The Pools

Mineral Hot Springs Soaking Pools

The Iron Mountain Hot Springs offers 16 natural geothermal springs 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.

Additionally, at the WorldSprings pools, guests 21+ can enjoy 10 World Experience pools with waters inspired by hot springs of the world, one freshwater cold plunge pool and two freshwater pools side by side with waterfalls, all along the Colorado River. 

The 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 new WorldSprings World Experience pools feature 10 new mineral hot springs pools inspired by hot springs from around the world – from Iceland, France, Japan, Turkey, Romania, Australia, Italy, South Korea, New Zealand and Bali – with specific health benefits from each soak. And 10 of these pools include pebble bottoms so you can massage your feet while soaking. 

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 with 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.

For those looking to cool off in an adult-only setting, WorldSprings includes one freshwater cold plunge pool and two freshwater pools with waterfalls.

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.

For current access to WorldSprings, mobility access is limited temporarily while a new locker building is under construction. Once the new locker building is complete, ADA access will be located near the Summit Station on the general access property. Guests who have mobility issues may request transportation on site via our ADA Golf Cart. 

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