If you are traveling to Colorado, you should definitely take the time to visit the hot springs. You will feel more relaxed and you will be rejuvenated, even if you spend just one day in these mineral hot springs. If you want this relaxing experience, you should visit one of these hot springs for sure. These natural youth pools lay along both sides of the Continental Divide. Many of them have been transformed into real luxury spa services with overnight accommodations, pools, changing rooms and a lot of other services that will make your stay unforgettable.
So, if you need a break from your schedule and the everyday worries, the hot water soak will do wonders for you, both physically and mentally. You can enjoy also other activities, such us mountain biking, high-country hikes and rafting trips. Many of these pools work throughout the year and the prices vary from $10 to $20 per day. If you have kids, the prices for them will be significantly less. Also, you can rent the towels and if you are willing to pay a couple of extra bucks you can enjoy a nice massage. Here is a list of the best hot springs in Colorado. Enjoy!
The Glenwood hot spring is a million gallon sight for sore eyes. The main pool is so large, it is 400 feet long and is 90 degrees. So, even if there are hundreds of people in this pool, you won’t feel crowded. The adjacent pool is as big as most of the swimming pools. It is 100 feet long and has 104 degrees. In order to get to it, you should take the California Zephyr train. It stops at the Colorado River twice a day. If you want to explore the nature, you are in for a treat. The Yampah Vapor Caves are near the Glenwood Hot Springs and are great addition to this all natural experience.
Behind the main building, there is a spring in the shape of a heart. The Steamboat old town hot springs has been a part of this town since 1875. The founder built the first bathhouse even before Colorado was a state. The Steamboat old town hot springs has recently been renovated and the remodeled pool complex will wash away all of your problems. Currently, the non-profit Steamboat Health and Recreation Association runs this water attraction.
The interesting thing about the Steamboat Old Town Hot Springs is that if you become their member you can pay off the services by volunteering. So, you can sign up for childcare, you can help with the pool maintenance or with cleaning up.
This rustic spa will help you get back to your roots. It will tune you in with nature and is a place where you can relax and heal both physically and mentally. The Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn and Spa is located about 5 miles west of downtown Buena Vista, at the foot of Cottonwood Pass. You can relax in of the 3 private hot tubs, which are all custom made, in of the 4 gravity-fed soaking pools or you can enjoy a nice massage on-site from a trained professional. If you want to spend the night in the Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn and Spa, there is a dorm, a motel and several creekside cabins. In each of the cabins there is a small pool. This place doesn’t allow alcohol, there aren’t any TVs or phones. If you bring your kids with you, they should be quiet and respectful.
If you continue north for about 8 miles from the Steamboat hot springs you will find the most charming and idyllic gem. The walls of this pool are made from stone and the water flows from one to another terrace. Also, the temperature of the water varies from 102 to 104 degrees. For those of you that don’t want to let your clothes keep you away from having a great experience, we have great news. After dark, the clothes become optional. There is minimal lighting that comes from the stars. On Friday and Saturday, you can use the pools until midnight. Be sure to bring cash, when you visit this place, because they don’t accept credit cards. The fee for adults is only $10. If you want to stay there for a couple of days you can rent out a walk-in campsite, covered wagon or a rustic cabin.
This place is one of the most historic destinations that is found on the Colorado River. The Hot Sulphur Springs Resort and Spa have the most diverse selection of pools that are different in temperature, color, shape and size. The founder of Denver’s first newspaper, William Byers, owned this place in the past. Currently, this place has a therapy pool, solarium pool and private baths. In addition they offer their customer to stay in their lodge that has 17 rooms. If you want to be pampered, there are spa services, as well as areas for massages and body wraps.
This resort is located at the south edge of Idaho Springs and it is the closest to Denver. The Indian Hot Springs offer their customers a lot of options. You can enjoy yourself in the indoor private baths, in the palm-adorned-main pool or in the stifling geometrical cave baths. This resort also has a DIY mud bath and an outdoor Jacuzzi. If you decide to join the “Mud Club”, keep in mind that it is really hot.
Over the past couple of years, this resort has become one of the best in Colorado. It is located southwest of Buena Vista, near the Chalk Cliffs. The Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort offers their customers a lap and a soaking pool. Also, they have a recently renovated lodge rooms, modern cabins, a restaurant, two-story fitness centre, a spa and an event pavilion.
The water in the huge indoor pool heats naturally. The water comes from the Poncha Springs and the sources are located 8 miles upstream. The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center was built in 1937 and the last renovation was in 2009.
This natural paradise is located at the end of San Luis Valley. The water in this spa comes out from the ground. The Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa offers hot stones massages, Swedish massages, aromatherapies and a lot more. There is a conferences space and the rooms have a motel-like vibe. This spa also has “eco-lodging”.
- Strawberry Park Hot Springs, Steamboat Springs
- The Springs Resort and Spa, Pagosa Springs
- Waunita Hot Springs Ranch, Gunnison
- Glenwood Hot Springs Resort, Glenwood Springs
- Avalanche Ranch Cabins & Hot Springs, Redstone
- Old Town Hot Springs, Steamboat Springs
- The Historic Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa & Lodgings, Ouray
- Ouray Hot Springs Pool & Fitness Center, Ouray
- Indian Springs Resort, Idaho Springs
- Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort, Nathrop
- Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa, Hot Sulphur Springs
- Orvis Hot Springs, Ridgway
- Dunton Hot Springs, near Telluride
- Overlook Hot Springs Spa, Pagosa Springs
- Healing Waters Resort & Spa, Pagosa Springs
- Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, Ouray
- Trimble Spa & Natural Hot Springs, Durango
- Valley View Hot Springs, Villa Grove
- Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa, Moffat
- Alpine Hot springs Hideaway, Nathrop
- Creekside Hot Springs Cabin, Buena Vista
- Antero Hot Springs Cabins, Nathrop
- Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center, Salida
- Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, Buena Vista
- Iron Mountain Hot Springs, Glenwood Springs
- Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs, Ouray
- Penny Hot Springs, Carbondale
- Splashland, Alamosa
- Desert Reef Hot Spring, Florence
- Great Sand Dunes Swimming Pool, Hooper