Colorful Colorado: Carving out a new career Garfield County

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GARFIELD COUNTY, COLO. — Beyond the cathedral like hilltops that bless the outskirts of rural Garfield County is a piece of land with a piece of mind.

The wood carver

Most of its residents consider it a sanctuary; a quiet community with little to no noise. That is, until Joe Wenal starts working.

“When I’m carving it’s not too quiet,” said Wenal as he fired up his chainsaw.

The former military man found his calling later in life. Wenal was living in Upstate New York at the time when grew interested in wood carving.

A few years later, he moved out to Colorado to pursue a new career in wood carving. To see Wenal’s full story, watch Kevin Torres’ chapter of ‘Colorful Colorado’ featuring the artist.

You can also check out Wenal’s Facebook page.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

A favorite thing for visitors and residents of Glenwood Springs has always been to visit the hot springs. There are plenty of pools around, but the oldest and biggest is by far the Glenwood Hot Springs. In fact, it touts itself as the world’s largest outdoor mineral hot springs pool. It was created in 1888.

Also, if you’re looking for some adventure - make sure to check out the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park! From Rocky Mountain Roller Coasters to a swing that’ll take you 1,300 feet above the Colorado River, there’s plenty to do!