September 10th, 2014

Forget Worms: In Summer Early Birds Get the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool to Themselves

With the arrival of summer, Glenwood Hot Springs opens at 7:30 a.m. and the day’s earliest visitors can look forward to a serene morning soak.


The benefits of rising early are many. In Glenwood Springs, being among the first people to make a ripple in the calm and healing water of the world famous mineral hot springs pool is one of the best reasons to get out of bed early. On Memorial Day weekend the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool implemented its summer hours, which means the pool opens 1-1/2 hours earlier than usual, at 7:30 instead of 9 a.m.


Why make the effort to get to the pool early?


It’s serene. Because most people, the kids at least, are still sleeping, the first hour or so after opening is one of the calmest times of the day at the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool.


It soothing. The mineral water at Glenwood Hot Springs is soothing any time, but with fewer distractions relaxation is enhanced during the quiet moments of morning.


It’s quiet. With just a few people in the pool, you can easily listen to the birds, meditate or read a book.


It’s beautiful. There’s a reason Glenwood Hot Springs chooses the early hours of the day for its professional photo shoots – the light reflecting off the surface of the water illuminating the sandstone bathhouse where Spa of the Rockies is located is stunning.


It’s private. The pool is an enormous space. When you can walk or swim the entire length of it without encountering another person, or a least not too many, it feels like a luxurious personal retreat.


Getting up early certainly has its rewards, especially for those heading to the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. For a complete listing of Glenwood Hot Springs summer hours and to book lodge reservations, please visit

Plan Your Stay

Lodge Reservations: 800-537-7946 (SWIM) · Spa: 877-947-3331 · Pool: 970-947-2955 · Athletic Club: 970-947-2953 · Sport Shop: 970-947-2940

Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge: 415 East 6th Street Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Spa of the Rockies: 401 North River Street Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 · 877-947-3331