Looking to get away to some hot springs this year? Here are some must-see hot springs that are worth checking out.
1. Strawberry Park Hot Springs, Steamboat Springs
These hot springs are about 15 minutes outside of downtown (more or less depending on weather). If it’s snowy, the dirt road leading up to the springs requires by law AWD and snow tires or chains. Once you arrive, you can stay the night either in a tent or rent a rustic cabin. Strawberry Park hot springs offers spa services like massage. If you go after dark, beware, clothing is optional.
2. The Springs Resort and Spa, Pagosa Springs
The Springs Resort and Spa is a luxury resort that boasts more than 20 soaking pools, including the world’s deepest geothermal spring. Book a service in their full-service spa and salon or unwind in one of the five adults-only pools. These pools have sweeping views of the majestic San Juan Mountains in Colorado.
3. Waunita Hot Springs Ranch, Gunnison
Surrounded by Gunnison National Forest, Waunita Hot Springs Ranch is a remote lodge that offers fishing, horseback riding, and swimming in the hot-springs-fed pool.
4. Glenwood Hot Springs Resort, Glenwood Springs
This lodge boasts the world’s largest hot-springs pool, two water slides, and a mini-golf course. Glenwood Hot Springs Resort has a full-service spa in a historic sandstone bathhouse where you can enjoy a soothing massage.
5. Avalanche Ranch Cabins & Hot Springs, Redstone
Located just south of Carbondale, book a private log cabin overlooking the Rocky Mountains. Guests can enjoy 24-hour access to Avalanche Ranch‘s three secluded hot-springs pools. This 36-acre ranch features hiking trails, a stocked fishing pond that you can ice skate on in the winter, and riverfront access for guests.
6. The Historic Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa & Lodgings, Ouray
Take a dip in the Historic Wiesbaden therapeutic hot springs, which includes a 108-degree soaking pool and natural vapor cave.
7. Indian Springs Resort, Idaho Springs
Just a short drive from Denver, experience the geothermal caves, private baths, outdoor Jacuzzis, and a mineral water pool at Idaho Springs Resort. This resort offers lodging options that range from campsites to resort rooms as well as a spa, where you can book a therapy service.
8. Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort, Nathrop
This luxurious mountain resort claims numerous geothermal springs. Chalk Creek runs alongside the property and houses thirty small pools, adding a super-natural feel to your soak.
9. Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa, Hot Sulphur Springs
In Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado, there is the Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa, where water has been flowing from several natural springs for hundreds of years. These springs were used for healing by the Ute Indians. Each pool has different temperatures and views for guests to enjoy.
10. Orvis Hot Springs, Ridgway
Located in the San Juan Mountains, Orvis Hot Springs boasts seven pools. These pools range from 98 degrees to up to 114 degrees. The hot pool is and appropriately named Lobster Pot, for its steamy high temperature.
11. Dunton Hot Springs, near Telluride
Set in a restored ghost town, Dunton Hot Springs is an all-inclusive resort that features mineral-rich hot springs, private log cabins, and dinners in a 1800’s saloon. Visit the restored 19th-century bathhouse and enjoy the soaking pool or venture to Colorado’s only geyser nearby.
12. Overlook Hot Springs Spa, Pagosa Springs
About half an hour from Wolf Creek Ski area, these hot springs are the perfect aprés-ski option. Tucked inside a Victorian-era storefront, the Overlook Hot Springs Spa offers roof-top tubs, five indoor pools, and one private tub.
13. Valley View Hot Springs, Villa Grove
Experience the San Luis Valley with this unique, nonprofit, clothing-optional, off-the-grid spot. With reservations strongly recommended, several all-natural soaking ponds are along wilderness trails. Enjoy the hot tub and sauna, which are heated geothermally and hydro-electrically.
14. Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa, Moffat
From beneath the Sangre de Cristo mountains, the Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa pulls its 140-degree artesian mineral waters. The pools are gravity-fed and cooled to a relaxing 98 to 110 degrees. Stay in a tiny tipi village or a yurt.
15. Juniper Hot Springs, Lay
Juniper Hot Springs has been warming the area’s residents for centuries but has just recently opened to the public. Located 20 miles west of Craig, only two other hot springs in the world can boast of rich waters as Juniper can. Juniper Hot Springs waters contain 24 beneficial minerals.
16. Penny Hot Springs, Carbondale
Penny Hot Springs is located right on Hwy 133. These hot springs are along the banks of the Crystal River. Only about 12 people can fit in the pool, which is sectioned off from the river by large rocks.