Top 9 Colorado Hot Springs Soaking Spots

Colorado boasts many hot springs fed by naturally-heated mineral waters.

Photo: Grant Ordelheide

Here are our favorite places to soak in hot springs waters and pools in Colorado.

1. Glenwood Springs Pool

Glenwood Springs, Colo.

Glenwood Springs Pool in summer
Glenwood Springs Hot Pool in summer (Photo: Courtesy Glenwood Springs)

Take a break from I-70 at this historic resort at the intersection of the Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers, once a place where Utes wintered. Today, it is home to the world’s largest hot springs pool, complete with water slides, a kiddy pool, a spa and 107-room lodge. It’s just steps from Glenwood’s charming downtown;

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2. Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa

Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo.

The pool at Hot Sulphur Springs Resort in Colorado
The pool at Hot Sulphur Springs Resort. Grant Ordelheide

This quiet facility west of Grand Lake features a series of small, soothing pools, some blazing hot, and four for kids. A spa offers massages, herbal wraps and mud masks;

3. Ouray Hot Springs

Ouray, Colo.

Ouray Hot Springs Pool
Ouray Hot Springs Pool. Trick of the Light/Flickr

Nestled in a tight valley overshadowed by 13,000-foot peaks, this large sulfur-free mineral pool on Main Street has three slides and is open year round. Massages are offered;

4. The Springs Resort & Spa

Pagosa Springs, Colo.

The Springs Resort & Spa in Pagosa Springs, Colorado
The hot springs pool at the Springs Resort and Spa in PagosaCourtesy The Springs Resort & Spa

Home to the world’s deepest geothermal hot spring, this resort offers a variety of pools with temperatures ranging from 66 to 110°F. A 79-room hotel is part of the complex;

5. Strawberry Park Hot Springs

Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Strawberry Park Hot Springs in Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Strawberry Park Hot Springs in Steamboat Springs, Colo. (Photo: Grant Ordelheide)

Head north of Steamboat Springs to find this series of beautiful pools surrounded by evergreens. Massages are available. At night, it’s adults only at the hot springs;

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6. Iron Mountain Hot Springs

Glenwood Springs, Colo.

Soaking at Iron Mountain Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Iron Mountain Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs, Colo.Photo courtesy of Iron Mountain Hot Springs

Spend the day relaxing along the banks of the Colorado River, soaking in one of the 16 hot springs pools while taking in incredible views of towering Mt. Sopris. Kids can play in the freshwater family pool within view from the elevated hot springs whirlpool.

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7. Sand Dunes Recreation Pools

Alamosa, Colo.

Take a dip in the recently renovated Sand Dunes Pool complex in the valley. The 10,000-square-foot greenhouse offers an adults-only experience with three soaking tubs, a 10-foot by 75-foot zero entry pool and a bar built in a shipping container.

Beyond the Greenhouse, families can frolic in a large pool fed by hot springs that features a diving board.

There is also camping accomodations with cabins, RV sites and tent sites.

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8. Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa

Moffat, Colo.

Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa north of Alamosa in Moffat, Colorado
On of the pools at Joyful Journey Hot Springs (Photo: Courtesy Joyful Journey Cherie Allen)

Fifty miles north of Alamosa in Moffat, Colo., soak away the dust from the road in three small, beautiful hot springs-fed pools at Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa. Take in extraordinary views of the Sangre de Cristo peaks as you get a massage or relax in mineral water ranging from 98-108 degrees.

A free continental breakfast with locally sourced and organic food is included in an overnight stay. Choose between a hotel room, tipi, yurt, tent site or RV site. 719-256-4328;

9. Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort

Nathrop, Colo.

Mount Princeton Hot Springs
Mount Princeton Hot Springs (Photo: Courtesy Salida/Chaffee County)
Creekside at Mount Princeton Hot Springs, Colorado
Creekside at Mount Princeton Hot Springs, Colorado (Photo: Courtesy Salida/Chaffee County)

This Rocky Mountain resort has multiple soaking springs. Soak in the historic bath house, small creekside, rock-borders creekside springs, the pool at the spa and club, or the upper pools with a 400-foot water slide.

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