Check out our New Aspen Local Directory

Hot Springin' in the High Country

Angela Shy's picture

Hot Springs - Spa of the Rockies Athletic Club: The Glenwood Hot Springs and Spa has what you needHot Springs - Spa of the Rockies Athletic Club: The Glenwood Hot Springs and Spa has what you needGLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO - Stress! Stress! Stress!
That seems to be what I hear coming from many peoples mouth's these days. To be honest, as of late it has surely wreaked enough havoc on my own life to have pushed my mind to the point where it finally decided to scream for "Help and I finally decided to listen. It was time to find some Serenity... Now!

Thankfully I'm well aware of how fortunate I am to live where I do. During these times of stress I'm truly blessed with plenty of options to de-stress my mind, body and spirit if I choose to take part. It's the "choosing to take part" that I have a hard time with quite often unfortunatly! I can make all kinds of excuses to NOT do the things that will help me in a positive manner but today I allowed myself to remember that I am deserving of partaking in the goodness that is life. I reminded myself that I am a work in progress and allowed myself to relish in what this part of the country, that I get to call home, has to offer and I did that by opting to take a friend up on her offer to drive us over to Glenwood Springs and spend a little time soaking our worries away in the "Hot Spring Pools". What a GREAT decision!

For those of you unfamiliar with the "Pools", they are located in Glenwood Springs: 41.5 miles from Aspen and 61.3 miles from Vail. Not a bad drive in either direction especially when it comes to having a need to relieve... ;)

So Many Choices: A few great selections to choose from in regards to your Glenwood Hot Springs & Spa experience.So Many Choices: A few great selections to choose from in regards to your Glenwood Hot Springs & Spa experience.Now I had been to the pools before but it's been quite some time so I wasn't sure what to expect. Much to my pleasure my expectations were fullfilled at the highest level! The facilities were clean, they offered the option of an enclosed changing area, lockers, showers, towel rental, gift shop, etc...

The pools themselves are split in two so you have the option to immerse yourself in the hot side OR the cool side. I chose to spend a little time in each hitting the hot side first, than the cool side and once again hitting the hotness for a final "melt down". Even though it was pretty warm in Glenwood today I found the hot side of the pools cleansingly invigorating so don't let the Colorado sun fool you into thinking that just because it's warm outside that the pools are not an option!

I floated around in the salty spring water and was truly in hot spring bliss. I'm sure I could feel my pores opening and taking in the healing properties that are supposed to come along with the hot spring water. My experience was wonderful and the pools did just what I was hoping they would do: They allowed me to let my stress melt away into the water while my spirit was rejuvinated so as to take on whatever life chooses to throw my way tomorrow... and all for 13.25! What a deal especially considering the many fruitless way's I often choose to spend $13.25!

So when you find your shoulders tense and your mind racing remind yourself that not too far down the road is a decadent oasis known as: The "Glenwood Hot Springs" www.hotspringspool.com

For those that are interested in more than just soaking your worries away they also have Miniature Golf, Water Slides and Cabanas. Don't forget
to ask about special value, group and night rates.

Daily Rates Value M - F (peak) Sat - Sun (peak)
Teen / Adult $13.25 $16.75 $18.25
Child (3-12 Years) $9.25 $10.75 $11.25
Child (2 & Under) FREE FREE FREE

What a way to soak away the day...