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Glenwood Springs, Colorado: Vapor Caves

Open since 1893. Vapor-loving visitors sit in swimsuits inside 112-degree underground caves, soaking in the vapors from the hot mineral water that flows through the floors.

Yampah Spa and Salon

Address:
709 E. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs, CO
Directions:
Yampah Spa and Salon. I-70 exit 116. Turn north onto CO-82, then immediately turn right at the Hot Springs Historic District sign onto N. River St. Follow River Street, paralleling the interstate, for a half-mile. When the street veers left, turn right at the stop sign onto E. Sixth St. Drive 100 feet. Entrance to the parking lot will be on the left.
Hours:
Daily 9-9. Advance reservations required. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
970-945-0667
Admission:
2 hour cave pass: $20.
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Yampah Spa Vapor Caves.

Cave Spa and Salon

The Yampah Spa Vapor Caves are natural underground hot mineral water steam baths. Hot mineral waters flow through the cave floor at 125 degrees F. to create geothermal steam baths.

There are three adjoining underground rock chambers. Visitors descend a stairway inside the main building and pass through a stone corridor into the caves, then sit on slab marble benches in the rocky alcoves, inhaling the steam vapor in the dimly lit cave chambers.

Cave temperatures average 110-112 degrees F., allowing repeated visits of 10-12 minutes separated by brief rests in a nearby cooling room, or upstairs in the solarium. Cold water and small tubs are also available for cooling off in the caves.

[George Larson, 03/02/2023]

The Vapor Caves have been open to vapor-loving visitors since 1893.


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