Glenwood Hot Springs Pool Fact Sheet
Year established: 1888
Claim to fame: World’s largest outdoor mineral hot springs pool
Water source: Yampah spring
Water flow: 3,500,000 gallons of water per day
Temperature: 122°F (51°C)
Size & temperature:
Large pool: 405 feet long x 100 feet wide (123 x 30 meters); 90°-93°F (32°-34°C)
Therapy pool: 100 feet long x 40 feet wide (30 x 12 meters); 104°F (40°C)
Gallons/Liters of water:
Large pool: 1,071,000 gallons (4,054,176 liters)
Therapy pool: 91,000 gallons (344,472 liters)
Diving Boards: 1
Lap Lanes: 4
Parking: free parking in a variety of lots; the Hot Springs Hopper provides continuous shuttle available to outlying lots. (Please call 800-537-SWIM(7946) to confirm this is running due to COVID protocols.)
Sopris Splash Zone
Located at the west end of the pool, this family-friendly aquatic park opened in 2019 and is Phase I of a years-long, multi-phase, resort-wide renovation plan.
Sopris Splash Zone consists of three distinct areas: Shoshone Chutes, Hanging Lake and Grand Fountain.
The name Sopris Splash Zone honors the memory of Captain Richard Sopris, a prospector who explored the area around Glenwood Springs in 1860. He later became the mayor of Denver, Colorado. Mt. Sopris, the majestic peak south of Glenwood Springs, is named for him.
There is no additional fee to use Sopris Splash Zone.
Shoshone Chutes can be navigated on either one- or two-person tubes and is designed to be experienced with friends and family; young children can experience the river with an older sibling or adult. The river ride is approximately 700 feet long with a total run time of about 2.5 to 3 minutes. The walls and landscaping of Shoshone Chutes are designed to emulate the natural Colorado landscape, some have likened it to the rock formations seen while rafting in Glenwood Canyon.
Hanging Lake, named after the famed falls and hiking trail in Glenwood Canyon, features waterfalls that children can play under and walk behind and that cascade into a zero-depth-entry pool. Other features include three kiddie slides, interactive aquatic play features, and another zero-depth wading pool for youngsters that is shaded by a large pergola.
By day, the Grand Fountain is a fun splash pad that shoots water seven feet in the air. At night, it becomes an illuminated show fountain with sprays of water that reach heights of 17 feet and can be seen by pool-goers and people strolling across the pedestrian bridge that connects Sixth Street to downtown. The fountain honors both the town’s and resorts history. The Colorado River was originally called the Grand, which is also the name of Glenwood’s main street. When the pool opened in 1888, it featured a large fountain.
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Resort Hours of Operation: click here
Physical Properties and Chemical Analysis of Yampah Spring
As determined by the Colorado Geological Survey Department of Natural Resources
Phone: 800-537-SWIM (7946), 970-945-6571
Glenwood Hot Springs Athletic Club Fact Sheet
Overview: Considered the premier fitness center in the region, the Athletic Club is located in Glenwood Hot Springs Pool’s historic stone bathhouse. In addition to the club’s state-of-the-art fitness equipment, there is a full roster of daily classes, racquetball courts and top-notch locker room facilities. Members and day guests have unlimited access to the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. Must be 18 years of age or older to use the Athletic Club.
• movement studio equipped with Pilates chairs and reformers
• Yoga classes and therapy
• Pilates mat classes
• steam room
• full-circuit strength-training equipment
• free weights
• champion racquetball and handball courts
• cardiovascular equipment
• Zumba, barre, aerobic and spinning fitness classes
• certified personal trainers and instructors
• locker rooms, towel service and amenities
• private sun deck
Daily rates: includes access to Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, must be 18 years of age or older
Hours of Operation
Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge Fact Sheet
Refurbishments: 2011, comprehensive remodel of all guest rooms; 2008, comprehensive remodel of public spaces
Number of rooms: 107 non-smoking rooms
In-room ameneties: air conditioning, 42-inch flat screen LED televisions, built-in mini refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, in-room safes, energy-efficient lighting, free internet access (Wi-Fi in lobby), iPod docking stations and other technological upgrades to accommodate a variety of electronic devices.
On-site: guest laundry, outdoor patios, private balconies and off-street parking
AAA Three Diamond rated: Rated by professional evaluators as a multifaceted property with a distinguished style, including upgrades in the quality of physical attributes, amenities and level of comfort provided.
Awards: 2017, CNN Travel selected Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge as a Most Amazing Pool 2016, Colorado Parent selected the Lodge as a Top 5 Resort/Hotel winner; 2013, 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence; 2013 TripAdvisor Green Leaders, Bronze; 2010, Fodor’s Travel, Gold Choice “Top 10 US Hotel Pool.”
Business center: computers, color printer, fax, copy machine, internet
Meeting facilities: Ute Mountain Room seats 20; Iron Mountain Room accommodates 35
Audio/visual equipment: TV/VCR/DVD, dry erase board, overhead projector, screen, easel or flip chart available at no charge
Rates: Include lodging, unlimited access to Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, full breakfast at the poolside Grill. Discounted Athletic Club passes are available for Lodge guests.
Most popular packages: Ski Swim Stay, Rafting, Biking, Golf, Fly Fishing & Wellness
Reservations: 800-537-SWIM (7946) or 970-945-6571; www.hotspringspool.com
Restrictions: No smoking in guest rooms or common areas; no pets.
Glenwood Hot Springs Shop and Grill Fact Sheet
Apparel: Features the Rocky Mountain region’s largest selection of swimwear. Resort wear, handbags jewelry, gifts, sundries, hats, sunglasses, water toys and more also are available in this boutique store.
Glenwood Hot Springs Grill & Snack Bar
Menu: daily specials, sandwiches, soup, salad, snacks, pizza, burgers, hot dogs, ice cream
Full breakfast: every stay at the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge includes a full breakfast at the poolside Grill with a choice of cooked-to-order omelets, scrambled eggs, pancakes, hash browns, daily specials, fresh fruit, baked goods, yogurt, cereal, and hot and cold beverages
Beverages: juice, coffee, hot chocolate, smoothies, tea, soda and water; beer and wine also are available and must be consumed at the Grill
Seating capacity: 80