FAQ’s

Where is the Iron Mountain Hot Springs located?

On the bank of the Colorado River, just west of Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs.


When did you open?

We opened on July 15, 2015 and our grand opening event was on August 15, 2015.  We are open daily from 9am to 10pm.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for updates.

What minerals are present in the hot springs water?

There are more than 14 different minerals found in the analysis of our water. The five most abundant minerals in the soaking pools are iron, sulfate, chloride, sodium and calcium. Iron and sulfate are known for their relaxing qualities.

Will the minerals in the water discolor my bathing suit?

Yes, it’s very possible as our natural mineral waters are rich in iron.  We recommend you bring an extra swimsuit to Iron Mountain Hot Springs (like maybe last year’s suit) and leave all jewelry at home or in your locker. Then if our Iron rich water stains your suit, you’ll simply be glad to take home a memento and a  lasting memory.

Where does the hot water come from?

There are several springs emerging on the Iron Mountain Hot Springs property; the average temperature of the water from these springs ranges from 105 to 108 degrees. The water from our own well is 120 degrees. The hot springs have been named Gamba, Hobo and CDOT, and are pushing 400 gallons per minute to our pools. The water is heated by geothermal heat from the Earth’s mantle.

Why is everyone required to sign a liability waiver?

Our insurance company requires us to have a signed waiver for everyone that uses the property plus it informs you of the safety rules, the natural terrain, and the natural untreated mineral waters.  Children under 18 will require a parent’s signature.

What is the family pool like?

The family pool on the western portion of the Iron Mountain Hot Springs property will be the largest of our pools. It is approximately 70′ x 35’ with 100,000 gallons of chlorinated fresh water, heated to a comfortable 95 degrees by the geothermal exchange. A smaller, elevated pool, approximately 18′ x 8’, sits on the edge of the family pool with a perfect soaking temperature above 100. Parents will be able to enjoy the hotter water while supervising their children below.

Are there other pools for soaking?

Yes!  We have 16 smaller pools connected with heated walkways. They are filled with natural thermal waters with a complete changeover in water every two hours. The temperatures will vary from pool to pool to provide our guests with a variety of soaking indulgences.

Are we allowed to bring in coolers?

Sorry, we do not allow coolers.  We have our Sopris Café which serves wraps, sandwiches, salads, and flat-bread pizzas as well as a variety of drinks.  In addition, we do not allow guests to bring in their own alcohol or food into our property.

Should I bring my own towel or robe?

Yes, most definitely!  It’s quite chilly during the winter months and a robe makes pool hopping a bit more comfortable.  We also have towels for rent for $3 each or towels and robes are available for purchase in our gift shop.

Are dogs allowed on the property?

Sorry we do not allow dogs on our property with the exception of service animals.  Please do not leave your dog in your car especially during the heat of the summer.  We ask that you do not tie up your dog to your car unattended as this may jeopardize the safety of our guests.  A pet shop in Glenwood Springs, High Tails provides a doggie daycare!