Glenwood Springs: Historical Oasis in the Rocky Mountains

As reported on KDVR Fox 31 – Nestled midway between the mountain communities of Vail and Grand Junction lies the charming little town of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Just 2.5 hours west of Denver, this city is rich in history, natural beauty, and healthy living. Home to the world’s largest outdoor mineral hot springs, it was given the name of Yampah, meaning “big medicine,” by the Ute Indians. They believed that the healing waters made them better hunters. Today, it is simply known as the Glenwood Hot Springs and it attracts people from all over the world who come to “take the waters” for relaxation or to improve their health. I overheard the story of one man who came here every year for the condition scleroderma. It was said that the springs extended his life for another 10 years. Maybe it has something to do with the content of the waters rich in 17 minerals and originating from a spring producing a daily flow of over 3,500,000 gallons. There are two pools which are kept at temperatures of 90 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit– just the cure to melt away those aches and pains from shopping, skiing, and sightseeing around town. The cost for a daily pass is $16.75 for adults and $10.75 for children, ages 3-12 years.