The Pools

The Pools

The Iron Mountain Hot Springs offers 16 soaking pools filled with pure, hot mineral water and a freshwater family pool with a jetted spa. All are located alongside the Colorado River, with Rocky Mountain views in all directions.

Mineral Hot Springs Soaking Pools

Sixteen smaller, naturally shaped pools are filled with thermal mineral waters that range in temperature from 98 to 108°F. The water goes through a sand-based filtration system before it’s pumped into the pools; because the water circulates continuously, it is completely refreshed every two hours. A quiet zone surrounds the soaking pools to allow guests to relax in a peaceful setting. Each pool is different, with varying sizes, temperatures and heights; two pools have smooth stones on the bottom to massage aching feet.

The views, which vary from pool to pool, include the Colorado River as it winds through the valley, Iron Mountain, Red Mountain, the Flat Tops and the twin peaks of majestic Mt. Sopris to the south.

Freshwater Family Pool and Whirlpool Spa

The family pool is filled fresh water that’s heated to approximately 93°F by the geothermal exchange. A smaller, elevated jetted spa rests on the edge of the family pool with a soaking temperature of around 103°F. Parents can enjoy the hotter water while supervising their children below, with the calming sounds of a waterfall in the background as water cascades from the upper to the lower section.

ADA Accessibility

Making sure that the therapeutic waters are accessible to everyone is a priority at the Iron Mountain Hot Springs. A gently curving ramp with a handrail provides a gradual entrance into the family pool for those in wheelchairs or anyone who prefers to avoid steps. Two of the soaking pools have transfer walls and grab bars that allow a person to leave a mobility device and transfer onto the wall and then into the water. An aquatic wheelchair is available upon request.