After hiking up to the beautiful Hanging Lake, John and I needed to find somewhere to relax. We found solace in the hot waters of Indian Mountain Hot Springs in downtown Glenwood Springs, Colorado. These mineral-rich waters have been a haven for centuries, and they provided John and I with exactly what we needed after our hike!
It was a lovely Sunday afternoon, and we could tell that the town was bustling. We pulled up to the spa around 2 o'clock in the afternoon, and the parking lot was just about full. We fortunately found a spot and walked inside.
It cost $25 for access to the spa for the day, and it included showers, lockers, and access to all 16 pools. You can find all the rates and rules on their website here. We separated into our locker rooms and quickly changed into our bathing suits.
We met back up at the top of the pool area and scoped out which pool we wanted to start with. Usually, we start with the coldest and work to the hottest, but many of the pools were at capacity, so we had to hop around based on what was available.
The pools are all grouped together fairly closely, yet each one has its own "personality". Some are small and intimate, others are big enough for swimming, some are hotter, and some are cooler. I felt like Goldie Locks looking for the pool that was just right.
We liked the pools that were closer to the river, because they gave us a better view of the incredible rock formations surrounding the town. The views of the bright right and orange hillsides from Iron Mountain are definitely its best selling point. The stunning mountain views and warm, spring waters were beyond relaxing especially with the sounds of the river beneath them.
We spent the entire afternoon hopping in and out of pools, sipping on drinks, and enjoying the company of our fellow soakers. Once the sun set, we took the cue to pack up and head home. We were well beyond relaxed and were totally satisfied by the incredible day in Glenwood Canyon.
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