Have A Drink, But Imbibe Responsibly

Enjoy yourself at Iron Mountain Hot Springs, but drink responsibly

Have A Drink, But Imbibe Responsibly

Guests are welcome to consume a variety of alcoholic beverages while soaking at Iron Mountain Hot Springs but drinking in moderation is key to the best experience.

Relaxation is the primary goal of most people who visit thermal springs, including Iron Mountain Hot Springs. Along with soaking away tension and stress, for those over 21 enjoying a beer or a cocktail can help channel a vacation mindset.

Guests can purchase drinks—alcoholic and non-alcoholic—at the Sopris Café, Iron Mountain’s on-site restaurant which also serves meals and snacks. Choose from six beers on draft, as well as a range of tasty cocktails—the Blueberry Becker Gin Lemonade is a favorite. For a truly relaxing and positive soaking experience, however, you may want to go easy on the booze.

Alcohol & Hot Springs: Mix with Caution

  • Drink plenty of water while soaking to stay hydratedDehydration. Overdoing it, either by drinking too much or soaking at high temperatures for too long, can cause the body to experience symptoms of dehydration. These can include dizziness, confusion, nausea and headache. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, available for free at our hydration stations.
  • Increased heart rate. If you have a heart condition, take care mixing alcohol and soaking. Intoxication from alcohol can alter blood pressure and normal heart activity. If this describes you, postpone cocktail hour until another time. Consider instead, having a drink with a meal at one of Glenwood Springs’ restaurants
  • Drowsiness. The depressant effect of alcohol in combination with the high temperatures of a geothermal pool can cause you to feel sleepy or even pass out. You want memories of your hot springs vacation to be good ones, not that you got so drunk you had to be rescued from drowning.
  • PDA overload. It’s a known fact that alcohol diminishes inhibitions. Keep public displays of affection G-rated. Iron Mountain Hot Springs is a family-friendly destination. Don’t drink so much you become that embarrassing couple who gets asked to leave by management because things got a little out of hand.

The Liquor Lowdown:

  • Be ready to show your ID to our admission staff if you plan on drinking during your visit
  • Outside booze (and food) are not permitted
  • Bring along an empty water bottle and refill it with fresh, cold water at our hydration stations
  • You may order a maximum of two alcoholic drinks at a time
  • Our servers can cut you off if they determine you’ve had enough based on your behavior
  • We encourage guests to move around during their visit which is why we don’t offer poolside drink service
  • Management has the right to ask you to leave if you are disrupting the experience of other guests.

How to Enjoy Alcohol Responsibly at Iron Mountain Hot Springs

Go ahead and order a cold one or a cocktail during your visit but set a limit on the number of drinks you’ll have. For example, decide ahead of time that you’ll only have a total of two during your 2.5-hour soaking window. Once you reach your limit, choose water or a non-alcoholic beverage to stay refreshed throughout your visit. Another option is to order food along with your drink. Eating while drinking helps mitigate the intoxicating effects of alcohol. Remember, food is not permitted in the pools though. Enjoy beverages and food, along with river and mountain views, by taking a short, personal time-out from soaking.

The good times only get better when you imbibe responsibly while soaking. Learn more and make your Iron Mountain Hot Springs reservations to soak today!

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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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