Hot springs are a dime a dozen but in Colorado's perennial cold temperatures these locales are a great retreat from a day of great skiing or just traveling across the capital's cool rural temperature. These five hot springs situated in Colorado is all you need to feel refreshed and ready to once again begin another day of travel and activities.
Grand Lake on the west side of Colorado is quiet and the possibility of nature intending it to have increasing temperatures for hot springs is quite strong -- though it is a false notion. According to My Rocky Mountain Park's top five hot springs in Colorado, The Hot Sulphur Springs of Grand Lake has many soothing pools of varying heat as if they ran on heating machines giving weary travelers a great many choices.
USA Today's Susan Barnes recommends in her top ten Colorado hot springs, specifically along the Colorado Hot Springs Loop, is Ouray. Barnes recalls her experience with a friend that the Ouray Hot Springs Swimming Pool is connected to about "one million gallons of clear hot springs water" that has "temperatures from 80 to 105 degrees."
Both My Rocky Mountain Park and Susan Barnes from USA Today agree that Glenwood Springs in Route I-70 is amazing because of its amenities and the resort's all-inclusive features including -- as My Rock Mountain Park puts it -- "opportunities for outdoor adventure in every direction." Both the blog and Barnes noted that the underground hot springs vapor caves of the Yampah Spa is amazing specifically the complimentary spa treatments and other amenities.
My Rocky Mountain Park recommends the Conundrum Hot Spring because it is free and it has "no chemicals, no crowds." However, travelers have to answer to the challenge of going up 11,000 feet in the wilderness of the Aspen -- which might require a local hiking expert to go with. Backpackers frequent the hot spring for fiscal and meditation reasons.
According to Susan Barnes from her USA Today post, Manitou Springs -- while not included in the Colorado Hot Springs Loop -- is worth any hot spring devotee's time because of its amazing eight springs. The eight artificial tubs have amenities on the side, which includes spa massages and even meditation classes -- perfect for relaxation!