Iron Mountain Hot Springs Bathing Etiquette

Thank you for planning a visit to the Iron Mountain Hot Springs. To maximize the benefits of soaking in our pools, and to ensure your safety and that of our employees, please follow these recommendations. If you have questions about these or other aspects of the property, you may ask at the front desk upon arrival or contact us prior to your visit.

    • Please shower before entering the pools.
    • Swim and soak at your own risk. The Iron Mountain Hot Springs is not responsible for injury or loss.
    • Observe a reasonable time limit for your soak; 15 minutes is recommended.
    • After soaking, your body is tired. A rest time of 30 minutes is recommended.
    • Limit your consumption of alcohol.
    • Outside alcohol (or drugs) are not allowed on premises.
    • Outside food, large food gatherings or food deliveries are not allowed.
    • Smoking is only permitted in the designated smoking area at the front of the entrance.
    • Drink plenty of fresh water. Two hydration stations are located in the bathhouse.
    • Please remember: Long exposure and/or consumption of alcohol may cause dizziness, nausea or fainting.
    • Soaking alone is not recommended.
    • Swim at your own risk when no lifeguard is on duty.
    • Any person having an infectious or communicable disease or open wound is prohibited from entering the pools. If you have any medical conditions, please consult your medical doctor before soaking.
    • We do not recommend that pregnant women soak in the hot pools and suggest you speak with your physician before doing so.
    • No glass containers, glass bottles, or food or drinks brought from outside allowed. You may bring a plastic or metal water bottle that can be filled here for free. Food and other beverages are available at the Sopris Café.
    • No running, diving, excessive noise or boisterous play. Lifeguards have the authority to stop any behavior they deem unsafe or inappropriate. Iron Mountain Hot Springs reserves the right to refuse service or remove uncooperative patrons from our property.
    • Children 5 to 13 require adult supervision in the small mineral pools (quiet zone) and children 4 and younger are not allowed.
    • Swim diapers are required.  Reusable swim diapers are available for purchase in our Gift Shop.
    • No pool life jackets, swimming flotation devices or pool toys allowed. They are potentially dangerous.
    • No street clothes, underwear, pajamas, sweats or anything deemed inappropriate as swimwear by staff allowed in pools.
    • Possibly discolored swim suit – We recommend you bring an extra swimsuit to Iron Mountain Hot Springs (like maybe last year’s suit).
    • Remove all jewelry or it will tarnish.
    • Do not leave items unattended; we are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Lockers are available and included with the price of admission.
    • Tobacco and drugs are prohibited.