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Exploring the Natural Wonders: Hot Springs in Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs, nestled in the heart of Colorado's San Juan Mountains, is known worldwide for the hot springs within a short distance of our Pagosa Spring hotel.

These geothermal wonders have attracted visitors for centuries thanks to their therapeutic properties and breathtaking surroundings. We will explore the enchanting world of Pagosa Springs' hot springs, their history, unique features, and the experiences they offer to those seeking tranquility and rejuvenation.

A man relaxing in a hot spring

A Soothing History

The hot springs in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, have a rich history dating back to Native American tribes who revered these natural thermal baths for their healing properties. The Ute people, in particular, believed that the waters possessed spiritual powers and would journey to the springs for rituals and ceremonies. Later, Spanish explorers and settlers also discovered the hot springs and recognized their significance.

Today, visitors can experience the same therapeutic benefits as those before them. The geothermal waters are naturally heated by the Earth's crust, enriched with minerals, and boast temperatures ranging from 100°F to a toasty 114°F. These warm, mineral-rich waters alleviate stress, soothe muscle pain, and promote overall wellness.

Guests can Select from a Variety of Hot Springs in Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs is renowned for its diverse range of hot springs experiences, each offering something different. The town has three main hot springs areas: The Springs Resort and Spa, Overlook Hot Springs, and Healing Waters Resort and Spa.

When staying with us in Pagosa Springs, purchase a day pass at any of these hot springs. Each offers a different experience.

The Pagosa Springs Resort and Spa is the largest and most well-known hot springs facility in the area and well worth a visit because of the unique location with pools terraced along the banks of the San Juan River. Visitors from our hotel can purchase a day pass and soak in these natural pools while enjoying stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Average temp: 98° - 113°F

Soaking Pools: 24

Adult-only pools: 5

Day Pass: from $65

Overlook Hot Springs, located in historic downtown Pagosa Springs, offers an intimate and tranquil experience. Its rooftop tubs allow guests to unwind while gazing at the starry sky or enjoying a panoramic view of the charming town. They also offer massage services.

Average temp: 100° - 106°F

Soaking Tubs: 14

Private tub

Day Pass: $24

Healing Waters Resort and Spa is renowned for its historic charm and offers a variety of mineral-rich pools and a swimming pool. They also offer an outdoor hot tub with individual steam rooms for men and women. The spa offers massage and body treatments.

Average temp: 100° - 106°F

Soaking Tubs: 14

Private tub

Adult Day Pass: $20

Relax and rejuvenate in the hot springs of Pagosa Springs

Connecting with Nature

In addition to the relaxing and healing properties of the hot springs, Pagosa Springs provides a picturesque backdrop for nature enthusiasts. The surrounding San Juan Mountains offer ample opportunities for hiking, fishing, and exploring the great outdoors. After a long day of adventure, sinking into the warm waters of the hot springs is the perfect way to unwind and connect with nature.

Pagosa Springs' hot springs offer a unique natural beauty, relaxation, and wellness blend. Whether you seek solace in a luxurious resort setting or prefer an intimate rooftop experience, the hot springs in Pagosa Springs have something to offer everyone. Immerse yourself in the rich history and embrace the soothing qualities of these geothermal wonders.

Plan your visit to Pagosa Springs, book your stay at one of our rooms, and discover a place where tranquility and rejuvenation converge, leaving you refreshed, revitalized, and connected to the healing power of nature.


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