Sopris Splash Zone

Sopris Splash Zone is open daily 11am - 6pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day weather & staffing permitting.

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There is no additional fee to enjoy the Sopris Splash Zone and Shoshone Chutes.

You must be 42” tall to ride without an adult. Persons 36” to 41” may ride with an adult in a double tube. There are no age requirements.



Water has never been more thrilling! Introducing the Sopris Spash Zone, an all new area with water attractions for the whole family.

The Sopris Splash Zone will offer you and your family new ways to create fun and memorable experiences, with:

• Shoshone Chutes: A whitewater river open air tube ride that plunges you downhill with plenty of twists and turns and screams. You'll feel like you're riding down the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon—with lush landscaping, cascading tiers, and boulders.

Sopris Splash Zone: A new children's play area with three mini-water slides, waterfalls modeled after the popular Hanging Lake hike in Glenwood Canyon, interactive water features, shallow play areas, and shade structures for sun protection.

Grand Fountain: A water feature that acts as a kid-friendly splash pad by day — by night it becomes a lighted fountain that can be seen by pool-goers and Glenwood Springs visitors strolling across the pedestrian bridge.

Wondering what it's like to float down the new Shoshone Chutes adventure river in the Sopris Splash Zone? Take a look! This exciting 3-minute long river ride is anything but lazy, as it twists and turns, banks and swooshes, and mimicks the thrill of a Colorado whitewater experience. 


Shoshone Chutes Adventure River Ride
Shoshone Chutes will put a smile on your face!
Shoshone Chutes brings out the kid in everyone
Shoshone Chutes is for kids & kids at heart!
Grand Fountain Splash Pad
Cool off in the hot summer months
Kids playing in the Grand Fountain Splash Pad
View of Sopris Splash Zone from Pedestrian Bridge
Sopris Splash Zone Entrance
Sopris Splash Zone Kid Slide
Sopris Splash Zone Kid Slide
Zero Entry Toddler Pool
Zero Entry Toddler Pool
Jump through the Hanging Lake Waterfall
Hanging Lake Waterfall-fed Pool

Frequently Asked Questions

Click the questions below to read answers to our most frequently asked questions.

What kind of water will be used for the new attractions?

This new area will use fresh city water geothermally heated using our main Yampah spring.

Will there be restrooms nearby?

Yes, new restrooms and limited outdoor showers are open and available for use near the west lawn.

Will the adventure river require tubes or mats to go down?

Yes. The adventure river requires inflatable (single and double) tubes. 

Is the Sopris Splash Zone and Shoshone Chutes ADA accessible?

The Sopris Splash Zone includes a ramp alongside the south stairway to allow wheel chairs and stroller access. The Shoshone Chutes are not ADA accessible.

What are the minimum age/height requirements?

You must be 42” tall to ride without an adult. Persons 36” to 41” may ride with an adult in a double tube. There are no age requirements.

Is Shoshone Chutes a lazy river?

No, Shoshone Chutes is a whitewater river tube ride that plunges you downhill with plenty of twists, turns, and thrills.

Will the Shoshone Chutes, or anything in the Sopris Splash Zone require an additional fee?

There will be no additional cost to use the Sopris Splash Zone attractions. 

Will the Sopris Splash Zone be open year round?

The attractions in Sopris Splash Zone will be open during peak summer season and weekends in the spring & fall weather & staffing permitting