An Overview of Glenwood Hot Springs Resort

Established in 1888, Glenwood Hot Springs Resort includes the largest mineral hot springs pool in the world, the Spa of the Rockies, a 107-room lodge, the health-based athletic club, a retail store and a poolside grill. Situated next to the Colorado River and surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, Glenwood Hot Springs Resort is considered an iconic property in Glenwood Springs and the state of Colorado.

The mineral spring that feeds the pools is called the Yampah spring, which translated from the Ute Indian language means “Big Medicine.” The Yampah spring was originally used by the nomadic Ute tribe and is still considered a scared place by them.

Glenwood Hot Springs Resort has two pools. The smaller and warmer Therapy Pool, lined with benches, is ideal for soaking. Bubble chairs provide another relaxation alternative. The big pool, which is 405 feet long (124 meters) and often compared to the length of a football field, is bathwater warm and features a large area for wading, playing and socializing. Lap lanes and a diving area are located at the west end. For the very youngest swimmers, a separate kiddie pool provides a safe place to play. Visitors have access to modern locker room facilities, lounge chairs, towel service and swim suit rentals.

The Spa of the Rockies is located in the historic sandstone bathhouse. Treatments at the Spa of the Rockies focus on wellness and natural health practices which have a deep-rooted history at the Glenwood Hot Springs Resort. The award-winning Spa of the Rockies been recognized multiple times as a Readers’ Choice spa by SpaFinder Wellness.

Just a few steps away, the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge recently completed a multimillion-dollar renovation that included floor-to-ceiling refurbishments to all 107 guest rooms. Every stay at the lodge includes unlimited admission to the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool and a complimentary full breakfast at the poolside Grill restaurant. For a nominal fee, guests also have access the Glenwood Hot Springs Athletic Club, the region’s premier fitness facility. The Club features fitness classes, state-of-the-art equipment, a sauna, steam room and hot tub.

Also of note, The Shop, the resort’s retail store, offers customers one of the largest selections of swimwear on the Western Slope of Colorado.

About Glenwood Hot Springs Resort
Glenwood Hot Springs Resort is a 130-year-old Colorado landmark resort located along Interstate 70 at Glenwood Springs, approximately 165 miles west of Denver and 90 miles east of Grand Junction. Famous for its enormous hot springs pools, other amenities include the Spa of the Rockies, the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge, an athletic club, a restaurant open for breakfast and lunch and a retail store specializing in swimwear. For more information, including press releases, a press kit, photos and a live web camera, please visit or call 800-537-SWIM (7946) or 970-947-2955. 

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Lindsey Lewis, Director of Sales and Revenue 
Glenwood Hot Springs/Spa of the Rockies
Patsy Popejoy, Communications Director
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