Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop

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 800-mile (1,288-kilometer) 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 23 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, where Saguache County, Pagosa Springs, Durango and Ouray are the next stops. Onward to Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. Finally, Steamboat Springs completes the journey.