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 and interviews or to schedule a visit.
A Wellness Weekend in Glenwood Springs
Wellness is a hot topic right now. At about three hours from Colorado’s Front Range, Glenwood Springs makes an ideal destination for a wellness weekend getaway. 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. To make the trip itself less stressful, they can take Amtrak and leave the car at home.
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. In nearby Carbondale, the natural Penny Hot Springs located along the Crystal River is a popular spot. Just a few miles up the road in Redstone, Avalanche Ranch offers three hot mineral pools in a secluded mountain setting.
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. Prior to Iron Mountain Hot Springs opening in 2015, owner Steve Beckley, met with a group of mobility challenged people to seek their input on the kinds of amenities that would be helpful and convenient. The result? Transfer bars to access pools, a wheelchair-accessible family changing 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 culture in Europe; 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 a dinner on Glenwood’s restaurant row, with choices including steak houses, an award-winning brew pub, 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, 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, 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.
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 located alongside the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs a wellness destination for locals and tourists alike, including the owners of the Iron Mountain Hot Springs. 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. There are several scenic drives that begin and end in Glenwood, perfect for leaf-peepers in cars, on motorcycles and for RVers. Read more.