Let Us Inspire You With The 20 Best Hot Spring Soaks In Colorado

Colorado has everything an eager hot-springer might desire – from beautifully landscaped oases to down-in-the-mud riverside soaks. We at Traxplorio have done our research (and so much soaking we now appear quite wrinkled!) and have come up with our favorites for this state – both natural and commercial. Read on to discover the top 20 hot springs in Colorado. And when you’re done, be sure to check out the most popular hot springs in Arizona and our favorite New Mexico hot springs.

1. Valley View Hot Springs

Valley View Hot Springs. Source: Alejandro’s Adventures

Enjoy a well-deserved retreat from the world as you choose from one of many pools-with-a-view above the San Luis Valley. And at Valley View Hot Springs, you are welcome to let everything hang out in love and respect for nature.

What To Expect

Valley View Hot Springs is an off-the-beaten-path resort tucked away in the wilderness at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo range. The totally clothing-optional resort (meaning you can be free even when walking around the site) offers lodging and a wide selection of hot mineral gravel-bottomed ponds. 

The largest soaking “pond” is a comfortable 4 feet deep, making it great for floating in, while the other hot mineral pools on the property are around 2 feet deep. Temperatures vary between pools and depend on the season, but average 93 to 107°F. Our favorites are the Waterfall Pond, perfect for a pounding hot mineral massage, the ideal treat after a day exploring; for total relaxation the cooler Meadow Pond, reached by a wooden boardwalk, and the cascading Top Ponds.

The area surrounding the big pond encourages a bit of socializing, with a large fire pit and rock-seating nearby, while the concrete decking around the man-made swimming pool is great for catching some sun.

You can also book a massage!

Don’t Miss…

  • The Hydroelectric Sauna
  • Bat Hikes to the Orient Mine (home to 250,000 migratory bats)
  • Naturist Hikes
  • Plant and Wildlife Hikes
  • Talks on Alternative Energy and Fault Scarp Geology
  • An Astronomy Shows, with hosts sharing the science and wonder of the night sky with guests through their 8″ telescope.

Good To Know

Camp on any of the 24 tent sites spread out across the property (first-come, first-serve, some on a trail, some surrounded by trees or open grassy areas), or reserve a cabin or a room in the house. Cabins offer one to three beds, a kitchenette, and living area, and are hydro-electrically heated.

The hot springs water is used to generate 100% of the site’s power through a hydroelectric system. 

Advanced reservations are highly recommended.

Click here for rates and reservations.

Open: 11 am – 8 pm.

Clothing optional.

Where: 64393 County Road GG, Moffat, Colorado

2. Durango Hot Springs Resort & Spa

Durango Hot Springs Resort & Spa. Source: Resort website

Durango Hot Springs Resort & Spa offers a whopping 41 separate soaking pools, including a cold plunge (if you dare!), a swimming pool, and 8 Japanese-style cedar soaking tubs: Definitely something for everyone, and plenty to inspire relaxation and your sense of adventure!

What To Expect

Of the numerous pools/tubs available on this property, 19 are designated family-friendly and 13 are “adults only,” ideal for those looking for some real peace and quiet as they soak. 10 are ADA accessible.

Ideal for single-soakers and couples, the cedar wood Japanese Ofuro tubs can be adjusted to your own ideal temperature as you claim your hour-long relaxing soak, while the 25-meter saltwater swimming pool offers activities throughout the day for those looking to exercise.

The site offers grassy areas with picnic tables within ponderosa pine-enveloped landscaping for the perfect mountain-resort getaway.

The owners claim that their 99-112°F waters contain 32 minerals, and they decidedly lack sulfur – meaning you’ll smell great coming out! You might also be interested to find out how hot springs minerals benefit your body.

Another boast the owners make:

“Ours is the only hot spring in the world to utilize the AquaGen water system to infuse all pools with nano-meter and micrometer oxygen bubbles. Oxygen is the life in our bodies that is normally carried through our bloodstream. Not only will the oxygen be infused into the blood to enhance its ability to oxygenate our brain and heart but will also be infused through the dermis of the skin to help repair skin disorders and scar tissues to rebuild and improve.”

Don’t Miss…

  • The reflexology walking path
  • The rain tower
  • A Stone Cold Fire massage
  • A deep, customized face, neck and shoulder massage
  • A Skin Authority Facial
  • A Body Indulgence with either salt, or pomegranate, rosehip and sugar.

Good To Know

Reservations required.

Rates: Adults $39, Children $19. Check rates and reserve here before you go. 

Buy a towel at the front desk (no rentals available).

Read the pool rules before you go.

Soaking pool hours: 9am – 10pm, Spa services: 9am – 7pm daily.

Two 30-minute hot spring soaks are included with any spa service you book that is 50 minutes or longer.  Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are recommended.

Clothing required.

Where: County Road 203 near the intersection of Highway 550 and Trimble Lane, Durango

Website: durangohotspringsresortandspa.com

3. Conundrum Hot Springs

Conundrum Hot Springs. Source: Flickr User Wanderstruck/Creative Commons

Nestled deep in Colorado’s wilderness, Conundrum Hot Springs is the perfect pool for those seeking an adventure before they soak – this is the highest hot springs in the US!

What To Expect

Getting to Conundrum Hot Springs, named so by gold miners who tried and failed to find the shimmering gold they thought they could see there, requires an 8.5-mile trail crossing four rivers and a 2,400-foot climb. Each step into the mountain landscape is very worth it, though, as is the soak you’ll get at the end of the trail.

Two pools await, the larger of which spans 15 feet and sits at around 4 feet deep. Both can seat 10 people each and have warm waters that keep a constant 98°F.

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Good To Know

Most accessible (and busiest!) in summer.

Designated campsites accommodate up to 6 people. A $10 camping permit is mandatory. 

Road access to the trailhead may get closed by snow or avalanche from October to June.

No restroom available at the trailhead.

Clothing optional.

Where: To reach Conundrum Hot Springs, drive west from Vail to Glenwood Springs, then take Highway 82 East to Aspen. Turn onto Castle Creek Road, then onto Conundrum Road to reach the trailhead. See the map here.

4. Nathan’s Hippy Dip Hot Spring

Nathan’s Hippy Dip Hot Spring. Source: wbrentprice

A favorite with locals, the super easy-to-access Nathan’s Hippy Dip Hot Springs offers a free-to-use small, hot mineral, rock-walled pool right on the river in the middle of a public park.

What To Expect

A PVC pipe pumps water into the main pool by the bridge, keeping it a clean and constant 104-105℉. There are plenty of rocks to sit on between soaks. There are also other pools, both shallower and deeper, along the river bank if you want to get away from the crowds.

Don’t Miss…

  • The town of Pagosa Springs offers hot air balloon rides, wildlife exploration, historic trains, geological history, river tubing, biking, hiking and more. Click here for all the details.

Good To Know

Park in the free parking lot near the river. 

There is a changing area nearby.

Clothing required.

Avoid weekends and holidays if you want a quieter soak.

Where: 321 Hot Springs Blvd, Pagosa Springs, Colorado

5. Glenwood Hot Springs

Glenwood Hot Springs. Source: Facebook

With the world’s largest hot spring pool, and located between the ski resorts of Aspen and Vail, the family-friendly Glenwood Hot Springs is easily one of the best commercial soaks in Colorado – it’s all about healing and happiness!

What To Expect

There are 15 minerals in the Glenwood Hot Springs 92℉ water, ideal for circulation and healthy skin. Native Americans called it “Yampah,” which means Big Medicine.

On-site you’ll find a large swimming pool, divided into lanes for those wanting to work out as they absorb the good stuff, while the 104℉ Therapy Pool is a large, handicap-access turquoise rectangular soak pool boasting jet chairs and power showers. Nearby are comfortable seating areas and, in winter, fireplaces.

There’s also the famous Sopris Splash Zone and the Shoshone Shoots adventure river ride for a safe “Colorado tubing” experience for both kids and big kids!

Don’t Miss…

  • The mineral therapy spa
  • The Sopris Splash Zone (daily 11am-6pm) 
  • The Shoshone Shoots adventure river ride (daily 11am-6pm) 
  • E-Bike Exploration
  • Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
  • Golf

Good To Know

Stay at the 107-room lodge in a standard, deluxe, king, double queen or suite, each with a coffee-maker, fridge and microwave. Book a room here.

Overnight guests get to enjoy a complimentary poolside breakfast and unlimited access to the pool.

Pool rates: Adult $43, Child $28. Pool passes can be booked online.

Eat on the property, or find restaurants, shopping, and nightlife in the town nearby. 

Open for day use 8am – 9pm.

Clothing required.

Where: 415 East 6th Street Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Website: hotspringspool.com

6. Avalanche Ranch Cabins & Hot Springs

Avalanche Ranch Cabins & Hot Springs. Source: gazette

With views of Mount Sopris, Elephant Mountain, and Avalanche Creek Valley, Avalanche Ranch Cabins & Hot Springs offers a perfect, calming and inspiring mineral soak.

What To Expect

The well-maintained and well-loved, family-run property boasts three natural hot spring pools in a cascade, the first of which is fed by a 3-foot waterfall. The pools are surrounded by rocks and concrete decking. The water boasts minerals of numerous benefits – the iron, magnesium, and manganese have stained the travertine red, and as the waterfall flows down into the next free-form pool, oxygen brings out the calcium and other minerals.

The two upper pools are kept at around 103 – 105℉, while the larger pool is the coolest at 88 – 94℉.

Don’t Miss…

  • A one-hour massage
  • The rock grotto behind the waterfall
  • Yoga classes
  • Cowboy Steve’s campfires on Wednesday and Saturday nights in summer
  • A Rocky Mountain hike just 15 minutes from the property
  • Canoeing and paddle boating on the Avalanche Ranch pond

Good To Know

Stay in the 100-square-foot tiny house, a cabin, or a two-person chuck wagon,  all with 24-hour access to the springs.

The pool is closed Wednesdays for cleaning (reopening for overnight guests only at 5pm).

Rates: $32/person. Reserve your soak.

You can rent a towel and bathing suit from $2.

Day-use time slots: 9am – 1pm, 1pm – 5pm.

Clothing required.

Where: 12863 St., Hwy 133, Redstone, Colorado.

Website: avalancheranch.com

7. Iron Mountain Hot Springs

Iron Mountain Hot Springs. Source: coolhotsprings

Right on the terraced banks of the Colorado River, Iron Mountain Hot Springs offers a plethora of geothermal soaking pools, tubs and a jetted spa – and if you’re over 21, you can even have a beer while you soak, making this an ideal destination for groups of friends, couples and families!

What To Expect

There are over 16 soaking experiences to enjoy here, from the colorfully named gemstone pools and the cold plunge, to the freshwater family pool (with a bonus whirlpool spa with jets) and the world experience zone. Two of the pools are ADA compliant for ease-of-access.

There are over 14 different minerals found in the Iron Mountain Hot Springs water, which is packed with iron, sulfates, chloride, sodium and calcium.

Don’t Miss…

  • The Upriver World Experience Pool has got to be the highlight of any visit here. The owners have created 10 different pools to replicate the unique mineral formulas of hot springs from around the world. Take a soak in France, Turkey, South Korea, Iceland, Romania, Japan, Italy, Australia, Bali and New Zealand. Find out more.

Good To Know

No lodging on site. Check out the Hotel Colorado and Hotel Denver.

Rates: 3-hour soak (access to limited pools) $36 – 48, All-day soak (unlimited access to all pools) $100 – $150. See the pricing details and rules here.

Grab pizzas and other filling snacks at the Sandbar and Sopris cafes.

The pools are connected by heated walkways which melts the snow and ice in winter.

Open: 9am – 10pm daily.

Clothing required.

Where: 281 Centennial St., Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Website: ironmountainhotsprings.com

8. Penny Hot Springs

Penny Hot Springs. Source: theworldonmynecklace

Penny Hot Springs is a collection of shallow, free-to-use, naturally fed hot mineral water pools on the Crystal River and beside the highway, boasting views of mountain peaks and the breathtaking canyon.

What To Expect

Penny Hot Springs is a 180℉-at-source primitive, hot mineral, rock-walled pool (sometimes divided by visitors into several pools), 20 feet wide and 2 feet deep. It can seat around 10 soakers, and you can move the river rocks to allow more cold water in if the pool gets too hot.

Don’t Miss…

Climbing, hiking and skiing in the area.

Good To Know

From the road, you’ll need to walk down a short but steep dirt path to the river.

Best visited June-September. The hot springs can get flooded during spring run-off. 

Avoid weekends and holidays if you want a quieter soak.

Clothing officially required.

Where: Hwy 133, Redstone, Colorado (near Carbondale)

9. SunWater Spa

SunWater Spa. Source: Official Facebook page

A cedarwood soak in the center of the charming and popular Manitou Springs with individual west-facing sunset tubs with mountain views, a saline pool, and a cold plunge to really beat the heat in style.

What To Expect

Grab 90 minutes of hot springs bliss in a tub that accommodates up to 4 people. Within the cost of your soaking reservation, you get access to the traditional sauna and indoor saline pool. Note that the 99 – 104℉ tubs overlook the main road, so those seeking privacy or seclusion may not enjoy this experience so much.

SunWater heats its cedar soaking tubs via solar power, for a soothing, unique, and aromatic experience.

The water here contains a lot of calcium, iron, lithium and magnesium, all great for aches, pains and uplifting your spirits.

SunWater has a number of spa treatments available – wraps, massages and more, guaranteed to leave you feeling fresh and rejuvenated. Check out their options.

Don’t Miss…

  • Yoga, movement, and meditation classes
  • A Superfood Revitalizing Facial
  • A Detox Massage
  • A Chocolate Truffle Body Wrap
  • The eight mineral springs around town you can drink from

Good To Know

The nearby SunMountain Center includes food, a farm, garden, and a bed and breakfast. 

The tubs are not private and are located beside others on a shared decking area. Some have better views than others.

Bathrooms, changing areas and lockers are available.

Open: 8am – 10pm, Tuesday – Sunday.

Soaking rates: $45/person per 90-minute session. Click here to reserve.

Where: 514 El Paso Blvd, Manitou Springs, Colorado

Website: sunwaterspa.com

10. Strawberry Park Hot Springs

Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Source: uncovercolorado

15 minutes from the quaint town of Steamboat Springs and then a short 3-mile hike from the parking lot down to the river, Strawberry Park Hot Springs offers the perfect chance to escape the stress of the daily grind.

What To Expect

Strawberry Park Hot Springs, surrounded by pines, boulders and a ton of natural goodness, offers a selection of rustic, rock-walled pools along the river, with mineral-packed waters of 94 up to 104. The pools here have a primitive feel, with gravelly sand lining them and (not to everyone’s taste) natural algae growing on the rocks.

The soaking here is family-friendly, clothing-on during the day, and when the sun sets, it becomes an adults-only facility and, if you so desire, you can bathe in your birthday suit!

Don’t Miss…

  • Watsu water therapy
  • A private massage in a private hut
  • Mountain biking, hiking and fishing

Good To Know

Stay the night in one of the property’s cabins, covered wagons, or tent/vehicle campsites, all near the springs. Check out the details and the small print.

Strawberry Park Hot Springs operates off-grid and has no outlets for hair styling, cell phone charging, etc.

On-site, you’ll find restrooms, a heated changing room and picnic areas.

Bring water shoes to avoid slipping on the algae-covered rocks.

The last two miles of the access road are maintained, but the road is unpaved, and is steep and winding. No RVs or trailers. No two-wheel drive vehicles during winter. See updates on the road into the Hot Springs here. Alternatively, get there by shuttle.

No snacks, glass, alcohol or smoking. 

Two-hour admission fee: $20 per adult. Payment in cash.

Open: 10am – 10.30pm Sunday – Thursday, Friday – Saturday 10am – midnight.

Clothing required by day, optional at night.

Address: 44200 County Road #36, Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Website: strawberryhotsprings.com

11. Radium Hot Springs

Radium Hot Springs. Source: outdoorproject

Radium Hot Springs is a primitive warm springs pool on the banks of the Colorado River, offering stunning, colorful views of the surrounding hills and cliffs.

What To Expect

The main, 20-foot, rock-walled pool mixes its bubbling geothermal mineral water with the cold of the Colorado River flow to make a comfortable bathing pool of around 80⁰F.

Don’t Miss…

  • Cliff jumping (with caution!)
  • Tubing on the Colorado River.
  • A commercial rafting trip in summer.
  • Wildlife spotting.

Good To Know

No parking allowed along Radium Road. Take the short walk there from Warm Springs Road (though the quickest way is by raft or kayak). Expect a flat trail until the river bank, where the steep descent may challenge some visitors.

Camping near the warm springs is allowed, though it is more respectful to the environment and other visitors to opt for a primitive dispersed campsite at Mugrage Campground, a Colorado state wildlife area (you’ll need a hunting or fishing license to camp), or head for a developed spot at the Radium Recreation Site, which has fire rings, picnic tables and toilets. 

The best time to visit is from summer to fall. The pool often becomes submerged during spring run-off. 

Grand County Road 111 is plowed during the winter, allowing eager hot-soakers to get there year-round.

Head there on a working day and early if you want to avoid the crowds.

Where: Country Rd 111, Radium, Colorado

12. Joyful Journey Hot Springs

Joyful Journey Hot Springs. Source: travelbranyik

Nestled within the San Luis Valley, Joyful Journey Hot Springs’ hot mineral tubs offer stunning views of the Sangre De Cristo mountains in a genuinely joyful environment.

What To Expect

Joyful Journey Hot Springs offers three mineral pools of 98 to 108⁰F, which are drained every night for top cleanliness. The water is an odorless sodium bicarbonate type with high levels of boron, calcium, lithium and magnesium, along with several other beneficial minerals, all of which guarantee a relaxing and healing soak.

If you can take the heat, start off in the 108°F hot pool (The View Pool) with its unbeatable mountain views, its water ideal for those with joint and muscle pain, and the added bonus of its being (please note!) a Whisper Zone. Next coolest is the 104°F medium-sized pool called The Tower Pool. If it gets too much, cool off in the 98°F cool pool. The resort also offers two 104°F jacuzzi hot tubs, and at the time of our visit was in the process of upgrading its private soak tubs.

Don’t Miss…

Good To Know

If you want to stay, you can choose between a beautifully appointed hotel room with private bathrooms and aspen-wood furniture, an airy summer yurt or teepee, set up your RV, or opt for wild n adventurous backcountry camping instead. For prices, photos and details, click here.

Open: 9:30am – 10pm Sunday – Wednesday, 9:30am – 8pm Thursday – Saturday.

Soaking rates: Adults $15, Children (5-14) and seniors $12.

Bathing suits, robes and towels can be rented for $4 – $5.

Clothing required (except Wednesday “clothing optional” nights).

Where: 28640 CR 58 EE, Moffat, Colorado

Website: joyfuljourneyhotsprings.com

13. Ouray Hot Springs

Ouray Hot Springs. Source: blooloop

The town of Ouray, deemed the Switzerland of America due to its mountainous surroundings, is home to the much-loved thermal pools of Ouray Hot Springs.

What To Expect

Ouray Hot Springs boasts a large territory with five thermal springs, an Olympic-sized pool, and water slides, making it an ideal destination for people of all ages.

The water here is odor-free and packed with minerals, among them sodium, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

The free-form hot spring pools differ in both temperature (100 – 106°F) and depth. The 104 – 106°F Overlook Pool is our favorite due to the infinity edge waterfall that divides it.

Other great things about Ouray Hot Springs are its fitness center, spa/massage menu, 8-lane, Olympic-size Lap Pool with an ADA access lift, the 98°F Shallow Pool with its volleyball net overhead, and the Activity Pool of up to 82°F with a 12-foot climbing wall and obstacle course.

Don’t Miss…

Good To Know

No accommodation on-site. Click here to find accommodation options in Ouray, and here for accommodation options in Grand Junction. Or choose from these campgrounds: Amphitheater Campground, Ouray Riverside Resort, Angel Creek Campground, Thistledown Campground.

Open: 12pm-9pm Wednesday – Monday, 12 – 2pm Tuesday.

Soaking rates: adult $26/day, children $16 (under 4s soak for free), unlimited slides $5/day.

Towel rental not available, but you can purchase a towel for $10.

You should read the resort rules before you go. Click here for details.

Clothing required.

Where: 1220 Main St., Ouray, Colorado

Website: ourayhotsprings.com

14. Rainbow Hot Springs

Rainbow Hot Springs. Source: ultimatehotspringsguide

Rainbow Hot Springs is a primitive and isolated hot spring, reachable by a 4.5-mile (each way) hike into the secluded but beautiful Weminuche Wilderness Area.

What To Expect

The two rock-edged pools at Rainbow Springs were built by past visitors on the banks of the fast-flowing San Juan River. The rocks can be moved to allow the cold river water into the pool if you get too hot, though the temperature of the water tends to be a moderate (by hot springing standards) 95°F.

The larger 20 x 8-foot lower (and cooler) pool seats up to 10 soakers and is situated on the river, while the smaller 3-person pool is in a grassy meadow just a little uphill from the large pool and is closer to the source of the hot springs and so hotter at 105°F. Both pools are silt-bottomed, so move slowly so as not to stir it all up!

Don’t Miss…

Good To Know

Camping is possible nearby. There are fire-rings and picnic tables.

The route offers limited shade so bring plenty of water and sun protection! You will walk up and downhill along old forest roads, across bridges, ford streams, and have to balance on narrow ledges. 

Bring bug spray and watch out for ticks!

Best visited from summer to early fall. Expect snow and/or flooding at other times of the year.

Clothing optional.

Where: Weminuche Wilderness Area, near Pagosa Springs, Colorado

15. Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa

Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa. Source: mycoloradolife

Conveniently located close to three ski resorts, Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa offers numerous soaking options and gravity-fed mineral pools of varying temperatures, alongside a hearty menu of therapeutic and tranquil massages to maximize your rejuvenation and spiritual restoration.

What To Expect

Cottonwood Hot Springs, nestled in the refreshing San Isabel National Forest, offers four rock-and-concrete pools with a friendly-rustic and relaxing vibe. 

The odorless and beautifully clear, 80 – 106°F mineral water here boasts sulfate, lithium, manganese, boron, and fluoride, which have a wealth of different health benefits.

If you’re feeling hot, head over to the creek-filled cold plunge.

Visitors can also enjoy a sauna, two private creekside pools, and spa services.

Don’t Miss…

  • Monarch Mountain Ski Resort, Cooper Mountain, and Copper Mountain Ski Resort
  • A visit to Old Town Hot Springs
  • Rafting and rock climbing
  • A visit to Cottonwood Lake, Buena Vista River Park, Collegiate Peaks Scenic Look, Huron Peak, Mount Harvard, McPhelemy Park
  • Checking out the Buena Vista Heritage Museum

Good To Know

If you want to stay a while, Cottonwood Hot Springs has cottages, cabins, dormitories, tents, and RV sites to choose from. The cabins boast their own private hot tubs.

This resort encourages its guests to disconnect from their devices and reconnect with nature. 

Open: 8am to midnight, no reservations needed.

Soaking rates (weekday-weekend): Adults $30-$34, Children (under 12) $24 – $30.

Towels and bathing suits are available for purchase.

Clothing required.

Where: 18999 County Road 306, Buena Vista, Colorado

Website: cottonwood-hot-springs.com

16. Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa

Source: resort webpage.

Nestled deep in the Colorado Rockies, Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa has a long, unique history of 140 years, with sulfur waters well respected by the local Native Americans for their healing and rejuvenating properties.

What To Expect

At Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa, you will find 18 untreated, gravity-fed, 90 to 112°F soaking pools and one large chlorinated swimming pool. The outdoor pools boast great views of the Colorado landscape, are divided by concrete and rock walls, and are surrounded by decking, while others, like Elk Pool, are enclosed and boast their own quirky characters. Nine of the pools are for children under 12, while the other 10 have very considerately been designated “Adults only.” There is also a water slide and a duck pond, which the littlest guests will love.

There is a lot of sodium and sulfur in the water here, which gives the pools a milky-white appearance…and that “love it – hate it” rotten egg odor. Sulfates are big pain relievers though, and are essential for maintaining healthy skin, hair, and nails – so maybe just learn to love it!

Don’t Miss…

Good To Know

There are 17 motel rooms, a renovated 1840s cabin and an apartment. All overnight stays include pool access. Find out more.

Walk-ins are welcome.

Open: 8 am – 10 pm.

Soaking Rates: Adults (12+) $26/day, Children (5-11) $14

Towel and robe rentals available from $3 – $8.

Coin-operated lockers on-site, as are showers and changing areas. 

Clothing required.

Where: 5609 Spring Rd, Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado

Website: hotsulphursprings.com

17. Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort. Source: millefiorifavoriti

A hot spring resort with a little something for everyone, Mount Princeton, neighboring the San Isabel National Forest, is a great destination for family fun and a pampering session with friends.

What To Expect

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort offers sandy-bottomed, rock-walled pools perched on the edge of the Chalk Creek river for the ultimate relaxing vibe, as well as concrete, decking-edged man-made pools higher up. In the natural pools, hot water bubbles up from the creek bed, and if you feel the pool getting too warm for your tastes, you can move the stones to allow more cold river water in. Note that after snow melts, these pools are much cooler.

For younger and young-at-heart guests, there’s a 400-foot waterslide and an exercise pool, while the more relaxation-seeking visitors will enjoy the 99 – 104°F infinity pool, historic bathhouse, and the Spa and Club, which offers spa and overnight guests complimentary fitness classes, use of workout and steam rooms, and a sauna.

Don’t Miss…

Good To Know

Planning to overnight here? Choose from your own personal cabin, a luxury lodge room or a cliffside room with a view.

The riverside hot springs can be booked for private use.

Open: 9am – 9pm (the Infinity Pool opens at 10am, closes at 5pm).

Soaking Rates (weekdays – weekends): Adults $40 – $45, Children $35 – $35, Unlimited sliding $7/day.

Towel and locker rental available.

Clothing required.

Where: 15870 County Road 162 Nathrop, Colorado 

Website: mtprinceton.com

18. Old Town Hot Springs

Old Town Hot Springs. Source: steamboatpilot

The 130-year-old Old Town Hot Springs has something for everyone and is hugely popular with the locals, who for years have been enjoying the family-friendly environment lovingly designed for everyone to relax and play in.

What To Expect

Old Town Hot Springs boasts eight rock-and-concrete 90 – 100°F outdoor pools connected by bridges and paved decking. One of the pools – the Lap Pool – is Olympic-sized. Seven of the pools are chlorinated and all are easy to access – great for both mineral soaking and swimming. Find out more about them here. Add to this two giant water slides, a 37-foot tall climbing wall for the kiddies, and a spa and massage center and gym for the grown-ups!

By far our favorite is the 103°F Heart Pool – the one that started development of the resort over 100 years ago.

Don’t Miss…

Good To Know

Day use only. No overnight lodgings available. Stay in Steamboat Springs or camp nearby.


Childcare available.

No pets allowed.

Be ready for crowds – this is a very popular destination.

Soaking rates: $26 upwards. Group rates and membership passes available.

Clothing required.

Where: 136 S Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO

Website: oldtownhotsprings.org

19. Orvis Hot Springs

Source: uncovercolorado

Packed with our favorite mineral for a feel-good soak – lithium, the rustic Orvis Hot Springs pools guarantee you’ll come out feeling refreshed and very much in love with Colorado! 

What To Expect

Orvis Hot Springs offers seven untreated 98-112°F soaking pools – both indoor and outdoor – with those outdoors promising stunning views of surrounding Colorado in a grassy, landscaped garden oasis, with flagstone-paved paths between each soaking area.

The 40-foot long and 5-feet deep Pond is the most chill place to soak onsite, closely followed by the 20-foot, 2-feet deep Island Pond. If you want to really feel the heat, sit as long as you can take it in the Lobster Pot, which can reach temperatures of 114°F (be sure to listen to your body and stay well hydrated!). If that’s too much and you like waterfall features in your soak, you’ll want to head to the 103 – 107°F Smoker’s Pond- and yes, you can smoke tobacco here. North Pond offers a comfortable 100°F, 4-feet deep soak.

The creatively painted Pool House offers a 101°F three-foot deep swimming pool and two private hot tubs of up to 110°F. There is also a sauna and nearby cold plunge. See photos and details about all the pools.

Don’t Miss…

Good To Know

On-site accommodation includes simple lodge rooms and camping for both tents and RVs. Note that the campground is unshaded and is made up of crushed stone, not grass or dirt, so bring a padded ground mat with you!

Orvis Hot Springs encourages guests to leave their devices at home to take full advantage of the chance to rejuvenate in nature. 

Open: 9am – 9pm.

Soaking Rates: Adult $28 / all day, $24 / quick-dip, Children $12

Towel rental available.

Clothing optional.

Where: 1585 County Road 3, Ridgway, Colorado

Website: Orvishotsprings.com

20. The Springs Resort & Spa

The Springs Resort & Spa. Source: facebook.com/SpringsResort

Cleverly combining budget with elegance, The Springs Resort & Spa is set on the banks of a roaring river and has hot spring pools it claims are fed by “the world’s deepest geothermal aquifer” (Colorado Tourism Office).

What To Expect

That “deepest aquifer” we mentioned in the introduction is called Mother Spring, and she feeds her 144°F water into 25 untreated thermal pools of varying shapes, sizes and temperatures on the The Springs Resort & Spa site. 13 minerals-rich, the cloudy, turquoise pools boast in particular high levels of potassium, magnesium and zinc, and are cleaned every day on a schedule. Explore the 45-114°F pools in more detail here.

Don’t Miss…

  • Stargazing as you soak
  • The Relaxation Terrace deck (extra charge)
  • A spa and wellness treatment
  • Exploring the surrounding nature by hiking, biking, or even on horseback

Good To Know

Stay overnight and get 24-hour access to the hot springs. Choose from budget-friendly rooms or mountain suites with kitchenettes. 

Walk-ins welcome.

Open: 9am – 9.30pm.

Soaking Rates: Adult $65/day, Children $35/day.

Clothing required.

Where: 323 Hot Springs Blvd, Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

Website: pagosahotsprings.com


While we at Traxplorio do our very best to give you the latest information about these hot springs sites, life happens, weather happens, and property owners happen. We always recommend you go to the official hot springs’ web page and/or the relevant state authority page to check conditions, times, and prices (where relevant) before you head out. Thanks for understanding, and enjoy your soak!

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