The Yampah Spa Vapor Caves are natural underground hot mineral water steam baths located in the historic hot springs mountain retreat of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Hot mineral waters flow through the cave floors at 125 degrees F. to create our natural geothermal steam baths. The Vapor Caves consist of three adjoining underground rock chambers. Visitors descend a stairway inside the main building and pass through a stone corridor into the caves. An atmosphere of well-being pervades throughout the soothing stillness of the caves. Relax on slab marble benches in the rocky alcoves, and inhale the natural steam vapor in the warm, dimly lit cave chambers. Stress and tension melt away effortlessly. 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 spacious solarium. Cold water and small tubs are also available for cooling off in the caves.
The hot springs source is in the hillside behind the spa. The natural, untreated therapeutic water contains 34 minerals and trace elements, and is especially high in sulfate, nitrate, zinc and potassium. The hot springs water flows through the caves at a simmering 125 degrees F. by way of narrow, shallow channels. Visitors to the 120 year old Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves continue to experience a long tradition of healing and rejuvenation. The caves and a wide range of excellent spa treatments combine to purify body and spirit as they soothe away aches and pains.
In addition to the Vapor Caves, we now offer a full range of contemporary health and beauty treatments: massage, facials, herbal body treatments, private natural mineral baths and salon services. Yampah Spa Vapor Caves are easily accessible from Interstate 70, we’re located just east of the Hot Springs Lodge and Pool complex.
The Historic Vapor Caves are open everyday except Thanksgiving and Christmas from 9am to 9pm. Currently you do need a reservation to use the caves. You may click here to go to our reservations page, or call us at 970-945-0667. And be sure to check our monthly special page for this month’s treatment package special.A Yampah Spa Gift Certificate makes a wonderful, unique and thoughtful gift for anyone.