Even though I have only begun to scratch the surface, I want to share the locations I have been to, because each one is much different than the others! The Resort and Spa locations are listed first followed by Natural Springs. Each features directions from Denver, the cost of admission, and a little bit of my experience.
You can read more about all of the hot springs and much more from across Colorado on my Colorado Travels Page, here!
Resort and Spa Hot Springs
Since the hot spring waters have to travel such far distances underground to be heated, many of the pools host lots of sediment and minerals from the porous rocks they flow through. These mineral rich waters have been a part of Colorado's history for centuries. Native American tribes believe some spring waters are full of healing powers while others are considered sacred.
See my honest review in my video below, and look into spa, ski, and lodging packages on their website - here!
Located in Glenwood Springs about 3 hours from Denver.
Cost $25 for adults and children to enter.
Located in Ridgway, between Telluride and Ouray off "The Million Dollar Highway".
Cost $28 for all day, come and go, access.
Learn more about Orvis Hot Springs on their website, here!
Located in Florence, Colorado, in the Royal Gorge Region about 2 hours from Denver.
Cost $20 for the day.
See more about my visit here, or watch my YouTube video below.
Watch my moms reactions in the video below and read more in my blog post here!
Radium Hot Spring is the hot spring I have been to the most, nearly once a year every year I have lived here! Every time I have been has been a totally different experience. I've been in snow and scalding heat, and I've camped and fished in the area. The water isn't always hot, but the more aptly named Warm Springs Trail will lead you right down to it!
Conundrum Hot Spring requires a permit to camp, and permits are usually in high demand. I thought booking a trip in October would be fine, but John and I struggled with the snow pack and avalanche debris on the eight-mile hike up to the spring.
I'm Taylor, aka Tacos! I am sharing my journeys and experiences from across the world hoping to inspire travel and adventure in all who read!