Iron Mountain Hot Springs

Glenwood Springs

Opened in 2015, Iron Mountain Hot Springs features 16 soaking pools on a terraced slope overlooking the Colorado River.

Named for precious and semi-precious stones, each pool is unique. There is one with a waterfall, a heart-shaped pool, another with an infinity edge and others with pebble bottoms. The pools vary in size and shape, ranging in temperature from 98° – 108°F (37° – 42°C). For an all-natural soaking experience, the water in the soaking pools is untreated and chemical-free.

In addition to the soaking pools, a larger, cooler, fresh-water family pool is a favorite spot for children to splash and play. Parents can join them or keep an eye on youngsters from the attached and elevated jetted spa.

Other amenities include the Sopris Café for casual dining options. Bathhouse locker rooms are equipped with keyless lockers and complimentary premium shower products.

Iron Mountain Hot Springs
281 Centennial St
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

A Quick History of Iron Mountain Hot Springs

While Iron Mountain Hot Springs in its current iteration is relatively new, its location has long been a place for healing and wellness.

Hot Springs of Many Names

As early as 1897 when local Sheriff Bob Ware opened the West Glenwood Health Spa, people came from far and wide for hot springs rejuvenation. Over the years the property changed hands several times and was called by various names: Wash Allen Bathhouse, the Gamba Mineral Springs, the Glenwood Health Spa and For Defiance Bathhouse. In 1996, the bathhouse buildings were torn down and for many years the property laid dormant and defunct.

Not Meant to Be

In the late 90s and early 2000s, there was talk of building a waterpark on the site, and later condominiums, but plans for both fell through.

Finally, the Right Fit

In 2014, the current owners purchased the 13-acre riverside hot springs location with a vision of creating a spa-like experience for guests. They opened Iron Mountain Hot Springs in July of 2015.