Visit Colorado: A Soak in the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool

Visit Colorado: A Soak in the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool
23 Mar 2020

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Disclosure: My visit was covered by Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. All opinions are my own.

I’m a sucker for a good swimming pool, especially when I am traveling. There’s nothing like spending time in a pool to relax, rejuvenate, and cool off. Except if that pool is a mineral hot springs pool… then it takes the experience to a whole new level.

Glenwood Hot Springs Pool

OIn my visit to Colorado, we got to spend an evening at Glenwood Hot Springs Pool in Glenwood Springs. Not only is the main pool big, but it is the biggest swimming pool I have ever been in!

There are two pools at Glenwood Hot Springs. The main big pool is 405 feet long and 100 feet wide at the widest point. The 1,071,000 gallons of water is kept at a comfortable 90° F / 32° C. This pool features a exercise lanes lap lanes and a diving area.

The second pool is a 100 feet long therapy pool that holds 91,000 gallons of water. The temperature of this pool is warmer at 104° F / 40° C.

Both pools are amazing. The therapy pool allows you to relax and soothe your muscles, and then you can cool off in the comfortable big pool.

Glenwood Hot Springs Pool property

Or, if you are just there for a fun day, spend time in the big pool with your family.

Night time soaks are absolutely amazing! If you get a chance, try it out. Just make sure you have your towel or bathrobe close by on cooler evenings.

Minerals And Known Health Benefits

There are over 15 different minerls found in the found in the chemical analysis of the pools at Glenwood Hot Springs. The four most abundant minerals in the pool are Sodium Chloride, Potassium Sulfate, Calcium Sulfate, and Calcium Bicarbonate.

Calcium: Promotes healthy bone growth and overall health.
Chloride: One of the most important electrolytes in the blood and helps maintain proper blood volume, blood pressure, and pH of body’s fluid system.
Sodium: An extremely important electrolyte in the blood and plays a pivotal role in enzyme operations, nerve and muscle functions.
Sulfate: Relieves pain, detoxifies on a cellular level and is essential for production of collagen and maintaining healthy skin, hair and nails.
Potassium: Reduces high blood pressure and cholesterol and is vital for heart and kidney health.
Magnesium: Helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function and plays an important role in metabolism and protein synthesis, increasing energy levels.
Manganese: Contributes to healthy bone growth and helps control the level of sugar in the body, which can decrease the chance for adult onset diabetes.
Iron: Boosts hemoglobin in the blood, which carries oxygen through your body, and increases resistance to stress and disease, as well as preventing fatigue.
Zinc: Helps with proper functioning of the immune and digestive systems, and reduces the risk of age-related diseases.
Boron: Strengthens bones and helps manage arthritis and osteoporosis. It is also known to increase concentration and brain activity.
Lithium: Promotes normal brain health and increases serotonin synthesis, producing a calming and mood stabilizing effect in most people.
Phosphate: Critical for energy storage and metabolism, and assists in kidney, muscle and nerve function.
Silica: Can prevent the thinning of hair and plays a vital role in assisting calcium in bone growth.
Fluoride: Promotes hardness and stability of bones and teeth.
Nitrogen: Needed to make proteins in your muscles, skin, hair and nails.

Yampah Spring

The water for the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool comes from the Yampah Spring, located at the eastern end of the property. This natural spring has a daily flow of 3,500,000 gallons of water, at approximately 122° F/ 51° C. The source for the Yampah Spring is just south of the Colorado River, in the Lookout Mountain and Grand Hogback areas.

The spring water percolates through the fractures in the bedrock formation into the Leadville aquifer. During this process, the water is heated by the geothermal gradient in the area.

Sopris Splash Zone

The Sopris Splash Zone is a fun adventure area that is new to Glenwood Hot Springs Pool.

Glenwood Hot Springs Pool adventure river

This area was being constructed during our visit, so we were not able to experience it. But following the process on social, and seeing it open shortly after our visit was quite exciting.

The highlight is a really cool adventure river. Think of those lazy rivers, but with dips and rapids like a real river. It makes the experience much more fun!


Glenwood Hot Springs Pool is located at:
401 N River Street, Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601


Open Daily Year Round
Peak Season: 7:30am to 10:00pm
Value Season: 9:00am to 10:00pm

Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving Day: 9:00am to 10:00pm
Christmas Eve: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Christmas Day: 12:00pm to 10:00pm
New Year’s Eve: 9:00am to 1:00am
New Year’s Day: 9:00am to 10:00pm

Pool Rates

The rates for the hot springs pool vary, depending on the day and the season. It is less expensive to go during the week than on weekends. As well, visiting during peak season will mean a higher cost.

To check the rates for the day (or days) of your visit, click here.

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