Colorado’s variety of year-round hot springs all offer relaxation, soothe muscles and will have you marveling at how an unglamorous occurrence like geothermal activity can result in such a luxurious experience.
For luxe-level resorts and fully pampered escapes, take refuge at Dunton Hot Springs, where elegant cabins sit just steps from the natural mineral waters and a holistically focused spa, or the Pagosa Springs Resort & Spa, with luxury hotel suites, pampering spa treatments and champagne-and-chocolate packages beckon.
Family-focused Colorado hot-springs fun leads straight to the slides and diving boards at Ouray Hot Springs Pool, which launch big kids into more than a million gallons of crystal-clear waters while mom and dad swim laps. Families can practice their best form in Glenwood Hot Springs’ diving pool, take a break in the mini-golf course and frolic in the kiddie pool (while mom gets a facial in the attached Spa of the Rockies).
Adventurous types can challenge themselves by pairing a hike and a hot-springs soak — in fact, Conundrum Hot Springs near Aspen can only be reached via a rigorous 8.5-mile trail.
And though all of Colorado’s hot springs come with amazing views, a few are especially notable for a rustic mountain feeling: experience Strawberry Park Hot Springs’ forest-surrounded pools, mountainside Jacuzzi tubs at Indian Hot Springs, box-canyon vistas at Orvis Hot Springs, 30 Chalk Creek pools at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort and 16 Rocky Mountain National Park-adjacent pools at Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa.
Nearly every hot springs facility in Colorado features lodging, spa facilities and family attractions — you just have to find the one that suits your ideal of a Colorado hot-springs vacation.