Iron Mountain Hot Springs Pools

The perfect pool is waiting for you at the Iron Mountain Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. You just have to decide which pool that is. Your choices include a freshwater family pool and any of our 16 hot springs mineral pools where you can soak in the iron-rich thermal spring water. All are located alongside the Colorado River, just across from the base of the tram at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, with Rocky Mountain views that soothe and inspire.


Family Pool and Whirlpool Spa

Designed to keep the whole clan happy, this is the largest of our pools. The lower portion is filled with 100,000 gallons of fresh water that’s heated to a comfortable 94 degrees Fahrenheit by the geothermal exchange. A curving, gently sloped ramp into the family pool makes it accessible by wheelchair and by anyone who prefers to avoid stairs. A smaller, elevated whirlpool spa with jets sits on the edge of the family pool with a perfect soaking temperature of just over 100°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.


Soaking Pools

Thinking of something a little cozier? In time, there will be sixteen naturally shaped mineral hot springs pools, each of heated to a different temperature ranging from 99 to 108. Relax in the one that’s just right for you or move from one to another for a progressive soaking experience. The pools are connected with heated walkways to keep your toes toasty in the winter. A quiet zone surrounds the soaking pools to ensure a peaceful, rejuvenating atmosphere. The soaking pools are filled with our natural thermal waters that complete a total changeover every two hours. There are more than 14 different minerals found in the analysis of our water. The five most abundant minerals in the soaking pools are iron, sulfate, chloride, sodium and calcium. Iron and sulfate are known for their relaxing qualities. Magnificent 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, make your visit to the Glenwood hot springs even more enjoyable.  Sorry, children under 5 are not allowed in the 16 small mineral pools and children 5 to 13 require parent/guardian supervision.

Temperature Conversion

Fahrenheit vs Celsius
92     =     33.3
94     =     34.4
98     =     36.7
99     =     37.2
100    =    37.8
101     =    38.3
102     =    38.9
103     =    39.4
104     =    40.0
105     =    40.6
106     =    41.1
107     =    41.7
108     =    42.2