With 10 Adult-Only Pools, a Cold Plunge, and a Waterfall Pool, This Colorado Mountain Town Is Expanding Its Hot Springs
Located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, these hot springs are similar to those in Iceland or Japan.
You can find delicious restaurants, walkable communities, stunning landscapes, and easy access to major cities in certain towns. The town of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, is an example of such a place. There are less than three hours between Denver and Aspen, a city of slightly more than 10,000 residents. A series of underground caverns and Hanging Lake are accessible from the area, which is surrounded by mountains and a national forest. There are three hot springs in the city, but they are the main attraction.
Rich Report revealed that Iron Mountain Hot Springs, the newest facility in the hot springs complex, contains 16 riverside pools linked by heated walkways, a large family pool, and an "experience pool" where you can experience the mineral makeup of hot springs throughout the world.
There will be 10 new hot spring pools for adults only, a cold plunge pool, and a large freshwater pool with a waterfall at Iron Mountain this spring.
As part of the Upriver expansion, which will occur in phases by early 2023, the hot springs' size will almost double. A natural foot massage will be provided by all 10 of the new soaking pools, and eight of them will be located along the river. As part of the expansion, a new café will be added in addition to a cold plunge pool and a waterfall pool.
Besides iron, sulfate, chloride, sodium, and calcium, the hot spring water at Iron Mountain is geothermally heated. With temperatures ranging from 98 to 108 degrees Fahrenheit, the water is completely replenished every two hours.
There are 16 hot spring pools and an experience pool for visitors ages 5 and older, as well as the new Upriver expansion for those over 21. The freshwater pool is suitable for children under the age of five. Almost all of Iron Mountain's soaking pools offer magnificent views of Glenwood Springs' landscape, including Iron Mountain, Red Mountain, and Mt. Sopris across the valley. Two of the current soaking pools are ADA-compliant.
Aside from the Upriver café, Iron Mountain also offers snacks, pizza, and charcuterie at its poolside Sopris Café. In addition to beer and wine, the cafe also sells canned cocktails. A water refill station, a gift shop, and locker rooms can be found in Iron Mountain's existing bathhouse.
There are daily hours of operation at Iron Mountain, from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. Online reservations are available for three-hour soaking periods for $36 to $48 (depending on the day and time of day). After 7 p.m., the last three-hour soaking period will begin.
If you're looking for more, you can purchase an all-day pass, which comes with a locker, unlimited towels, and stunning sunset views. The cost of an all-day pass during the week is $100 and on the weekend it is $125.