Glenwood Hot Springs Resort is the home of the world’s largest mineral hot springs pool, Spa of the Rockies and Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge. The historic thermal spring water has been drawing visitors from all over the world since 1888. The source of the Glenwood Hot Springs’ mineral water is the Yampah spring which produces over 3.5 million gallons of water per day at a temperature of 122°F.
The World’s largest & one of the hottest in Colorado
In addition to being the largest mineral pool in the world, the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool is one of the hottest in Colorado.
Before the water enters Glenwood Hot Springs’ two pools, it is cooled down to 104°F (40°C) for the resort’s hot tub-like Therapy Pool and it’s cooled down even further to the bathwater-warm temperature of between 90° – 93°F (~33°C) for the gigantic main pool.
Taking the waters
Soaking in or “taking the waters” is a time-honored healing tradition and one that is still recommended as a remedy for a variety of ailments. In fact, members of the nomadic Ute tribe were the earliest known people to soak in the healing hot springs which retains the original Ute language name “Yampah,” which translates to “Big Medicine.”
However, this Hot Springs attraction offers some fun aquatic features in addition to world class relaxation! Make sure to check out the Sopris Splash Zone for thrills & laughs.