When you think of Colorado hot springs, you probably think of Glenwood Springs. But what you might not know is that Glenwood Springs sits atop a geologic hot spot: a spot where the heat of the Earth’s interior warms water before it emerges beneath Iron Mountain. It’s this Earth-warmed, mineral-packed water that’s made this little town so sought after.
Come soak for yourself at these three peaceful springs, two of which are just steps from our hotel.
The crown jewel of Glenwood’s hot springs scene, the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool is the largest naturally heated pool in the world. The Yampah Hot Springs pours more than 3.5 million gallons of 125-degree water out of the ground every single day. When it enters the therapeutic small pool, complete with massage chairs and benches, it’s cooled to a stress-melting 104 degrees — then cooled further to a balmy 94 degrees in the 30,000-square-foot family pool.
The Spa of the Rockies right inside the grounds features full spa services, with special offers for kids and teens too! Whether you want to swim laps, splash around with the kids in the all-new Sopris Splash Zone, or simply sit and let the knots in your muscles dissolve in the heat, Glenwood Hot Springs Pool is the cure for what ails you.
For a smaller, more intimate environment, Iron Mountain Hot Springs is right down the road less than a mile from us. Sixteen individual pools are filled with mineral-rich waters, ranging from 98 to 108 degrees so you can experience the exact soak to fit your preferences.
Nearby is the large family pool with a soaking tub located just above it, so parents can relax while their little ones splash around. There’s also a restaurant and bar with lunch, snacks, and drinks to make your hot springs experience as enjoyable as possible.
In use for more than a century, the vapor caves allow you to walk through underground passages with channels of 125-degree water running alongside. The hot water heats the air to a steamy 110 degrees, filling it with steam that will open your pores and wash all your worries away.
Certified staff will also provide massages, facials, body treatments, private natural mineral baths, foot reflexology, and a full line of services from the AVEDA salon. If you need to unwind from your day-to-day, there’s no better place.