AAA Editor Notes
Glenwood Hot Springs is off I-70 exit 116 to 401 N. River St. Measuring 2 blocks long, this is the world’s largest known outdoor thermal pool. The pool’s mineral-rich waters come from Yampah Springs, once considered sacred by the Ute Indians (Yampah means “big medicine”), and are maintained between 93 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit. By the late 19th century the springs had been developed into a resort containing a hot springs pool, bath house and a lodge, which soon became a popular getaway for movie stars, American presidents and other dignitaries.
Exercise lap lanes, a children’s wading area, diving boards and two waterslides are featured. A smaller therapy pool is maintained at 104 degrees Fahrenheit. An athletic club, spa and miniature golf also are offered.
Lockers, towels and bathing suits are available for a small fee.
Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.