Glenwood Springs, Colorado, famous for its several spa facilities, also has wild hot springs.
It was a muddy hot spring, hardly comfortable.
Large hot pool
A 10-minute drive from Iron Mountain Hot Springs, a walk-in spa facility known for its quality water.
Reference:Iron Mountain Hot Springs (Glenwood Springs) - Hot Springs in Colorado
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The hot spring is located outside the city center, a short distance into the valley from the Colorado River.
Although surrounded by nature, the frequent traffic of large trucks due to the nearby waste disposal plant was somewhat disconcerting.
I found a place where the shoulder of the road was wide enough to park about 10 cars.
It was a fairly short hike from there, about 0.2 mile round trip.
There was one stream on the way, but I was able to cross it without difficulty because of the wooden bridge.
Once you reach the surrounding open hills, you arrive.
The road at the starting point was slightly visible.
It can be said that it is a very accessible category of undeveloped hot springs.
It consisted of two pools.
This large pool here was about 109 degrees F.
Hot water seemed to be gushing from the foot, but the high-temperature water of 118 degrees F was pouring from the slope side too.
The surrounding area was fortified with rocks and a wooden platform was set up, but apart from that it was extremely primitive.
Soft mud was deposited at the bottom of the pool, and a large amount of mud is constantly floating in the water.
I did not feel so good, partly because there was a biohazard warning board nearby indicating contamination by E. coli bacteria.
The hot water gave off a slight sulfuric and earthy odor.
Lukewarm small pool
Right next to it was a small circular pool.
This one was even muddier, and the water was lukewarm, about 100 degrees F.
Clothing is optional, so you may run into naked hippies.
Because of its easy accessibility, it is crowded with many soakers during the day.
It would be wise to take a look first thing in the morning, and if it is still crowded, use nearby clean spa facilities.
South Canyon Hot Springs, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, U.S.
Rule: Clothing optional
Water temp: Up to 118 degrees F