After three days of running wild in the Colorado and Utah desert, it was time for me to head back to Atlanta, so I see Our Last Night perform live the following evening. Even so, we managed to stuff one last adventure into our day; we drove two hours north to visit the Iron Mountain Hot Springs.
We originally found the brochure at the hotel, the night before, when we were contemplating what low-energy attraction we should do before my flight. When this popped up for just $20, we knew it was a trip worth taking.
The drive to Iron Mountain was a beautiful one, but I was writing for most of it and didn’t take a lot of pictures until on the way back. As with most places we visited, the drive there did take us by the Colorado River. I’ll share pictures from the drive later on, but for now, check out the view.
Needless to say, we were pretty high up, and still had a bit of a way to go, but before long, we were pulling into the parking lot of Iron Mountain Hot Springs for a day of warm soaking and relaxation. Here’s the view from the outside.
Checking in didn’t take very long, and towels were only about $2 or $3 a piece. The changing rooms were large enough, clean, and had assigned lockers. We changed quickly and then headed out to the springs to soak.
Naturally, we didn’t bring our phones out to soak with us, but I did get a few quick pictures before we left. As you can see, the springs were more like heated hot tubs. They were enriched with various minerals and kept at different temperatures. There was a family side where kids were allowed, and then an adult side, for people like us, who could use the peace and quiet.
The view was absolutely spectacular. The pictures don’t do it justice.
Since I had a flight to catch, we only got about 45 minutes of soaking in, before it was time to head back. Here are the pictures of the drive to Grand Junction, as promised.
This is one of those experiences you have to savour for yourself, so if you’re ever in Colorado and have $20 to spare, I highly recommend those hot springs. And no, we did not receive payments or perks to give them an honourable mention.
Thanks for coming along with me on our spring trip out west. Next week, I’ll share photos and videos from that concert I was so eager to see!