Hot Springs In Colorado

    26 Hot Springs Tucked Away in Colorado

    By: Spencer McKee

    While lots of Colorado caters to the person seeking a rush of adrenaline, there’s also plenty of space to relax. A few of the attractions that make finding peace easy are the many hot springs spread around the state. We’ve collected a few of our favorite hot springs photos, some curated and some originals, to show off the best of what Colorado has to offer. If you’re looking to plan a visit, keep in mind that some of these hot springs are clothing optional while others are family-friendly.

     

    26. Yampah Spa

    Located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, the hot spring vapor caves at Yampah Spa has been helping visitors relax for more than 120 years. Photo Credit: The Hot Springs Vapor Caves

    Yampah Spa - The Hot Springs Vapor Caves - Yampah Spa OutThere Colorado

     

    25. Avalanche Hot Springs

    Nestled in the Crystal River Valley near Redstone, Colorado, many visitors find that Avalanche Hot Springs delivers some of the most “Colorado” views around the state. Photo Credit: ashmarty.

    Avalanche Hot Springs. Photo Credit: ashmarty - OutThere Colorado.

    Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs. Photo Credit: Paul lwancio - OutThere Colorado.

    24. Iron Mountain Hot Springs

    Located in Glenwood Springs, Iron Mountain Hot Springs is on the banks of the Colorado River.

    Photo Credit: ironmountainhotsprings.com

    Iron Mountain Hot Springs. Photo Credit: ironmountainhotsprings.com - OutThere Colorado.

     

    23. Wiesbaden Hot Springs

    Only a four-minute walk from Cascade Falls Park and roughly a mile from Ouray Ice Park, Wiesbaden is a must visit during a trip through the San Juan Mountains. Photo Credit: Liz Hopkins

    Wiesbaden Hot Springs. Photo Credit: Liz Hopkins - OutThere Colorado.

     

     

    22. Dakota Hot Springs

    Located near Penrose, Colorado, Dakota Hot Springs is a clothing optional hot springs in the Arkansas River Valley.

     Dakota Hot Springs OutThere Colorado

     

    21. Waunita Hot Springs

    Home to horseback riding, ATV trails, and hot springs, this ranch is the perfect fall destination.

    Photo Credit: Dove Graphics Art

    Waunita Hot Springs Dove Graphics Art OutThere Colorado

    Waunita Hot Springs (cont.)

    Located near Gunnison, Colorado, Waunita Hot Springs has been open for more than 50 years. Photo Credit: Dove Graphics Art

    Waunita Hot Springs Dove Graphics Art 3 OutThere Colorado

    20. Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center

    Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center is home to the largest indoor hot springs pool in North America.

    Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center - OutThere Colorado.

     

    19. Penny Hot Springs

    Filled naturally with hot mineral water, this hot spring near Carbondale is free to use.

    Photo Credit: Jesse Varner

    Penny Hot Springs. Photo Credit: Jesse Varner - OutThere Colorado.

     

    18. Conundrum Hot Springs

    One of the most remote hot springs in Colorado, Conundrum Hot Springs is a 17-mile round trip trek.

    This makes it hard to reach with snow. Be prepared if you choose to visit during colder times of the year.

    Photo Credit: Zach Dischner (Flickr).

    Conundrum Hot Springs - Zach Dischner - Flickr - OutThere Colorado

     

    Conundrum Hot Springs (cont.)While Conundrum was once rarely visited, it’s popularity has soared in recent years. If you plan a visit to Conundrum Hot Springs, make sure you leave no trace. Due to its remote nature, it’s hard to keep clean.

     

    17. Orvis Hot Springs

    Found roughly 8 miles from Ridgway State Park, Orvis Hot Springs is a remote, yet still accessible clothing-optional resort.

     Orvis Hot Springs Hero - OutThere Colorado.

    16. Creekside Hot Springs

    Found near Nathrop, Creekside Hot Springs is an isolated spot to relax amongst mountains and rippling waters of the nearby Chalk Creek. Photo Credit: Creekside Hot Springs

    Creekside Hot Springs. Photo Credit: Creekside Hot Springs - OutThere Colorado.

    5. Valley View Hot Springs

    Near Moffat in Saguache County, Valley View Hot Springs is another remote clothing optional spring that also happens to be surrounded by trails and campsites. 

    Photo Credit: bigpeckers

    Valley View Hot Springs bigpeckers OutThere Colorado

    14. Old Town Hot Springs

    Home to 8 different spring-fed pools, there’s plenty of space for a big group at the Old Town Hot Springs in Steamboat Springs. Photo Credit: Old Town Hot Springs

    Old Town Hot Springs. Photo Credit: Old Town Hot Springs - OutThere Colorado.

    Old Town Hot Springs (cont.)This spa also has waterslides and a fitness center. Photo Credit: Old Town Hot Springs 

    Old Town Hot Springs. Photo Credit: Old Town Hot Springs - OutThere Colorado.

    Old Town Hot Springs (cont.)One thing that makes Old Town Hot Springs special is that it is a great resort for all ages. Photo Credit: Old Town Hot Springs. 
    Old Town Hot Springs. Photo Credit: Old Town Hot Springs - OutThere Colorado.

    13. Joyful Journey Hot Springs
    Found in Moffat, Colorado, Joyful Journey Hot Springs provides great views of the surrounding San Luis Valley. 

    Joyful Journey Hot Springs - OutThere Colorado.

    12. Twin Peaks Lodge and Hot Springs

    Found near Uncompahgre Gorge and less than a mile from Ouray, the Twin Peaks Lodge, and Hot Springs is great because it doubles as a hotel that happens to be set in one of the most beautiful box canyons in the country. Photo Credit: davedelaney 

    Twin Peaks Lodge and Hot Springs. Photo Credit: davedelaney - OutThere Colorado.

    11. Cottonwood Hot Springs

    Located near Buena Vista on the banks of Cottonwood Creek, this is a great low-key hot springs sure to provide the perfect environment to relax. Photo Credit: teebo99. 

    Cottonwood Hot Springs teebo99 OutThere Colorado

    10. Mt. Princeton Hot Springs

    Between Buena Vista and Salida, Mt. Princeton Hot Springs is noteworthy for the many peaks in the area.

    Mount Princeton Hot Springs OutThere Colorado

    Mt. Princeton Hot Springs (cont.)If you’re planning on visiting Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, stay at one of the many cabins in the area. Photo Credit: Matthew Saunders 

    Mount Princeton Hot Springs Matthew Saunders OutThere Colorado

    Mt. Princeton Hot Springs (cont.)Not in the mood for a hot water pool, opt to rest beside this hot spring and soak in the scenery.

     Mount Princeton Hot Springs OutThere Colorado

    9. Rainbow Hot Springs Trail

    Both primitive and isolated, Rainbow Hot Springs is located in Southwestern, Colorado near Pagosa Springs.

    Rainbow Hot Springs Trail, Colorado

    8. Box Canyon Hot Springs

    Four miles from Ouray in the Uncompahgre National Forest, Box Canyon Hot Springs is a great place to stay during a visit to Southwest Colorado. Photo Credit: Box Canyon Hot Springs.

    Box Canyon Hot Springs. Photo Credit: Box Canyon Hot Springs - OutThere Colorado.

    7. Indian Hot Springs

    Complete with a mineral water pool, caves, and private baths, Indian Hot Springs in Idaho Springs is one destination that has it all. Photo Credit: asprui01.

    Indian Springs Hot Springs. Photo Credit: asprui01 - OutThere Colorado.

    6. Ouray Hot Springs Pool

    Surrounded by beautiful walls of mountains, Ouray Hot Springs Pool has all of the features of a normal hot spring, plus lap-swimming and diving areas. While the famous Ouray Ice Park in town opens during the winter, many argue that the best time to visit Ouray is during the warmer summer months where trails around the entire area are more accessible. 

    Photo Credit: trickofthelight
     Ouray Hot Springs Pool Pool Trickofthelight OutThere Colorado

    5. Hot Sulphur Springs

    Near Byers Canyon and 95 miles northwest of Denver, Hot Sulphur Springs is the perfect weekend destination for those coming from the Front Range.

    Hot Sulphur Springs Pool OutThere Colorado

    4. Strawberry Park Hot Springs

    Another hot springs in Steamboat Springs, Strawberry Park Hot Springs are unique because they’re all naturally spring-fed.

     Photo Credit: Larry Pierce via Steamboat Ski Resort.

    Strawberry Hot Springs. Photo Credit: Steamboat Resort - ©2016 Larry Pierce:Steamboat Ski Resort - OutThere Colorado.

     

    3. Glenwood Hot Springs
    The largest pool at Glenwood Hot Springs contains over 1 million gallons of water. Photo Credit: Glenwood Hot Springs

    Glenwood Hot Springs. Photo Credit: Glenwood Hot Springs - OutThere Colorado.

    Glenwood Hot Springs (cont.)

    The water that fills Glenwood Hot Springs starts out at 122 degrees Fahrenheit making it one of the hottest springs in the world. This water is cooled to a warm 104 degrees before entering the main pools. Photo Credit: Glenwood Hot Springs

    Glenwood Hot Springs. Photo Credit: Glenwood Hot Springs - OutThere Colorado.

    Glenwood Hot Springs (cont.)Hot water isn’t the only reason to come to this resort. There’s also a miniature golf course and occasional entertainment. Photo Credit: Glenwood Hot Springs

    Glenwood Hot Springs. Photo Credit: Glenwood Hot Springs - OutThere Colorado.

    Glenwood Hot Springs (cont.)

    Glenwood Hot Springs is open to all ages, with slides for the kids and the young at heart. Photo Credit: Glenwood Hot Springs

     Glenwood Hot Springs. Photo Credit: Glenwood Hot Springs - OutThere Colorado.

    Glenwood Hot Springs (cont.)For the prettiest views, visit Glenwood Hot Springs when there’s snow on the ground. That being said, the green mountains around Glenwood Hot Springs provide a beautiful backdrop throughout the entire year.

     Glenwood Hot Springs - OutThere Colorado

    2. The Springs Resort and Spa
    Found riverside in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, The Springs Resort and Spa is home to the deepest geothermal hot springs in the world.

    The Springs Resort and Spa - OutThere Colorado

     

    The Springs Resort and Spa (cont.)

    Visit Pagosa Springs during certain weeks of the summer to get a taste of the local hot air balloon culture.

    The Springs Resort and Spa - OutThere Colorado

    The Springs Resort and Spa (cont.)

    While official record keepers marked the spring at The Springs Resort and Spa as the deepest hot spring in the world, it’s official depth is still undetermined as it’s so deep that it has yet to be completely measured.

    The Springs Resort and Spa - OutThere Colorado

    The Springs Resort and Spa (cont.)

    One of the most remote parts of the state, Pagosa Springs, home to The Springs Resort and Spa, is known for its stunning sunsets. Photo Credit: Springs Resort and Spa

    The Springs Resort and Spa - OutThere Colorado

    1. Dunton Hot Springs

    Located near Telluride, Dunton Hot Springs is known for its very luxurious feel. Photo Credit: Dunton Hot Springs

    Dunton Hot Springs (cont.)Visitors to Dunton Hot Springs stay onsite in cabins that provide the perfect mountain getaway. Photo Credit: duntonhotsprings.com

    Dunton Hot Springs. Photo Credit: duntonhotsprings.com - OutThere Colorado.

    Dunton Hot Springs (cont.)

    Visitors will also find a Saloon and Dance Hall on the Dunton Hot Springs grounds. Photo Credit: duntonhotsprings.com

    Dunton Hot Springs. Photo Credit: duntonhotsprings.com - OutThere Colorado.

    26 Hot Springs Tucked Away in Colorado

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