Been there done that when it comes to Colorado hot springs? You're in luck, the new Iron Mountain Hot Springs just broke ground in the hot-water haven of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Nestled up alongside the banks of the Colorado River, the family friendly, redeveloped hot springs is set to open May 2015.
With capacity for up to 300 soakers, the development plans include a 40 x 60 foot family pool plus four smaller relaxation pools. Moms and dads can also take a break from their spawn: the family pool will have an elevated, hotter section from which guests will be able to watch their little ones frolic in the cooler, shallower section of the pool. The resort will also include a water slide, buildings housing admissions and changing rooms, plus concessions and retail locations.
The property has a long history, operating as a hot springs resort since the late 1890s before being torn down in 1996. As a nod to its legacy, the resort owners (Steve and Jeanne Beckley and Mogli and Coop Cooper) have worked to make the hot springs as authentic as possible. The pools are naturally shaped to blend into the hillside and they've planned a viewing tower that resembles an old water tower from the nineteenth century. All aesthetics aside, the resort also plans to provide its guests with heated walkways, both for convenience and safety. Is it May yet?
-By Tara Tubb
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