Just so you know, March is know as Colorado’s snowiest month. While we think we see spring in the distance, it’s days like the other day that remind us we aren’t out of the woods yet. And it’s on those snowy spring days that I start to think about places to go that my family and I could enjoy the cold while still being warm. The great thing about Colorado is that we have a lot of natural hot springs scattered around the state that make for a great road trip when the weather might still be a bit on the chilly side. Below I have compiled a list of some of the best hot springs to travel to with the family or as a little romantic get away for you and your significant other.
Strawberry Hot Springs – you can actually stay right near the hot springs by renting one of their rustic cabins or camping when the weather isn’t too cold. When the sun goes does, you have the option of keeping your swimsuit on or enjoying the water in the nude.
Glenwood Hot Springs Resort – the lodge is located adjacent to the pools so makes it a great spot to stay for the whole family. Glenwood Hot Springs boast the world’s largest hot-springs pool with two water slides and also a mii-golf course for when your body needs a break from the heat.
The Springs Resort and Spa, Pagosa Springs – this is a great place to take your significant other. This luxury resort has more then 20 soaking pools which includes the world’s deepest geothermal spring, a full service spa and separate luxury suites. Don’t forget about the adult-only pools too which have amazing views of the San Juan Mountains.
Avalanche Ranch Cabins, Redstone – if you are one who loves a little rustic touch, head to Redstone to stay in one of the beautiful private cabins that look over the Rocky Mountains with 24-hour access to the hot-springs. The 36-acre ranch also has incredible hiking trails with views for days.
Indian Springs Resort, Idaho Springs – if you like variety, this is the spot for you. With geo-thermal caves, private baths, outdoor Jacuzzis and a mineral water pool you will have your choice of bathing for the day. There is also lodging options that range from campsites to resort rooms and of course a spa.
Dunton Hot Springs, Telluride – this all-inclusive resort is located in a restored ghost town with private log cabins, mineral-rich hot springs and long-table dinners in a 1800’s saloon.
There are plenty more hot springs to choose from so make sure you do your research to find the ones that best fit what you are looking for in your hot springs experience.