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Iron Mountain Hot Springs Story Ideas

The history, focus on wellness, location, and mineral water at Iron Mountain Hot Springs offer fodder for countless stories. We’ve listed a few here and will update this page regularly. Please contact our PR representative for information, ideas, photos, b-roll, interviews, or to schedule a visit.

Our Water: Always Pure and Chemical-Free

The water at Iron Mountain Hot Springs is special, even among hot springs. Our chemical-free, 100% pure geothermal water comes directly from Mother Nature. For the ultimate health benefits, learn the difference soaking in unadulterated, chemical-free hot spring water can make.

A Wellness Weekend in Glenwood Springs

Wellness is a hot topic right now. Glenwood Springs is an ideal destination for a wellness weekend getaway at about three hours from Colorado’s Front Range. Visitors can relax in the pure, hot mineral water at Iron Mountain Hot Springs, soak and play at Glenwood Hot Springs, meditate in the natural underground steam baths at Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves, get pampered at the luxurious Spa of the Rockies, and enjoy yoga classes at the downtown Providence Apothecary. They can take Amtrak and leave the car at home to make the trip less stressful. Contact our media representative for more information.

Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop

Iron Mountain Hot Springs is one of 19 stops along the Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop. The 720-mile loop encompasses 19 stops in Glenwood Springs, Steamboat Springs, Chafee County, Pagosa Springs, and Ouray and Ridgway. Here in Glenwood Springs, travelers can enjoy our thermal waters in three very different ways: the Iron Mountain Hot Springs, the Glenwood Hot Springs, which is the world’s largest mineral hot springs pool, and Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves, a rare, naturally occurring underground steam bath. It’s the perfect summer or fall Rocky Mountain road trip.  Read more.

Hot Springs Hub

A highlight of the Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop, Glenwood Springs is a great hub for a hot springs getaway. In town, travelers can recharge in any or all of Iron Mountain Hot Springs’ 16 soaking pools filled with pure, hot, mineral water; soak and play at Glenwood Hot Springs, the world’s largest mineral water pool; and relax on slab marble benches in the rocky alcoves of Yampah Spa’s underground steam baths and inhale the natural steam vapor. The natural Penny Hot Springs along the Crystal River is popular in nearby Carbondale. A few miles up the road in Redstone, Avalanche Ranch offers three hot mineral pools in a secluded mountain setting. Contact our media representative for more information.

Making Hot Springs Accessible

Hot springs, like the ones at Iron Mountain Hot Springs, are an amazing gift from Mother Nature and one that can and should be enjoyed by everyone, especially those who have mobility challenges. Before Iron Mountain Hot Springs’s opening in 2015, owner Steve Beckley met with a group of mobility-challenged people to seek their input on the amenities that would be helpful and convenient. The result? Transfer bars to access pools, a wheelchair-accessible family changing room and bathroom, a ramp that gently slopes into the large family pool, and an aquatic wheelchair available on request. Read more

How to Enjoy a European-style Wellness Retreat

Resident wellness expert and an Iron Mountain Hot Springs owner Mogli Cooper grew up in Lucerne, Switzerland, where “kurorts,” curative destinations centered around hot springs, are considered as essential to maintaining health as going to the doctor for regular checkups. “Wellness, and in particular hydrotherapy, is part of the European culture; it’s central to maintaining vibrancy and vitality over a lifetime,” she said. “It’s not unusual for my family members who still live there to go for a week of wellness in Austria or Germany.” Read more.

48 Hours in Glenwood Springs

What can a traveler do in 48 hours in Glenwood Springs? A lot! After dinner on Glenwood’s restaurant row, with choices including steak houses, an award-winning brewpub, a piano bar, and Italian and barbecue eateries, spend Friday evening relaxing at Iron Mountain Hot Springs. On Saturday morning, hop on board the Glenwood Gondola to spend several hours at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, which features cave tours, thrill rides, and family-friendly attractions, leaving time for lunch at the mountain-top Lookout Grille. In the afternoon, choose from whitewater rafting, biking the Glenwood Canyon or Rio Grande Trail, and hiking to Doc Holliday’s grave. Dinner at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue is fun for the whole family. On Sunday, spend some time visiting the shops along Grand and Cooper Avenues, then enjoy a Segway tour of the town or get pampered at one of the many local spas. Enjoy a late lunch before heading back out of town. Contact our media representative for more information.

Après-ski Soak Within an Hour of Seven Ski Resorts

Après ski in Colorado is as much a part of the skiing experience as knee-deep powder runs or first tracks on groomed corduroy. Travelers planning Colorado ski trips to Vail, Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Beaver Creek, Snowmass, Buttermilk, or Sunlight are in luck. Each of these seven Colorado ski resorts is within an hour’s drive of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, where the après ski at Iron Mountain Hot Springs is as social as it is soothing. The 16 soaking pools nestled on the bank of the Colorado River are filled with pure, hot mineral water—no added chemicals—ranging from 98 to 108°F. Read more.

Iron Mountain Hot Springs: A Legacy of Entrepreneurship and Dreams

Since its beginnings in 1896, entrepreneurs and dreamers have made the hot springs alongside the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs a wellness destination for locals and tourists alike, including the Iron Mountain Hot Springs owners. Read more.

Fall Colors Trip Based in Glenwood Springs

September means two things in the Roaring Fork Valley: fall colors and cooler weather. Glenwood Springs is a great hub for a leaf-peeping getaway from the Front Range, complemented with a soak or two at the Iron Mountain Hot Springs. Several scenic drives begin and end in Glenwood, perfect for car leaf-peepers, motorcycles, and RVers. Read more.


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