Colorado’s spas offer heavenly — if a bit unorthodox — therapies like bathing in mineral pools, resting against river stones or getting drenched by a waterfall. See all spa listings >>
Soak in Colorado’s natural resources and feel as fresh as our mountain air without leaving the spa.
Alpine Retreat at RockResorts Spa at The Arrabelle at Vail Square
A trek through Colorado's backcountry — be it a hike, mountain-bike adventure or horseback trailride — is likely to leave you with a few sore muscles. The Arrabelle will heal those wounded warriors with this dry brush scrub, warm wrap and massage designed to draw out toxins and increase circulation, all of which speed up the healing process to get you back on the mountain tomorrow. Many of the spa's treatments are inspired by Vail's alpine-valley locale and incorporate natural ingredients and aromas from the area, including mountain juniper, lavender, white pine and cedar.
Rocky Mountain Relaxation at The Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa in Telluride
This two-step body polish and hydration wrap leaves skin feeling nourished and replenished after a day of alpine playtime outdoors. An invigorating exfoliation process, using gentle buffing grains, is followed by lavender oil that sooths and promotes skin hydration, along with shea butter. This restorative body treatment is served with a mood-lift tonic.
The Springs Resort and Spa’s AquaZen Mineral Pool Therapy in Pagosa Springs
The purported curative powers of the Great Pagosa Hot Springs were so highly valued that American Indians battled to claim ownership. Today, visitors can experience for themselves what makes the springs so captivating at The Springs Resort, which is situated along the banks of the San Juan River. Immerse yourself in romantic secluded pools filled with mineral-rich waters or enjoy family-friendly swimming areas.
Colorado River Stone Massage at The Brown Palace Hotel in Denver
The legendary, historic Brown Palace Hotel and Spa lies in the heart of downtown Denver. Inside the elegant brick hotel, the spa offers an escape from the rush of the city with calming treatments that take inspiration from its Colorado setting. Flat river rocks, polished by years of the mighty Colorado River’s constant flow, gently smooth away your tension with the blending of warm and cool sensations, leaving you feeling as if you are floating down a stream of repose and renewal.
Hydrotherapy at The Broadmoor Spa in Colorado Springs
This hydrotherapy treatment is designed to reproduce the sensation of a warm waterfall, gently cascading over your body, with the help of 18 shower heads. Follow the shower with a deeply relaxing soak — select from mineral salts, luxurious oils or soothing coconut milk at the time of service.
Other Colorado Spa Treatments
The spa at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Denver has a Rocky Mountain Suite, with region-themed decor and a fireplace that sets the tone for maximum relaxation.
Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge’s Spa of the Rockies offers a High-Altitude Adjustment Massage that eases breathing, fatigue and headaches sometimes felt after exertion at higher altitudes.
In Ridgway, Chipeta Solar Springs Lodge & Spa’s Southwestern Stone Massage uses the region’s warm basalt stones and cool marble to increase circulation.
The Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa features a Well & Being Alpine Facial perfect after a long day on the slopes. It soothes dry, tired skin and improves an uneven texture.
Sol Impressions Massage Studio in Breckenridge also caters to the post-ski crowd with its Apres Massage, which uses amica ointment to provide immediate relief to sore muscles.
In Mount Crested Butte, The Wildflower Spa has an Expedition Relief Massage that replenishes vital energy for those who might have worked themselves too hard exploring Colorado's high-altitude playground.
Photo Credit: The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa.