22 Jul The Iron Mountain Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs is Open!
Glenwood Springs’ newest geothermal attraction opened earlier this month on the bank of the Colorado River. A grand opening celebration will be held later this summer. Welcoming all who appreciate relaxing with a warm soak surrounded by mountain views, the Iron Mountain Hot Springs offers 16 mineral hot springs soaking pools and a freshwater family pool with a jetted spa.
Bringing the kids? The family pool is filled with 86,000 gallons of fresh water that’s heated to a comfortable 90°F. A smaller, elevated whirlpool spa offers a perfect soaking temperature of just over 92°F, where you can enjoy warmer water while watching your kids play. A waterfall provides calming sounds as water cascades from the upper to the lower section. Kids of all ages are welcome in the family pool.
Interested in something a little quieter? Sixteen smaller, naturally shaped pools are filled with thermal mineral waters that range from 98 to 108°F. To provide a soothing environment where you can relax, restore and rejuvenate in the soaking pools, there is a quiet zone surrounding the area; children ages 5 to 14 must be accompanied by an adult and those younger than 5 are not allowed.
“We have really focused on the guests’ experience,” explained co-owner Mogli Cooper. “The location, shape and features of each of the pools, the materials and colors we used and the team we’ve built — it’s all been about providing a world-class hot springs destination where people can enjoy the therapeutic, natural mineral waters.”
Making sure that the therapeutic waters at the Iron Mountain Hot Springs are accessible to all was also a priority during planning and construction. 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, and the family changing rooms are accessible as well.
Ready for a break? Head to the Sopris Café; it’s located next to the family pool. The menu includes breakfast pastries and croissants, snacks, salads, wraps, sandwiches, pizza, hot dogs, frozen yogurt, soft-serve ice cream, smoothies, specialty coffees, soft drinks, beer, wine and mixed drinks. Poolside drink service is also available if you’d prefer to just keep soaking.
Stay hydrated! Free water and bottle-filling stations are available near the family changing rooms in the bathhouse.
The Iron Mountain Hot Springs is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Labor Day weekend, and then off-season hours will begin. Admission is $25 per adult, $15 for kids 3 to 12, and free for children younger than 3. An evening soak from 8 to 10 p.m. is available for $15 for adults and $9 for kids. Discounts are available for guests ages 65 and better, AAA members and military. Re-entry is not included with admission.
To ensure a relaxing atmosphere, capacity will be maintained to make sure that the pools do not become overcrowded. You can check availability at www.IronMountainHotSprings.com. A pop-up screen will notify you when capacity has been reached, and then you can check back regularly from mobile devices and tablets to find out when space has become available.