It’s looking like a late winter in Colorado this year, and what better way to stay warm than a trip to a hot spring! With three major areas in Colorado, with both developed and undeveloped pools, it’s no wonder they’re one of the state’s most popular outdoor attractions. Here are our “hot picks” for the hot springs you should check out this season.
Strawberry Park Hot Springs, Steamboat Springs
Located only a few miles from downtown Steamboat Springs, Strawberry Park Hot Springs has been rated the best in the Rockies. The five beautiful pools are open year-round to the public, though reservations are currently required due to COVID-19 protocols. While Strawberry Park is family-friendly during the day, they do not allow anyone over 18 after dark due to a clothing optional policy. And if you love stargazing, these springs provide a tranquil soak with a stellar view.
Glenwood Hot Springs Resort, Glenwood Springs
The world’s largest mineral hot springs pool, Glenwood Hot Springs, offers a multitude of options for a romantic getaway or whole family fun. The resort also offers a full-service spa, although temporarily closed due to the pandemic, with an extensive menu of treatments for ensured relaxation. The spring’s warm 90-degree waters make it a popular summer destination for outdoor adventurers and hikers to wind down after a long day. Pool reservations are not currently required; however, see their website for more information on the resort’s gradual reopening plan.
Hot Sulphur Springs
If you find yourself on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park or skiing at Winter Park Resort, check out Hot Sulphur Springs. Make it a day trip or stay at the cozy waterside motel-style lodge. Hot Sulphur Springs is currently accepting two-hour pool and massage reservations for all interested guests and visitors. With delicious local restaurants and affordable main street shopping, making the trip to this quaint town will be well worth your while.
We know you’ve been working hard this year, but there’s always time for a break. Take advantage of what our beautiful state has to offer and choose to relax in one of the most natural and revitalizing wonders of the world. These hot springs may be our favorites, but there are many other options across Colorado. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your peaceful and restorative getaway today!