Bare Feet Welcome: Poolside Dining at Iron Mountain Hot Springs

Poolside lunch at Sopris Cafe

Bare Feet Welcome: Poolside Dining at Iron Mountain Hot Springs

Laid-back poolside dining in Glenwood Springs is just steps away for guests at Iron Mountain Hot Springs where the Sopris Café serves up delicious choices from breakfast to closing time.

Fruit and cheese platter and sangria at Iron Mountain Hot SpringsYou can spend the day sunning and soaking at the Iron Mountain Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, but eventually you’re going to get hungry and thirsty. When it’s time to replenish, refuel and rehydrate, stroll over to the barefoot-friendly Sopris Café. Located next to the family pool, the Sopris Café is an open, airy eatery with a covered patio that provides a shady dining spot during the warm weather months. In winter, a roaring fire on the patio creates a cozy ambiance.

Acai Bowl from the Sopris Cafe at Iron Mountain Hot SpringsSo what’s on the menu? Top-selling favorites include flatbread pizzas, especially those with savory toppings like brie and cranberry or pesto basil drizzled with a balsamic reduction; for meat lovers, pepperoni and barbeque chicken pizzas satisfy. Wraps are another can’t-miss choice, filled with a variety of meats, cheeses and veggies. As for salads, always a popular option on a hot day, they range from light and fresh Caprese or Spinach to more substantial Chef and Greek salads.

Before you make your final decision though, be sure to check out the blackboard for the Sopris Café’s delicious daily specials. You never know what mouth-watering delights will be on the menu. There are also plenty of healthy snack options including peanuts, granola bars, fresh fruits, Sabra© Hummus and Pretzels, fruit smoothies, juice, Honest Tea and Coconut Water.

Cocktails with the girls at Iron Mountain Hot SpringsFor the over-21 crowd, enjoy a drink or two responsibly over the course of a few hours. You can order your alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) beverages at the Sopris Café or the Sand Bar located next to the soaking pools. Iron Mountain Hot Spring is the only Glenwood Springs hot springs where you can sip your adult beverage while immersed in one of 16 soaking pools. Enjoy draft and local craft beers, pre-mixed cocktails and a variety of wine and sparkling wine options.

You can skip the dress code, but don’t skip a meal; the Sopris Café at Iron Mountain Hot Springs is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To plan your Glenwood Springs vacation, visit

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Karin Gamba

Karin Gamba has been writing professionally for the travel and tourism markets for nearly two decades. She has promoted a wide array of travel products that include destination towns, vacation resorts, golf courses, ski areas, spas, hotels, restaurants and countless visitor attractions. Karin especially loves writing about her hometown of Glenwood Springs.

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