If you are looking for an authentic hot spring soak in Glenwood Springs, this is the place to go.
It is a walk-in spa facility that is still new.
The facility is located in a somewhat desolate area along the interstate highway, west of the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool area.
Reference:Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, Lodge & Spa - Hot Springs in Colorado
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Although it looks new, having just opened in 2015, it actually has a long history.
The first bathhouse was built by settlers in 1897 at a natural hot spring used by the Native American Ute tribe.
The spa, named West Glenwood Health Spa, changed owners several times and underwent improvements before ending its mission in 1996.
When all the buildings were demolished and about to be forgotten, a miracle occurred.
Steve and Jeanne Beckley, who had taken control of the nearby Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, began redeveloping this property.
Finally, a large walk-in spa facility opened in 2015.
Admission fees have increased over the years and range from $36.00 to $48.00 per adult (as of this writing).
Hours of use are limited to three hours, and reservations can be made online.
Use of lockers is included in the admission fee.
The pools are all outdoors and clothign is required.
The family pool at the west end of the building did not use natural thermal water.
Mineral pools for adults to relax and the family pool for children to play were separated.
Next to the family pool was a Jacuzzi for parents to monitor their children while soaking.
Well thought out.
Food and alcohol are not allowed, but snacks and beer are available for purchase at the on-site café.
Water quality and spectacular views
The mineral pools were located in a terraced area with a great view.
The 16 pools of various sizes had slightly different temperature settings, ranging from 97to 108 degrees F.
The difference seems to be made according to the amount of input of the thermal water.
Hanging down by the pools are sunshades, welcome equipment during the sunny days.
The water quality was so authentic that eraser-like mineral deposits drift into the pool.
I could smell the sulfur smell, but it was not as strong as I had expected.
Was it because it was sterilized by ozone, although there was no chlorine disinfection?
The sensation of soaking was heavy due to the high salt content.
The view over the Colorado River from the pools was spectacular.
Because of the large number of pools, few people tried to come in if there were guests, so I was happy to relax in what was practically a private pool.
Iron Mountain Hot Springs, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, U.S.
Rule: Clothing required
Chlorination: Not detected (sterilization by UV and ozone)
Water temp: Up to 108 degrees F