Here’s a way to enjoy that new mountain snow – spend this weekend adventuring and then relax in a hot spring.
This is an article I wrote about 5 of the best hot springs. To update it, I’m going to add some additional resources. Please double check, before you go, about any Covid rules. or restrictions, these Colorado hot springs might have implemented.
- 29 Colorado Hot Springs: I like this article from Visit Colorado because it has so many locations. Wherever your getting away to, you’ll definitely find a close Colorado hot spring, here. Even better, it was just updated 3 weeks ago.
- 12 Best Hot Springs Resorts in Colorado: Maybe you’re planning a get-a-way in the coming weeks, and you want a place to stay, and spring. Here are some great hot spring resorts from Undercover Colorado.
Onward, to 5 of, what I think, are the best Colorado hot springs, along with info on their distance from Denver. My little tip for you: a great way to see how a hot spring really looks (as some can be photographed a little… deceivingly) is to check the Instagram geotag, and see other people’s photos.
STRAWBERRY HOT SPRINGS: Strawberry Hot Springs gets high praise on Trip Advisor for being “a beautiful setting” and “best way to soothe aching muscles after skiing,” so I think if you’re out by Steamboat Springs, Strawberry Hot Springs is definitely worth the visit.
TIME FROM DENVER: 3 hours
COST: $15 weekdays/$20 weekends
Get all the info for Strawberry Hot Spring, here.
GLENWOOD HOT SPRINGS: I mean… c’mon, look at that! But don’t take my word for it. Tripadvisors heap love on this pool, calling it “relaxing,” invigorating” and “magical… when snowing.” There seems to be a lot of reviews that talk about how “great it is for families” so if that’s not your thing, you’ve been warned!
TIME FROM DENVER: 2 1/2 hours
COST: Rates vary, depending on time of year, so check here for the most accurate price.
Get all the info for Glenwood Hot Springs, here.
IRON MOUNTAIN HOT SPRINGS: This beaut gives you a Colorado River view and has new updates to both its landscaping and locker facilities. They get a lot of love for their cleanness, “atmosphere” and “lounging area.” There are pools of varying temps and a lot of comments on Tripadvisor, which give it props for being “quieter” than “family friendly,” and nearby, Glenwood Springs.
TIME FROM DENVER: 2 1/2 hours
COST: $20 a day, non-peak/$25 peak (thought they don’t give dates for these, so give them a call)
Get info for Ironwood Hot Springs, here.
INDIAN HOT SPRINGS: On the one hand, I have friends who upload their pics from here and call it their favorite… and do not geotag because they don’t want anyone to know about it! And it is just 45 minutes from Denver. On the other hand… the Tripadvisor reviews reminisce about it not being “like it was back in the day,” it needing “a major overhaul” and the “staff being very unfriendly.” Or could they all be like my friends, and not want you to know?
TIME FROM DENVER: 40 minutes
COST: $17 Monday – Thursday, $19 Friday – Sunday
Get info for Indian Hot Springs, here.
MOUNT PRINCETON HOT SPRINGS: Compliments for Mount Princeton Hot Springs say “the staff and facilities are tops” while another calls it a “jewel in the mountains.” The grounds look beautiful, some with mountain views, pushing this hot spring to the top of our list.
TIME FROM DENVER: 2 hours 20 minutes
COST: $18 Monday – Thursday, $22 Friday – Sunday
PRO TIP: Bring your own towels and water to avoid additional fees and consider upgrading to the adult only pool if you’re not kid-friendly
Get more info for Mount Princeton Hot Springs, here.
Cover Photo: from Iron Mountain Hot Springs