Mineral Springs Colorado

April 1, 2015


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Since the late 1900s many settlers homesteaded in Colorado in search of the medicinal cures found within the state’s hot springs. Today, these developed geothermal features that are rich in minerals, such as sulphur, potassium and magnesium, are spread throughout the Rocky Mountains. Many of the more prominent hot spring destinations have evolved into full-service lodges and spas.

The Springs Resort and Spa

The curing powers contained with the mineral springs at the Springs Resort and Spa were documented in 1890 by J.L. Weaver, a U.S. Army surgeon. Dr. Weaver performed experiments with spring water on chronically ill soldiers. Native Americans also used these springs for hundreds of years to heal their sick. Today, the resort is open from June 15 through Labor Day and draws thousands of visitors each year. The resort offers over 20 pools, five soaking pools are the first jetted hot springs. Terraced to overlook the San Juan River, The Springs offers hot pools that range in temperature from 83 to 114 degrees. There are also two adult-only pools, a family swimming pool and fresh water Jacuzzi.

The hotel, in southwest Colorado, offers 50 rooms from standard, deluxe and suite guest rooms. All rooms include a complimentary 24-hour beverage bar and 24-hour hotel guest entrance to the soaking pools.

The Springs Resort and Spa
165 Hot Springs Blvd.
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
970-264-4168
800-225-0934
pagosahotsprings.com

Hot Sulphur Springs Resort and Spa

Hot Sulphur Springs Resort and Spa, in north central Colorado, was once a spot where the Ute Indians bathed and healed their mind, body and spirit. The resort is open year-round and offers 22 pools and private baths. Minerals found in the waters of Hot Sulphur include sodium, sulfate, chloride, silica, potassium, calcium, fluoride, magnesium and trace elements of arsenic and lithium. Complimentary use of the pools for two days is included with an overnight stay in either the motel or the property’s rustic cabin.

Hot Sulphur Springs Resort
5609 County Rd. 20
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451
970-725-3306
800-510-6235
hotsulphursprings.com

Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge

Discovered by the Ute Indians, the mineral rich waters of Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge continue to provide healing and relaxation for guests. The family-friendly hot springs pool is maintained between 90 and 93 degrees, while the therapy pool averages about 104 degrees. Glenwood offers spa packages that include soaking opportunities in mineral rich private spas. Guests also have access to a temperate swimming pool that spans over two city blocks, water slides and a kiddie pool. Designed for family vacations, the lodge right off Interstate 70, offers 107 guestrooms that include unlimited pool access.

Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge
415 E. 6th St.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
970-945-6571
hotspringspool.com

Conundrum Hot Springs

Located at 11, 200 feet within the famous Maroon Bells in the Snowmass Wilderness, the Conundrum Hot Springs features a collection of mineral hot spring pools, listed as one of the “50 Authentic American Experiences” by Time Magazine in 2008. The hike into the springs is just under nine miles one way via the Conundrum Creek Trail and gains 2, 700 feet as it parallels the creek. The springs vary in shape and size. The larger of the pools averages around 102 degrees. The smooth rock bottoms of the pools have taken their present shape from years of visitation.

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness

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