Sopris Splash Zone

Sopris Splash Zone and Shoshone Chutes Adventure River
Closed for the season

In order to allow for adequate social distancing, the Sopris Splash Zone has a maximum occupancy of 56 people at any given time.  There is a sign-up sheet at the entrance. Please keep 6 ft. social distance while in line. We want all of our guests to have the opportunity to experience and enjoy the new Sopris Splash Zone. Between 11am – 5:30pm, you will be able to sign up for 30-minute increments and new sign-up sheets will be posted every hour between 11am – 5:00 pm. Every 30 minutes, a new group will be allowed in after the previous group has exited. 

Re-entry to this area will be allowed, given that you’re signed up and we are not already at capacity. The Shoshone Chutes adventure river ride is operating at normal capacity – please keep 6 ft. social distance while in line.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.

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



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 a mountain creek in Colorado—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 Ride Photo
Shoshone Chutes Ride Photo
Shoshone Chutes Ride Photo
Shoshone Chutes Ride Photo
Shoshone Chutes Ride Photo
Sopris Splash Zone Entrance
Sopris Splash Zone Slide
Sopris Splash Zone Slide
Sopris Splash Zone Slide
Sopris Splash Zone Splash Pad
Sopris Splash Zone
Sopris Splash Zone Waterfall
Sopris Splash Zone Kids Slide

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Are the hot springs open during construction? What are the Pool hours?

Yes! The pool is unaffected by construction and will remain open during regular business hours from 9:00am - 10:00pm, and 7:30am to 10:00pm in the summer. 

Are the spa and athletic club open?

Yes! The spa and athletic club are unaffected by construction and parking is available. 

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

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

Will there be restrooms nearby?

Yes, new restrooms will be available near the future attractions.

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

Yes. The adventure river will utilize inflatable 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 screams.

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 season and weekends (weather/staff dependent). 

Updated 11/20/20:
Lodge is OPEN! Pool is OPEN from 9am-9pm!

Given recent updates for Garfield County - our property is still open and operating and welcoming visitors. 

Masks are mandatory and must be worn in all public areas with the exception of those actively swimming in the pool.

Pool reservations are not required. Day admission for the Pool is on a first-come first-serve basis. Learn More

Spa of the Rockies is temporarily closed without a set reopening date.