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“The #1 Reason we go to Glenwood Springs”

Glenwood Hot Springs Pool
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Owner description: Located between Aspen and Vail, you'll find the World's Largest Hot Springs Pool. The Ute Indians called it Yampah, meaning "big medicine." Soothe your muscles after outdoor activities year round. The large pool is kept at a comfortable 90°- 93° F and the smaller therapy pool averages about 104° F. Additional amenities include a lodge, spa, athletic club, grill and shopping. Relieve muscle and joint pain, or just relax and feel the wonder of a soak in our hot springs. Soaking in hot, highly concentrated mineral water has many health benefits. Increasing body temperature helps the body naturally kill harmful germs and viruses, eliminate toxins, and increase blood flow. The absorbtion of essential minerals gives the body a natural boost. You will feel the difference within minutes of stepping in. Jump in the large pool, at over 400 feet long, and "cool down." Swim laps or practice your form on the diving board. Water slides, mini golf, and kiddie pool are available in the warmer months. Bring your own cooler and snacks, or stop by the poolside Grill to grab a bite.
Reviewed February 5, 2014

Doc Holliday sought the "curative powers" of the Glenwood Springs waters in 1887. I don't know that the waters cure anything, and they certainly weren't able to rejuvenate Doc, but they feel terrific and seem more buoyant than regular fresh water, perhaps due to the abundance of minerals in the springs. The pool is required by State Law to chlorinate the pool, but that's thankfully not obvious. The large pool is kept at 90º and the smaller soaking pool at 104º. It's wonderful all times of year, but feels especially magical when misting during a snowfall at night. There is a water slide and diving boards at one end (slide costs extra and often isn't open), and it's a great destination for families, couples, and individuals. One can step up the experience with a visit to the Mineral Caves east of the pool. The pool has become very expensive over the years, IMO, increasing several dollars a year in price, and now up to $20 or more for a full-day pass. However, one can mitigate this with a partial pass, and children cost less. Bring your own towels ($2.50 to rent one!) and be prepared with quarters for the 50¢ lockers (which may also go up because they're currently being replaced). A day pass affords in-and-out privileges.

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Reviewed February 1, 2014

We've been in these pools in the Winter when it snowing, and in the summer when the air is almost as hot as the water -- and it's been great every time. The setting can't be beat. But it has become a little costly for a family.

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Reviewed January 30, 2014

A trip to Glenwood would not be complete without a visit to the Hot Springs. It's a great place to relax after skiing, hiking, or other activity. Soaking in the hot water makes the tensions melt away. As mentioned by others, the temperatures of the pools vary by the distance from the source of the hot water.

A visit here not low cost, but it is worth it. I almost always plan a trip or two to the hot springs pool when I am in Glenwood on vacation.

Thank runnerskier
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

We took our grandkids here and they loved it; not to mention grandma and pa who soothed away all the travel aches and pains. There are 2 pools...one hotter than the other but ones you can stay in for hours it seems. There is a nice lawn and shade area around the pool and an adequate refreshment stand as well. They have a pay-for slide for the kids . The bathrooms are large and clean. From here we went to Gunnison so it was nice to rest up.

Thank kathy b
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

We always love visiting the pool, but we really enjoyed it at night. Steamy water gets cooler as you walk west to the end. Locker rooms are fairly clean and well maintained.

Thank Car0l259
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