The summer renovation will welcome an upgraded children’s area, among other amenities.
Mountain town dwellers and weekend warriors alike have been soaking their sore bones in Glenwood Springs’ naturally occurring soothing mineral waters since 1888. Since then, Glenwood Hot Springs Resort has been the world’s largest hot springs pool, complete with a 107-room lodge, athletic club, spa, boutique and restaurant. This summer, the rejuvenation station is unveiling a massive renovation to the west end of the historic geothermal property. Working with Denver-based DHM Design, which also operates a local office and recently completed an overhaul of the Ouray Hot Springs, the multimillion-dollar project includes adding new aquatic features and replacing the existing waterslides, kiddie pool and miniature golf course with an updated and integrated family-focused aquatic recreation zone. But the main attraction is the Shoshone Chutes, an inner tube ride that twists and turns along what was custom-designed to emulate going through the Colorado River’s nearby whitewater rapids with lush landscaping, cascading tiers and boulder features. Day passes from $27, 415 E. Sixth St.
Photography by: Glenwood Hot Springs Resort