Owners envision a family pool and four smaller relaxation pools on the bank of the Colorado River at the site of the former Iron Springs Spa in Glenwood Springs.
Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Aug. 19, 2014) — Already known far and wide as a premiere mineral hot springs destination, Glenwood Springs may soon have another option for travelers wishing to experience the area’s geothermal wonders. Plans are currently underway to redevelop the historic Iron Springs Spa on the bank of the Colorado River.
The Iron Mountain Hot Springs LLC, which is co-owned by Steve and Jeanne Beckley and Mogli and Coop Cooper, has purchased 13 acres west of Two Rivers Park and is now going through the approval process with the City of Glenwood Springs. The owners envision a 40-by-60-foot family pool and four smaller, relaxation pools, along with buildings to house admissions, changing rooms, concessions and retail operations, and a parking lot. The new resort will have a maximum capacity of 300 people and will be operated by Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.
“This is an exciting opportunity to provide the people who visit Glenwood Springs, and the people who live here, with an additional way to enjoy the mineral hot springs,” said Steve Beckley, who owns Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park with his wife Jeanne. “The Iron Mountain Hot Springs will have five pools of varying shapes and sizes tucked into the hillside and will complement the experience at the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. It will offer one more way to relax and have fun here, and, at the same time, bring a part of Glenwood Springs’ history back to life.”
The conceptual design, which has received positive feedback from the Glenwood Springs City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission, features naturally shaped pools that blend into the landscaping on the hillside next to the river. Landscape architect Ric Fields, who helped to design the Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs in Redstone, has been hired to lead the design.
Plans include construction of a watchtower resembling an old water tower similar to one that was on the site in the 1890s, a waterfall feature, a small bridge with a water slide, and walkways, heated with water from the hot springs, connecting the pools. The family pool will include an elevated, hotter section where parents can soak while watching their children play in the shallow, cooler pool. A large shade structure will provide guests a place to rest, enjoy food and beverages, and take in the views.
“We have the remarkable chance to add something very special to the list of attractions here in Glenwood Springs,” said Mogli Cooper, co-owner of the Iron Mountain Hot Springs LLC. “It’s already been chosen as the most fun town in America. Let’s keep giving visitors reasons to come back.”
Pending final approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council, construction will begin this fall with a tentative opening date in May 2015.
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Located in scenic Glenwood Springs, Colo., midway between Aspen and Vail, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park offers a one-of-a-kind mountain-top adventure. The Adventure Park features a gondola ride, walking and wild tours of Glenwood Caverns & Historic Fairy Caves, dining, and attractions including an Alpine Coaster, Giant Canyon Swing, Glenwood Canyon Flyer, Cliffhanger Roller Coaster, Wild West Express family coaster, 4D Motion Theater, laser tag, a climbing wall, gemstone sluice box mining and a Ferris wheel ride. Some attractions are seasonal. Ideal setting for groups and birthday parties.