Colorado’s newest hot springs destination, located on the bank of the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, today received approval on its plans from state and local governments. Changes in operation include reduced capacity, online reservations for specific time slots, social distancing, additional hand-sanitizing stations and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (June 5, 2020)
Today, Iron Mountain Hot Springs (IMHS) in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, received approval from state and local officials to reopen with new COVID-19 safety procedures in place. After being closed for nearly 3 months, IMHS opens to the public on Monday, June 8, 2020.
“We know many of our guests are eager to come and enjoy the healing qualities of the pure, hot mineral water at Iron Mountain Hot Springs. We can’t wait to welcome them back with changes designed to keep them and our employees as safe as possible while still providing a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere,” Iron Mountain Hot Springs general manager Aaron McCallister said. “While they can still soak in pure, hot mineral water on the bank of the Colorado River, guests will notice some changes during their visits.”
For the safety of employees and guests, IMHS employees are wearing face coverings. Guests need to follow the city and county guidelines at the time of their visit, which requires cloth face coverings everywhere on the property except while in the water. Employees receive daily health screenings and enhanced training. Touchless transactions are used whenever possible. Plexiglass sneeze guards at registers, additional hand-sanitizing stations and social distancing markers have been installed. Employees are cleaning and disinfecting common touchpoints throughout the property frequently.
- Guests must make online reservations at IronMountainHotSprings.com for specific time slots for a 2.5-hour visit. For example, if they purchase a ticket for the 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. time period, they will be asked to leave at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are non-refundable.
- During the online purchase, guests are asked to sign online waiver for touch-free entry. Upon arrival, they receive a wristband to self-apply.
- Pricing during the summer is $25 per 2.5-hour visit for adults and children.
- Operating hours remain the same, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
- Capacity is greatly reduced, giving visitors space to relax without feeling crowded.
- Each soaking pool is marked with the maximum number of people allowed.
- In the bathhouse locker rooms, lockers are closed. While restroom facilities remain open, they are restricted to a limited capacity. All guests are encouraged to come ready to swim, bypass locker rooms and carry their belongings with them to store in cubbies next to the pools. Valuables should be left in vehicles or at home. Re-entry is not permitted.
- Towel rentals are suspended; however, towels are available to purchase for $5 or guests may bring their own.
- Outside food, drink and alcohol are not allowed. The Sopris Café and Sandbar are open for snacks, drinks and smoothies, and tables have been spread out to maintain proper distancing.
- Pass holders may visit from 9 to 11:30 a.m. or 8 to 10 p.m. and do not need to make reservations. The hope is that this is a temporary situation. Passes will be automatically extended for as long as IMHS was closed. Additional communication will be sent directly to pass holders.
McCallister added, “We ask our guests to take personal responsibility during their visits, to stay home if they’re not feeling well, to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer frequently, wear face coverings and to maintain safe physical distancing from other guests and our employees. We’re all in this together; let’s keep each other safe.”
More information about Iron Mountain Hot Springs is available at IronMountainHotSprings.com.
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About the Iron Mountain Hot Springs
The Iron Mountain Hot Springs, located on the bank of the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs, is America’s newest hot springs destination. Soaking options include 16 thermal water pools filled with 100 percent pure mineral water, with temperatures ranging from 98 to 108°F, and a freshwater family pool with a whirlpool spa. The bathhouse features locker rooms, family changing rooms and a retail shop. The Sopris Café serves snacks, meals and drinks.