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Discover Colorados Hot Springs

Updated on November 10, 2010

Take A Warm Soak in One Of Colorados Many Hot Springs

Colorado, well known for its world class skiing and soaring high peaks, is also home to hundreds of mineral hot springs where visitors can take a relaxing soak. From a non commercialized secluded mountain setting to a resort style vacation getways, Colorado's hot springs have something to offer everyone.

This page will highlight only a few of Colorado's best hot springs destinations, providing additional links to get you more informaton where you are most interested.

The above image is of Mount Princeton, see below, and also HERE

Strawberry Park Hot Springs

Steamboat, Colorado

Located just outside of Steamboat Springs, tucked away in a remote high mountian forest setting, Strawberry Park Hot Springs is truly one of Colorados most spectacular hot springs. The park is developed but not overdeveloped. Beautiful unique stone masonry lines each pool as well as the modern and state of the art restroom and changing facilities. There is a new private area perfect for gatherings and events which includes indoor and outdoor spaces. Massage is also available.

Pools are around 104 degrees and a dip in the river just alongside the pools is certainly refreshing after a long soak.

To learn more about this stunning place, click here

Glenwood Hot Springs

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Glenwood Springs Hot Springs, is the World's Largest Hot Springs Pool and also offers a 107 room lodge, water slides, mini golf, a premier athletic club, and the spectacular new Spa of the Rockies. The pool is always kept at a comfortable 90°-93° F and the therapy pool averages about 104° F. Unlimited pool access is complimentary with your lodging (water slides and mini golf are not included).

Colorado's Hot Springs (The Pruett Series)
Colorado's Hot Springs (The Pruett Series)

Colorado's mountain landscape is home to several of nature's own 'hot tubs' -- idyllic geologic wonders people have treasured and enjoyed for centuries. This all new, up-to-date guide profiles more than thirty hot springs, providing descriptions, contact information, directions, maps, photographs, and historical notes. Whether seeking a soak in a remote mountain wilderness or in a spa at a small-town resort, warm water devotees will find everything they need in this book to enjoy the natural embrace of Colorado's hot springs.


Ouray Hot Springs


The small town of Ouray and near by town of Ridgeway boast numerous geothermal hot spots where a weary traveler can take in a relaxing soak. The Ouray Hot Springs pool, featured here, is located just as you enter into the town of Ouray and contains over a million gallons of crystal clear natural hot springs water, free from the strong smell of sulfur typical of many hot springs. In addition to several soaking sections at a variety of temperatures ranging from 96 to 106 degrees, the pool has a lap swimming section, a diving area, a large slide, shallow section for younger children and a game area for water volleyball. Massage as well as a fitness center are also available.

Also in the area is The Wiesbaden, a small natural hot springs spa and lodge which also offers a place to soak as well as a vapor cave and Orvis Hot Springs which is a clothing optional natural hot springs resort boasting 7 different soaking areas that range in temperature from 98-112 degrees.

Mount Princeton Hot Springs - Nathrop, Colorado


Another hot psrings worth a visit is Mount Princeton Hot Springs, located in Nathrop, Colorado. It is a gorgeous natural oasis surrounded by towering peaks where you can indulge in spa treatments as well as enjoy the theraputic benefits of the warm waters. The area like many of the others, has numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation during each season of the year, from horseback riding, to hiking, skiing in winter and biking in summer. Lodging includes cabins and a lodge.

For more information on Mount Princeton Hot SPrings and to see more impressive photos, go HERE

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The Springs Resort And Spa - Pagosa Springs, Colorado


Pagosa Springs is a town famous for and named after its hundreds of marvelous hot springs. For centuries, visitors to the Great Pagosa Hot Springs have touted the miraculous curative powers of these ancient waters. First used by Native Americans, the area was later developed by the army in the late 1800's. A couple of resort hotels and spas provide visitors with a variety of places to soak. During the 1990's The Springs Resort and Spa, featured here, was developed into a world class resort destination and it continues to be developed as such to this day.

The Springs Resort and Spa features a state of the art Mediterranean- style bath house with seperate mens and womens locker rooms, pools maps with pool temperatures updated by the hour, a conference room, gift shop, and the best view of the pools where floor-to-ceiling windows provide a panoramic view of the Koi fish in Golden Pond, the San Juan River, and all 23 soaking pools at the spa. The property offers accommodations for all budgets, including the brand new Luxury Suites Hotel, one of the most "green" built hotels in the country, with beautiful and spacious one, two and three bedroom suites.

For more information and more stunning photos of the Springs resort and Spa, click HERE

Capt. J. N. Macombs, U. S. Army Surveyor and the first white man to write about The Pagosa Spring, entered into his journal."There can scarcely be a more beautiful place on the face of the earth."

Explore A Few Undeveloped Hot Springs


Conundrum Hot Springs: Located at an elevation of 9,000 feet in the Maroon Bells wilderness area near Aspen, CO. Conundrum hot springs provides those willing to hike the 9 miles in (18 miles round trip) a spectacular experience. Numerouns pools that range in temperature from 100 - 105 degrees can be found in this secluded area which is truly one of Colorado's most exquisite settings. Summer and early fall are the best times to visit Conundrum as during winter avalanche conditions make the 9 miles impassible or dangerous.

The above image was taken by Odorus Urungus and hosted at

Rainbow Hot Springs: Getting to rain bow hot springs also involves a long hike -between 8 and 10 miles. There is a smaller pool which holds about 3 people and has a nice river view, a lower pool which seats about 8 and a tiny pool to the side that has room for a solo bather. Pool temperatures are around 104 degrees. Although the hike in is quite difficult and may deter some, the area is often crowded as backpackers come to enjoy the pools as well as numerous horse trips.

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      mktplace 6 years ago

      you missed valley view, and The Well, and Orvis - oh wait - those are all nude hot springs!

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      nightbear lm 7 years ago

      Just beautiful. I lived in Denver for 10 years. It is such a beautiful place. just like your lens.

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      JFB91 7 years ago

      Ouray Hot Springs don't smell!!! What a treat! A nice town, too -- seemingly not over-burdened by big resorts. Thank you for all this information.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Wow, what amazing places. Stunning indeed!


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      Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I'll definitely have to visit more of these. I've only been to the hot springs in Ouray.