Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop

Glenwood Hot Springs

Glenwood Hot Springs

Ouray Hot Springs Pool

Ouray Hot Springs

Pagosa Springs

Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort

Strawberry Hot Springs Park

Steamboat Hot Springs

Map of Hot Springs
Historic Hot Springs Loop

Thermal hot springs flow abundantly throughout Western Colorado. Soaking in natural mineral water is a time-honored tradition used to enhance wellness. Many people believe that these balneology practices help to prevent illness and treat ailments. One thing is for sure, relaxation is the ultimate goal. This 720-mile (1160-km) loop showcases the premier hot springs attractions in the state. There is so much variety year-round, from intimate private baths to the world's largest mineral hot springs pool. Each of the 17 facilities offers unique features like vapor caves, hot pots, terraced pools, enormous travertine formations and fun-filled aquatic centers. Take a week or two to really experience the Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop. From Denver, begin your itinerary in Chaffee County, the communities of Buena Vista, Nathrop, and Salida. Then travel south, Pagosa Springs and Ouray are the next stops. Onward to Glenwood Springs. Finally, Steamboat Springs completes the journey. 

Chaffee County Hot Springs

Chaffee County

Hot Springs & Cool Adventures

There’s no cooler place to check out Colorado hot springs than in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Nestled along the Continental Divide, the welcoming mountain towns of Buena Vista and Salida are bustling outdoor recreation destinations, with emphasis on hiking, mountain biking, skiing and whitewater rafting. Add the element of relaxing in natural geothermic waters and this central Colorado destination has it all. From historic and rustic to state-of-the-art spa facilities to cabin hideaways and unique natural creek soaking, the hot springs in Buena Vista and Salida, Colorado offer something for everyone. So whether you’re an avid hiker, fervent paddler or simply an admirer of Colorado’s natural beauty, the area’s outdoor assets won’t disappoint.

MOUNT PRINCETON HOT SPRINGS RESORT. |. SALIDA HOT SPRINGS AQUATIC CENTER. |. COTTONWOOD HOT SPRINGS. |.  CREEKSIDE HOT SPRINGS CABIN. |. ANTERO HOT SPRINGS CABINS

Pagosa Hot Springs

Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Style: Refreshingly Authentic

Located in the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado, Pagosa Springs is surrounded by three million acres of wilderness and national forest areas. Home to the world’s deepest geothermal aquifer, the Great Pagosa Hot Springs was discovered hundreds of years ago by the Southern Ute Indians, and was respected for its rejuvenating and healing qualities. Today, Pagosa Springs features abundant outdoor adventure with 650 miles of trails, the most snow in Colorado in the winter months and nearby Chimney Rock National Monument. Pagosa Springs provides visitors the opportunity to enjoy the water, fish, hike, raft and bike without ever leaving town.

THE SPRINGS RESORT & SPA. |. OVERLOOK HOT SPRINGS SPA. |. HEALING WATERS RESORT & SPA

steamboat hot springs

Steamboat Springs

Experience a Splash of Western Charm

Long before Steamboat Springs was known for its world-class ski resort, the 150 geothermal hot springs that dotted the landscape were revered among Native Americans and pioneers alike. Regarded as relaxing and healing for the mind, body and soul, it was a bubbling hot spring that even inspired the name of the town. Today, two hot springs offer unique and memorable experiences. Whether you’re looking for a fun afternoon for the family or a leisurely soak for those sore legs after a day of hiking or skiing, Steamboat’s hot springs are the perfect way to put an exclamation point on the ultimate Colorado getaway. Get up to Steamboat Springs any time of year to experience these unforgettable hot springs. 

STRAWBERRY PARK HOT SPRINGS. |. OLD TOWN HOT SPRINGS

Glenwood Hot Springs

Glenwood Springs

A Recreational Paradise Courtesy of H20

Glenwood Springs is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, home to one-of-a-kind attractions that include the Glenwood Hot Springs, considered the world’s largest mineral hot springs pool; Iron Mountain Hot Springs situated along the Colorado River; mountain-top Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, which features the highest-elevation roller coaster in North America; and the Yampah Vapor Caves, a naturally occurring underground steam bath. During the warm-weather months rafting the town’s two rivers, hiking to Hanging Lake and biking along paved and unpaved trails are popular activities. Come fall, Glenwood Springs welcomes leaf-peepers and big game hunters to the area. In winter, skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling dominate outdoor itineraries. Glenwood Springs offers a full spectrum of lodging choices.

GLENWOOD HOT SPRINGS. |. IRON MOUNTAIN HOT SPRINGS. | YAMPAH SPA & VAPOR CAVES

Ouray Hot Springs Pool

Ouray

Soaking in the Switzerland of America

The mountains and canyons of Ouray County are filled with some of southwest Colorado’s most iconic scenery. Ouray welcomes visitors with a friendly and charming downtown filled with unique locally owned shops, breweries, distilleries, coffee roasters, chocolatiers, restaurants, performing arts venues and festival sites, extensive lodging options and countless adventures that let you touch the mountains. Ouray boasts a downtown National Historic District of impeccably restored Victorian buildings. Its hot springs have been a draw for the bone-weary for centuries. The same geologic forces that made the town rich in mining also produced large and pleasant hot springs, free of the strong sulfur smell that you encounter at many others.

OURAY HOT SPRINGS POOL & FITNESS CENTER. |. THE HISTORIC WIESBADEN HOT SPRINGS SPA & LODGINGS. |. BOX CANYON LODGE & HOT SPRINGS. |. TWIN PEAKS LODGE & HOT SPRINGS.