily where he is buried. Still a great venture.
Written 10 November 2015
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stormy1381
Denver, CO26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Couples
Interesting but would have liked to see more historical facts posted than the 2 signs. CAUTION!!!!! We encountered a bear on the way up there Sept 13.
Written 15 September 2014
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ostan14
Province of Leinster, Ireland320 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
A visit here is slightly thought provoking, so sad seeing all the grave headstones of early settlers who died so young, many so far from home. The graveyard is a little overgrown, but I think it adds to the experience.

Walk up gives great views of the city.
Written 15 May 2014
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markb727
Merritt Island, Florida27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Family
The walk up to the cemetery is a little steep but only for about four tenths of a mile. It is paved part of the way and the other is packed dirt so the walking is easy. The tombstones are well marked and easy to find with signs leading the way. My seven year old got tired but he made it up to the graves without having to rest. There are benches along the trrail incase you need to stop. There is a tree of life along the way where local high school students have put ribbons ona tree for choosing life over abortion.
Written 22 June 2013
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