Denver January 04, 2018
8 Epic Hot Springs Around Denver You Must Visit This Winter
The cold weather we have been experiencing here in the Mile High City is leaving no room for any doubt…winter has clearly arrived. But, that generally doesn’t slow us down from making our way up to the mountains for some epic adventures in the snow. After all that fun, you’re likely going to be worn out and sore. If so, there’s no better remedy than taking a dip in hot springs after a hard day of hiking or skiing in the mountains. These 8 hot springs around Denver offer gorgeous surroundings to soak up some warmth and relaxation.
1. Indian Hot Springs, Idaho Springs
This is the closest option for Denverites and boasts geo-thermal caves, private baths, outdoor jacuzzis, and a mineral water pool.
Address: 302 Soda Creek Rd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
2. Hot Sulphur Springs Resort and Spa, Hot Sulphur Springs
The mineral waters have been flowing from seven natural springs in Hot Sulphur Springs for hundreds of years, and were once used by the Ute Indians for healing. Take the opportunity to move from pool to pool to try different temperatures and views.
Address: 5609 Co Hwy 20, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451
3. Glenwood Hot Springs, Glenwood Springs
Take a relaxing and healing soak in the world's largest hot spring pool at Glenwood Springs. You may also want to take advantage of their full-service spa. In the summer, the springs only gets better with 2 large water slides to zip down.
Address: 401 N River St, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
4. Iron Mountain Hot Springs, Glenwood Springs
Iron Mountain is your one-stop spot for the whole family. Situated next to the Colorado River, you are guaranteed unbeatable views as you enjoy the freshwater family pool with an elevated whirlpool spa or one of the 16 smaller mineral hot springs pools (ranging from 99-108 degrees).
Address: 281 Centennial St, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
5. Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort, Buena Vista
This luxurious mountain resort offers the best of both worlds with natural rocky pools as well as human-made pools where you can have fun (water slides included) or relax as you soak in the healing properties of the geothermal spring waters. You might want to make a weekend of it and stay in the gorgeous accommodations at Mount Princeton.
Address: 15870 Co Rd 162, Nathrop, CO 81236
6. Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn and Spa, Buena Vista
Cottonwood offers several pools with temperatures ranging from 94-110 degrees. We would recommend staying on-site at one of their creek-side cabins that come equipped with their own small hot springs pool to enjoy.
Address: 18999 County Road 306 - Buena Vista, CO
7. Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center, Salida
Salida offers this publicly operated indoor pool which is fed by hot mineral spring water that is piped in from 8 miles up in the Rocky Mountains and collected underground. Play or relax at this aquatic center where you can swim laps, take part in a fitness class, or find relief with their arthritis pool therapy. Added Bonus: The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center offers private soaking pools that can be reserved in advance.
Address: 410 W Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO 81201
8. Strawberry Park Hot Springs, Steamboat Springs
This is a bit of a drive from Denver, but the 104 degree natural mineral pools at Strawberry Park are definitely a Colorado favorite. All ages are welcome to enjoy the pools during the day, but only visitors ages 18 and over can soak in the waters after sunset when clothing is optional.
Address: 44200 Co Rd 36, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
What is your favorite hot springs to visit? Please share in the comments below.
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