View of a woman relaxing in the Conundrum Hot Springs

23 Best Hot Springs in Colorado (A Local’s List)

Colorado’s known for its outdoor recreation and some of those activities are pretty extreme! Fortunately, we also have tons of awesome hot springs in Colorado, where we can recover after a day on the trails or the slopes. 

To help you find them, I rounded up some of the best hot springs in Colorado for you to check out. 

Soaking in hot springs is a must-do activity in Colorado! Whether you want a beautiful resort with spa services or you want to hike into backcountry hot springs in Colorado, I’ve got you covered! Speaking of which… not all of these hot springs require you to be covered. I even included some clothing-optional springs for people who like to soak au natural. 

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Best Hot Springs to Visit In Colorado

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Strawberry Park Hot Springs 

Steamboat Springs

View of the empty Strawberry Park Hot Springs during winter season

📍 Google Maps | Website | Ph: 970-879-0342 | 👉 Book a Stay on Booking

Strawberry Park Hot Springs is about seven miles from Steamboat, and doesn’t feel as built-up as some of the more fancy hot springs resorts. The hot springs pools are formed right where water from Hot Spring Creek mixes with cold river water, so upper soaking pools are warm and lower pools are cooler.

After dark, kids under 18 are not allowed and Strawberry Hot Springs becomes clothing optional. It’s definitely one of the top things to do in Steamboat Springs!

  • 🎟️ Admission: $20 per person for 2 hours
  • 🌡️ Temp: 104° F or lower
  • 📅 Season: year round
  • ♨️ Features: massage, clothing-optional evenings, camping, cabins

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Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa

Hot Sulphur Springs

View of the Hot Sulphur Springs Resort and the Colorado river

📍 Google Maps | Website | Ph: 970-725-3306 | 👉 Book a Stay on Booking

Hot Sulphur Springs Resort isn’t far from Rocky Mountain National Park and Winter Park, so it makes a great stop to ease your tired muscles after a day of hiking or skiing.

The natural hot springs were once used by the Utes, and when the resort opened in 1997, it was blessed by a Ute tribal leader. There are several mineral water pools of different temperatures as well as lodging. 

  • 🎟️ Admission: $20 per person 
  • 🌡️ Temp: 95-112° F
  • 📅 Season: year round
  • ♨️ Features: massage, towel & snack purchases, lodging

Radium Hot Springs


Aerial view of a man and woman relaxing in the Radium Hot Springs

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These hike-in hot springs are along the Colorado River, between Kremmling and Eagle. The hike to these Colorado hot springs is just over a mile long, but you can also reach them by rafting the river.

  • 🌡️ Temp: 80° F
  • 📅 Season: summer
  • ♨️ Features: primitive, no amenities 

🥾 Read Next: Best Hiking Trails in Colorado

Indian Hot Springs 

Idaho Springs

The Indian Hot Springs welcome sign at the entrance
(photo: Serenethos / Shutterstock)

📍 Google Maps | Website | Ph: 303-989-6666 | 👉 Book a Stay on Booking

Indian Hot Springs isn’t the fanciest resort on this list, but it is the closest hot spring to Denver! Because of this, it can get pretty crowded so if you can, go in the off-season or during the week.

Most areas are kid-friendly, but there are options to use a private bath and vapor cave if you want a quieter experience.

  • 🎟️ Admission: Pool/Cave Combo: $33 weekdays, $34 weekends, see complete pricing here
  • 🌡️ Temp: 90-112° F, depending on the pool
  • 📅 Season: year round
  • ♨️ Features: spa, geothermal caves, private baths

📚 Related Reading: If you’ll be in the Denver area for a while, be sure to check out our huge list of what to do in Denver

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort


The Chalk Creek and a bridge over it in Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort

📍 Google Maps | Website | Ph: 719-395-2447 | 👉 Book a Stay on Booking

Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort is a family-friendly resort with creekside hot springs, a historic bath house, and an infinity swimming pool. There’s also a 400-foot water slide kids will love!

Those 16 and up can use the spa and club. The natural hot springs resort also has lodging, yoga and fitness classes, and a restaurant and juice bar.

  • 🎟️ Admission: $35 Adults, $30 Children & Seniors on weekends, $30 Adults, $25 Children & Seniors on weekdays
  • 🌡️ Temp: 70-120° F, depending on the pool
  • 📅 Season: year round
  • ♨️ Features: pool, waterslide, spa services, creekside hot springs, juice bar

Cottonwood Hot Springs 

Buena Vista

View of the Cottonwood Hot Springs sign at the entrance

📍 Google Maps | Website | Ph: 800-241-4119 | 👉 Book a Stay on Booking

Cottonwood Hot Springs, just outside of Buena Vista, has views of the Collegiate Peaks to appreciate while you soak. There are several mineral pools that vary in temperature. 

Cottonwood Hot Springs offers spa services and alternative treatments, and there’s on-site lodging including log cabins. Electronics are discouraged (there’s no WiFi) and the vibe is quiet and relaxed, probably appropriate for older kids but not energetic ones who may splash or yell.

  • 🎟️ Admission: $24 Adults, $20 Children
  • 🌡️ Temp: 80-104° F
  • 📅 Season: year round
  • ♨️ Features: alternative spa services, lodging, tent & RV camping

Conundrum Hot Springs


Scenic view of the nature from Conundrum Hot Springs

📍 Google Maps | Website | Ph: 970-963-2266  | 👉 Book a Stay on Booking

These natural hot springs in Colorado are among the highest in North America… and it’s not easy to get to them! They’re in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness and it’s an 8.5-mile hike to the destination. The hike gains 2,4000 feet and is a difficult one.

Of course, you’re rewarded with gorgeous views of the mountains and a soak in the hot springs before the long trek back.

  • 🎟️ Admission: $6 permit required 
  • 🌡️ Temp: 100° F  
  • 📅 Season: July-September
  • ♨️ Features: primitive campsites, no amenities, bear activity, fires prohibited

The Springs Resort & Spa

Pagosa Springs

View of some tourists in The Springs Resort Spa in Colorado
(photo: Jim Lambert / Shutterstock)

📍 Google Maps | Website | Ph: 877-954-9045 | 👉 Book a Stay on Booking

This Pagosa Springs resort is home to the world’s deepest geothermal hot springs. Guests can soak in one of 25 individual hot spring pools in a range of sizes and temperatures. For those that like their hot springs hot, try the Lobster Pot, bubbling at 108°F!

You can also sit right at the point where the hot springs’ mineral waters meet the cold river water for a unique experience! The Springs is kid-friendly, although some hot spring pools are just for adults. 

  • 🎟️ Admission: $49 Adults, $25
  • 🌡️ Temp: 95-112° F, depending on the pool
  • 📅 Season: year round
  • ♨️ Features: creekside hot springs, spa, yoga & wellness classes, restaurants & poolside service

👉 Pro Tip: Stopping in Pagosa on a trip through Colorado? Be sure to check out our list of Things To Do in Colorado for more ideas!

Rainbow Hot Springs

Pagosa Springs

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This hot spring in Colorado is just north of Pagosa Springs, at the end of a 4.5 mile hike. The pools are along the San Juan River and were constructed by previous hikers. You can adjust them to let in more cold river water, or more hot springs water. 

  • 📅 Season: summer, early fall
  • ♨️ Features: primitive camping, lots of nature & wildlife

Salida Hot Springs Pool


📍 Google Maps | Website | Ph: 719‑539‑4555 | 👉 Book a Stay on Booking

Salida is home to one of the biggest indoor hot springs pools in the country. Water in the two hot springs pools comes from underground springs. This is a rec center pool so it doesn’t have the spa-like amenities of resorts, but it’s a great place to swim laps or take a dip with the family.

  • 🎟️ Admission: $6
  • 🌡️ Temp: 84-100° F
  • 📅 Season: year round
  • ♨️ Features: lap swimming, fitness & swim classes

Valley View Hot Springs Pool


📍 Google Maps | Website | Ph: 719-256-4315 | 👉 Book a Stay on Booking

Valley View Hot Springs is a family-friendly, clothing-optional eco-sanctuary. Soaking ponds are located along wilderness trails, and there’s a geothermally, hydroelectrically heated hot tub and sauna.

Expect much more rustic features at these hot springs in Colorado than at a built-up resort. 

  • 🎟️ Admission: $17 Adults, Free for Children
  • 🌡️ Temp: 93-107° F  
  • 📅 Season: year round
  • ♨️ Features: massage, camping, historic lodging, clothing optional

Joyful Journey Hot Springs 


📍 Google Maps | Website | Ph: 719-256-4328 | 👉 Book a Stay on Booking

Each of the hot springs tubs at Joyful Journey Hot Springs has beautiful views of the Sangre de Cristos so you can soak with a view! It also offers everything from spa services to yoga to art classes and an on-site kitchen provides healthy meals.

  • 🎟️ Admission: $15 Adults, $12 Children 
  • 🌡️ Temp: 98-108° F  
  • 📅 Season: year round
  • ♨️ Features: tent & RV camping, lodging, meals, spa

Ouray Hot Springs Pool


View from the Ouray Hot Springs Pool under the clear blue sky in Colorado

📍 Google Maps | Website | Ph: 970-325-7073 | 👉 Book a Stay on Booking

The pool complex has five different pools where you can soak or swim. It also has amazing views of the surrounding mountains! With a waterslide, these Colorado hot springs are kid-friendly, but also has adults-only pools for swimming.

  • 🎟️ Admission: $18 Adults, $12 Children, $14 Seniors, 75+ Free
  • 🌡️ Temp: 75-104° F  
  • 📅 Season: year round
  • ♨️ Features: waterslides, climbing wall, inflatable obstacle course

Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs


📍 Google Maps | Website | Ph: 877-859-0204 | 👉 Book a Stay on Booking

Guests at the hot spring lodge have 24-hour access to the heated pool, and there is also an indoor adults-only pool and an outdoor soaking tub. There’s also a spa and restaurant at the lodge. 

  • 🌡️ Temp: 102-112° F  
  • 📅 Season: year round
  • ♨️ Features: spa, restaurant, adults-only area

Durango Hot Springs Resort & Spa


📍 Google Maps | Website | Ph: 970-517-3326  | 👉 Book a Stay on Booking

A pass lets you soak in the 15 natural hot spring pools, enjoy the swimming pool, or treat yourself to the dry Finnish sauna, cold plunge, or reflexology path. There are concessions and spa services available at these hot springs in Colorado as well.

  • 🎟️ Admission: $30 Adults, $15 Children for 2 hours
  • 🌡️ Temp: 100-110° F  
  • 📅 Season: year round
  • ♨️ Features: spa, concessions, family-friendly

👉 Love History? Durango is a short drive from Mesa Verde National Park and the cliff dwellings of the Pueblo people. Book a Mesa Verde tour on Viator to learn more about the area!

Dakota Hot Springs


📍 Google Maps | Website | Ph: 719-372-9250 | 👉 Book a Stay on Booking

This hot springs club has one pool. Because the water doesn’t have measurable sulfur or iron, it doesn’t smell like sulfur. This is a clothing-optional club, except for Tuesdays when bathing suits are required. At this point, their website says children are not allowed at the facility.

  • 🎟️ Admission: $15 per person or $25 per couple
  • 🌡️ Temp: 95-98° F
  • 📅 Season: year round
  • ♨️ Features: clothing optional, no children, on-site camping 

Glenwood Hot Springs Resort

Glenwood Springs

The tourists having fun in Glenwood Hot Springs Resort
(photo: Andriy Blokhin / Shutterstock)

📍 Google Maps | Website | Ph: 970-945-6571 | 👉 Book a Stay on Booking

If you’ve ever driven west on I-70, you’ve probably seen the world’s largest hot springs pool from the freeway.

Glenwood Hot Springs Pool is a great place to stop for a road trip break, or plan a fun weekend getaway and stay at the hotel. These hot springs in Glenwood are family-friendly, but there’s also a spa with quieter areas. 

  • 🎟️ Admission: $35 Adults, $22 Children (those are peak rates, you can check off-season here)
  • 🌡️ Temp: 90° F
  • 📅 Season: year round
  • ♨️ Features: pool, waterslide & splash zone, lockers, spa services

👉 Pro Tip: Glenwood Springs has lots of outdoor activities, including wonderful rafting opportunities! Browse rafting tours and other excursions here on Viator

Yampah Spa & Vapor Caves

Glenwood Springs

View of the Roaring Fork River beside a highway in Colorado
(photo: Kristi Blokhin / Shutterstock)

📍 Google Maps | Website | Ph: 970-945-0667 | 👉 Book a Stay on Booking

Glenwood Springs is home to several of the best natural hot springs in Colorado. This one has vapor caves, stream baths, and spa treatments. 

  • 🎟️ Admission: $17 Adults for vapor caves, see other pricing here
  • 🌡️ Temp: The caves are 110-112° F  
  • 📅 Season: year round
  • ♨️ Features: spa, vapor caves

📚 Related Reading: Looking for more fun in Colorado? Here’s a list of the best places to visit in the state!

Iron Mountain Hot Springs

Glenwood Springs

📍 Google Maps | Website | Ph: 970-945-4766  | 👉 Book a Stay on Booking

Iron Mountain Hot Springs has sixteen hot spring pools, and while there’s no lodging, there is a cafe. There is a family pool and kids are welcome, but there are also quiet zones for more relaxing soaking. 

  • 🎟️ Admission: $30 Adults & Children, although pricing varies by season
  • 🌡️ Temp: 98-108° F  
  • 📅 Season: year round
  • ♨️ Features: dining, locker rooms, family pool, quiet zone

Penny Hot Springs


View of the Penny Hot Springs and the mountains around it

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Penny Hot Springs is a primitive, hike-in hot springs. The best time to visit is in summer, fall, or winter ⁠— in spring, the pools can flood from snowmelt.

There are no amenities, bathrooms, trash containers, or any other facilities ⁠— pack in and pack out! 

  • 📅 Season: summer, fall, winter
  • ♨️ Features: nature!

👉 Pro Tip: These Colorado hot springs aren’t very high capacity ⁠— if you see more than four cars in the parking area, you probably want to try another hot springs area.

Old Town Hot Springs 

Steamboat Springs

📍 Google Maps | Website | Ph: 970-879-1828 | Places to Stay in Steamboat | 👉 Book a Stay on Booking

Old Town Hot Springs is a public pool in Steamboat Springs, and has eight pools and two water slides. There’s also a hot springs waterfall you can stand under to relax. 

  • 🎟️ Admission: $25 Adults, $19 Children, $22 Seniors
  • 🌡️ Temp: 80-103° F
  • 📅 Season: year round
  • ♨️ Features: water slides, climbing wall, massage, fitness classes

♨️ Coming from Boulder? Check out our separate list of best hot springs near Boulder!

Orvis Hot Springs 


📍 Google Maps | Website | Ph: 970-626-5324  | 👉 Book a Stay on Booking

This clothing-optional Colorado hot springs resort is at the base of the San Juans, giving you some amazing scenery while you soak. There are ten pools and ponds at a range of temps.

You can camp or stay in the on-site lodging, and if you spend the night you have access to the hot springs at any point, day or night.

  • 🎟️ Admission: $22 Adults, $10 Children
  • 🌡️ Temp: 62-114° F  
  • 📅 Season: year round
  • ♨️ Features: clothing optional, lodging, camping, massage

👉 Keep Reading: Explore our list of the best places to go in Colorado!

Dunton Hot Springs


📍 Google Maps | Website | Ph: 877-288-9922 | 👉 Book a Stay on Booking

We’ve featured some rustic hot springs with few amenities so far… and although Dunton is in a Colorado ghost town, it offers the opposite. This all-inclusive resort is really nice, and really expensive.

Soak in some of the best Colorado hot springs, go horseback riding or fly fishing in summer, and snowshoeing in winter. All activities are included in the price. Only guests of the resort can use the hot springs. 

  • 🌡️ Temp: 85-106° F  
  • 📅 Season: year round
  • ♨️ Features: spa, saloon, activities, 5-star lodging

👉 Read Next: 30 Best Hot Springs in New Mexico


From family-friendly resorts to quieter, private soaks, hopefully you found something on this list of the best Colorado hot springs to meet your needs. Have you tried any of these hot springs in Colorado yourself? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Hi! Laura. Thank you for this list. I am always intrigued by the places locals go to in their state! Which of these do you consider to be among your top three? We’re planning on visiting Colorado in January 2023 and could use some guidance!

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