The hot springs in Colorado’s mountains were popular with the Native American tribes like the Utes. Nowadays people flock to the state’s more than a dozen established hot springs resorts to ease aching muscles and experience the healing properties of the mineral waters. Here are some of the best.
The most popular nine mile hike into Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Place to a natural hot spring with spectacular scenery. Plan in advance for long physical hike and mountain weather. For overnight camping please contact the neighborhood US Forest Service Ranger office to learn more and trail access/condition questions.
Old Town Hot Springs
Old Town Hot Springs, one of Colorado’s premier hot springs, is a multi-use complex, open to the public. Old Town Hot Springs is located at 136 Lincoln Avenue (near the corner of 3rd and Lincoln Ave.) in downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The facility is open seven days a week with eight, hot spring-fed pools, two waterslides, (seasonal: winter and summer only), a fitness center, exercise classes, and massage.
Alpine Hot Springs
the Alpine Hot Springs Hideaway in colorful Colorado. Prepare for a getaway you’ll never forget! This vacation home is located in a spectacular Colorado alpine setting, between majestic Mt. Antero and Mt. Princeton. Our home is easily accessed in all seasons. We are located in Chaffee County, boasting the highest concentration of 14,000 foot peaks in the lower 48 states. This means fabulous recreation opportunities and breathtaking scenery are yours, as you abide in our luxurious vacation home.
Penny Hot Springs
Penny Hot Springs is a naturally-fed hot springs located along the Crystal River. It’s free and just requires you to pull off the road and hike down to the river. This Colorado Hot Springs is just past Carbondale, CO and close to Aspen and Snowmass.Named after Dan Penny, who operated a small hotel and bathhouse along the railroad line. Guests would stay at the hotel and have access to the bathhouse and hot springs.
Piedra River Hot Springs
Piedra River Hot Springs, the day after we had completed the eleven-mile-roundtrip trek to nearby Rainbow Hot Springs. We were both a little stiff, and eager to enjoy a shorter, more leisurely hike followed by a nice soak. It was a weekday and we had the trail to ourselves – perfect for gathering beta for a book I was writing about Colorado hot springs.
Trimble Hot Springs
Trimble Spa and Natural Hot Springs is Durango, Colorado’s only hot spring, massage and lodging center. We’re located five miles north of Durango, on US Highway 550, within millions of acres of outdoor fun. Open to the public year-round, our two saunas and naturally heated mineral-rich hot pools are therapeutic and relaxing. Families love our poolside lawn and the biggest heated, outdoor swimming pool in town (open Apr-Oct).