I try very hard to explore new places every time a friend or family member comes to visit. I searched for a resort I had never been to and found Mount Princeton Hot Spring Resort and Spa!
It fell perfectly in line geographically with other things I wanted to do with my mom, like “leaf peeping” and take a scenic train ride - which you can read all about in Our Leadville Road Trip Blog Post!
Before arriving at Mount Princeton, we hiked at the famous Kenosha Pass. We planned our trip perfectly to see the fall foliage and walked through miles of gorgeous scenery. All the hiking made us more than ready to soak our aching feet when we arrived at Mount Princeton.
You can see more from Kenosha Pass in this more detailed post HERE! Plus check out our YouTube Video below!
When we pulled up to the spa, we tried to check in at the historic bathhouse but were told there was a waitlist!
At first, we were a little disappointed. The attendant said it could be up to two or three hours until our name was called. Then, one of the other workers informed us there are more swimming areas at the upper pool! We would have never known!
He did warn us that there are more kids around the upper pools, and he also told us that it closes earlier at 5 p.m. (the lower pool stays open until 9 p.m.) We heeded all the warnings and walked up to the upper pools to find out for ourselves.
We were greeted with open gates, no lines, no crowds, plus the most beautiful views!
Watch our YouTube video to see just HOW stunning the views all were!
We walked up to the counter and each paid $25 to enter. The wristbands also gave us access to the lower area whenever it was our turn on the waitlist. We quickly changed into our bathing suits and found chairs for our towels.
We saw that all the groups were sitting in small pools next to the creekside rocks and wanted to join! We managed to climb down the six-foot-tall barrier wall and found ourselves a private pool.
After the springs, we continued to Leadville to stay at the Happy Hippy tie Dye House and ride the Leadville Scenic Train. You can read more in THIS blog post!
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