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Vote for Glenwood in Round 2 of Best Town contest

Randy Essex

Glenwood Springs won its first-round matchup in Outside Magazine’s tournament to determine the Best Town in the United States.

Now it’s time to step up the game.

After trouncing Victor, Idaho, (near Jackson Hole, Wyoming) by nearly three votes to one, the city now squares off against Whitefish, Montana, which got more first-round votes in its win over Fort Bragg, California, than did Glenwood.

Outside Magazine is partnering with outdoor apparel company Toad&Co to find the best town in the United States. Over a period of six weeks, Outside’s readers will narrow an initial bracket of 64 towns down to one winner: the kind of place with top-notch restaurants, vibrant farmers’ markets, friendly neighborhoods, and unparalleled access to hiking and biking trails. In short, the perfect jumping-off point for adventure.

Voting in Round 2 began this weekend at; Outside’s Best Town will be revealed on Aug. 1.

After the close of voting and prior to the Best Towns September issue editorial feature, Outside will profile various towns within the final bracket. Outside will feature the final 16 towns in its September 2015 issue.

Some of the competition seems tough: Santa Fe, Flagstaff, Hilo and Pagosa Springs. Other towns seem a little puzzling, none more so than Detroit and Houston. Glenwood Springs may be outnumbered, but its history suggests that it’s a legitimate contender.

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