Colorado is an amazingly beautiful state filled with so many great outdoor activities. But sometimes rather than go on a strenuous hike, you might want an easy fun weekend. Especially one where you can relax while still being able to enjoy the great outdoors. This is why we have to recommend a weekend spent at one of the many great hot springs spread throughout the state.
Today, we’ve compiled a list of our 7 favorites to visit this year. As always, remember to check weather conditions as well as if places are open and current restrictions before heading on out.
1) The Springs Resort and Spa in Pagosa Springs
As the deepest geothermal hot spring, The Springs Resort is the place to be. Here you’ll find 25 different mineral pools ranging in temperatures from 45 degrees F to 114 degrees F. Whether you’re looking for a quiet romantic weekend with your partner or a fun adventure with the family, you are guaranteed to have a great time when you visit The Springs Resort.
To book your adventure, head on over to their website.
2) Orvis Hot Springs
Found at the base of the San Juan Mountains, Orvis Hot Springs is just down the road from Ouray and Telluride, making it a perfect place for an easy getaway. The waters here are most well-known for the natural lithium content, which is supposed to help reduce stress and anxiety. Be sure to stop in at The Pond, the forty feet across and five feet deep pool where you not only enjoy the 100-degree F waters but also the views of Mount Sneffels.
For more information about the springs or to book your next trip, head on over to their website.
3) Strawberry Park Hot Springs
Considered one of the state’s best hot springs, Strawberry Park Hot Springs is a must to check out this year. The upper pools are around 104 degrees F and cool as it flows down the creek bed. If you’re looking for a more primitive experience, then Strawberry Park Hot Springs is a great place for you. When you stay here, you can choose from several options, like staying in a train caboose or bringing your own tent.
Check out their website for more information about their hot springs.
4) Old Town Hot Springs
Found in the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs, this beautiful hot springs is a great place to relax while you soak. If you’re looking for a whole family adventure, look no further than Old Town Hot Springs. While you’re visiting, consider checking out the two awesome 230-foot water slides in addition to the many soaking pools.
For more information about the hot springs and activities to do while visiting Old Town Hot Springs, check out their website.
5) Indian Hot Springs
Located only 30 miles west of Denver, this is the perfect place to enjoy a quick weekend getaway without having to go too far from home. While you’re there you’ll find plenty of options to choose from. Pick the family-friendly pool or the indoor Roman style private baths or even the outdoor Jacuzzis. When you visit Indian Hot Springs, you will never run out of things to do.
Head on over to their website for more information about the resort.
6) Hot Sulphur Springs Resort
It is the oldest hot springs resort in the state of Colorado and the reason it stays open is that it’s one of the very best. There may not be a bunch of glamour like some of the other places, but you are guaranteed to have a splendid time relaxing in the many pools while you’re there. While visiting, be sure to book a massage to complete the experience.
For more information about Hot Sulphur Springs Resort, head over to their website.
7) Ouray Hot Springs Pool
When you visit Ouray Hot Springs you’ll find five pools, where three of them are geothermally heated. Temperatures in the pools range from 75 to 104 degrees F. But that’s hardly all you can find when you’re visiting. There are also 8 lap lanes, a climbing wall, as well as an inflatable obstacle course, and two waterslides.
Be sure to check out their website for more information about the pools and when they are open.
We may have only listed a handful of our favorite hot springs to visit in Colorado. But this is by no means an all-exclusive list. There are far too many great options to possibly name them all. What are some of your favorites to visit around this amazing state? Head on down to the comments and let us know.
If you’re convinced Colorado is the best place for you, or if you’re looking for a new place to live, find your next dream apartment here. And as you search for the best apartment to fill your needs, be sure to check out our post on rent comparisons throughout the state.