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  • Ksharkey18
    124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was well worth the hike up the mountain. I hiked this with two 9 year olds, two CrossFit athletes, a 20 year old man and my husband. I am a 42 year old mom, I walk and do strength training 1-2 times week and I rate this hike has challenging, but totally doable. However, if you have not worked out your legs or taken a good brisk walk in some time, you might rate this as difficult. Moms out there, plan to bring water, snacks and layers of clothing if hiking in the winter. We got hot going up there in November, but coming down I out back on a layer. It is absolutely gorgeous and great workout. I suggest hitting up the Glenwood Hot Springs after so bring a swimsuit. I think we did the round trip hike in 90 mins with shorts breaks as we went up. Highly recommend it!!!!
    Written 21 November 2023
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  • sands3443
    Cleves, OH5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park was a lot of fun. We went to see the caves, walk around, see the views and have lunch. It was a great, little park. I'm so glad we took everyone's recommendations and tried it. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. The rides and the way the park was decorated made it even more fun to see. We spent close to 4 hours there.
    Written 11 June 2024
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  • Leticia T
    Erie, CO13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I hiked up to Hanging Lake on Sun, Nov 5th, starting at 8:45am. And we took the additional 200 yards up to Spouting Rock Falls, which is so worth it! The hike is 3.3 miles round trip from the parking lot and took us 2 hours, with a 15 min stop at the Lake & SR. We made the required reservation online prior to arriving, which was checked by a ranger at his post by the parking lot. As it states on the website, you can only access the trailhead by driving eastbound on I70, which was fine for us because we were staying in Glenwood Springs.
    We were dressed in layers for the 43* temps, and even though we did get warm sometimes, we only took off our beanies & gloves a couple times, as the hike is still in the shade most of the way. It had snowed a week before but what little ice/snow there was was packed down, so it wasn't slippery - we didn't need the microspikes or hiking poles we had brought. It's a steady hike uphill for a mile, following the creek. I don't think I'd want to do this hike when there's ice or snow - some steps/rocks are steep so I can imagine the trail being slippery, going up and down, even with the help of poles & wearing the right footwear. There is a handrail at the steepest, rocky portion right before getting to the lake, which you definitely use to get yourself down safely.
    We'd like to come back to do this hike in warmer weather. The water is truly a beautiful turquoise color, even off-season! There's no swimming or wading in the lake (a nice boardwalk allows you to walk the perimeter) but one can stand under the upper waterfalls to cool off :-)
    The trail has hard, steep portions, but anyone can hike this, just take your time.
    Written 7 November 2023
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  • Angeleyes A
    Miami, FL33 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The experiencing was breathtaking ..I like that they had the names and the inclusiveness pool setting from around the world .On the family side the pools names or experience was from natural.stones and countries. I found my birthstone pool Ruby and I went in July for my birthday. I was going to do Glenwood hotspring also and I changed my.mod. went i was passing by and saw that it was noisy and the pool was like every other day swimming pool . I did not pay all that money to go to Colorado to go to a generic pool..Glenwood spring there hours were.more flexibly because you can leave and fo back for reentry for free. That is the biggest advance they have over Iron mountain . If Iron mountain was more flexible even for a reduce cost for reentry or better time slots for longer stay and.not be hunt down with the color coded handbag that will automatically lock you out if you over stay a minute over they would be a five stars..The prices escalate base on the days weekend and the time frame you are boxed is not very good .Your skin does feel like.silk when soaking ..The temperatures varies and are just right even greater than 100f ..The pools are designed.in warm natural stones i.loke tye one with the pebbles and the colored lighting. I like the varieties of.pool. It rained when I was there there should have a semi shelter over the pools for snow or Rain ...there is nothing more breathtaking in a hotsprings when it is raining and drinking some nice strawberry daiquiri there was yhe best I had . It was a silent creeper rhe hotsprpings make more thirsty so you drink or like water and didn't realize that it as buzzed until I get out of the pool.. It was nice that was funny because I am rarely drink and abbay drinker . The.Iron mountain spring reminds me of the the one in Switzerland that I went to in Bad Ragaz they are both strict alike on the entrance, departure and.prices .
    Iron mountain springs its more natural earthy and closer to nature ..
    I think they should not escalate or fluctuate the prices base on the times, holiday and days of the week. The direction to the pool was sketchy they need sign leading up to the Bathhouse . It is a good getaway place to go. I enjoy it. The next one I would like to try is the Pagosa hotsprings . STRAWBEERY hotsprings was breathtaking too this one IS IN the forest in the mountain ANOTEHR jewel. THE JEWel of Colorado are Iron mountain Hotspring VS Strawberry Hotspring vs Pegosa hotspring.
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • Twinkiehimalayan
    Cincinnati, OH404 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We made the drive from Denver just to come to this hot spring. It was such a treat to slip into the 93 degree water - in the main pool - with 50ish air. We visited on a Monday morning at 9am. I actually brought all of my swimming gear to do laps - as there are lane lines etc... at one end. I hopped in a lane with some friendly regulars who gave me the lowdown. It really is incredible swimming laps & seeing all of the crystal clear natural rocks below. For someone that is used to a 78ish degree lap pool, 93 is an adjustment to say the least! There was some discrepancy as to whether one length across was 33 meters or yards... but figure a 100 is 3 lengths. There was a lively group water aerobics class going on as well. Because it was Monday we paid $32 per adult. This gets you the locker room and a locker. We had brought our own towels. The REALLY hot pool on the one end has high pressure shower heads & stone curved like chaise longues in the pool with more jets. Extremely unique & relaxing! I can see how this place could be extremely crowded & costly with children during a weekend....therefore as a couple traveling, I would come on a weekday morning for the most relaxing experience.
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • perennials2003
    West Lafayette, IN89 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    There's a very steep and I do mean steep trail that goes up to the cemetery where the grave is located. Apparently while they know Doc is buried here they are not sure exactly where, he was a pauper when he died so there was no permanent marker installed. However there is a nice memorial to him and the cemetery itself is very pretty. Be advised a couple told us they had seen a bear and another man said people had seen a cub.
    Written 28 June 2023
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  • Nora O
    Henderson, NE331 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wanted a hike on our road trip and this was perfect! Right off I70. Trail exit marked as a rest area. We hiked for an hour. Trail follows the creek. Kids would also enjoy the rocks and the view of the water. There are also a couple picnic tables not far from the trail parking lot. It would be a great spot for a scenic picnic.
    Written 25 May 2024
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  • Kim K
    Chicago4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a refreshing atmosphere compared to the big resorts. Super easy to get to if you're staying in GS, parking is a breeze and of course, free. I actually found the greens and blues to be a little more challenging than the average g/b, which was cool. The views from the top lift are breathtaking and the rental/lift ticket staff was incredibly friendly. The most important part of this review to me was acknowledging Bill, the man who runs their Customer Services. I lost my wallet and he spent so much time trying to help me recover it, even going through garbage with me. It turned up, and he walked through the whole lodge looking for me to happily return it. He was just a very down to Earth nice guy who clearly loves his job. Overall a huge 5 star rating is what this place deserves.
    Written 30 March 2024
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  • CindyMadsenBuck
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    we are blessed to live in this fabulous valley with fresh air and sunshine and a community that genuinely cares about each other- it's rare to find a place with so many blessings. we feel grateful and honored to live here
    Written 11 November 2019
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  • Amber M.
    Ramot Menashe, Israel18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredibly friendly woman who works there, but her name escapes me. Beautiful and diverse art and jewelry to choose from, you won’t leave empty handed.
    Written 11 July 2023
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  • A.Casey
    8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty overlook on the way. it’s uphill the entire way there. You can stop at a few spots to sit or admire to scenery. We drove from Denver on a Sunday- the traffic was terrible coming back. Not sure if I’d drive 2.5 hrs again to see it for 10 minutes, but if you’re in the area or passing by, surely it should be on your list. We made a few other stops on the way back to Denver.
    Written 14 August 2023
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  • SkiBug5
    Rochester, NY237 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A small old house packed full of information and interesting things to look at from the past. It is worth the $5/$4 senior charge.
    Written 9 March 2023
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