Tag: hot springs

Enjoy Glenwood Springs Any Time of Year

Like any other town in Colorado, Glenwood Springs provides a bevy of activities to take part in year round.  During the summer months, vacationers can hike through the town’s ample national forest areas or explore them via a number of different modes, from rafting to horseback rides.  During the winter, visitors to Glenwood Springs can expect world-class ski and snowboarding…

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Dig In at Local Delis in Glenwood Springs

Located 40 miles north of Aspen and 60 miles west of Vail, Glenwood Springs is a popular destination for many who love to ski and hike. It sits near the Glenwood Canyon, which provides stunning views of the mountains. This breathtaking location has much to offer those who are looking for ideas for Colorado vacations. Glenwood Springs is named for…

Idaho Springs: Experience the Quiet Side of Colorado

Idaho Springs is the largest town in Clear Creek County, yet it only has around 1,900 residents. If you are trying to decide where to go in Colorado and are looking for a location where you can truly get away from it all, this quiet community just might be it. While your travel to Idaho Springs may be in an…

Turning Up the Heat in Glenwood Springs

Like most mountain towns, Glenwood Springs offers up all the activities that one would expect: skiing, rafting, mountain biking, golfing, lakes for fishing, and more.  One of the things that Glenwood Springs has to offer vacationers that not all other mountain towns have is their hot springs. You’ll find both the Yampah Spa Vapor Caves and the Glenwood Hot Springs…

Discover Luxury at the Historic Beaumont Hotel and Spa in Ouray

Nestled in a picturesque valley in Southwestern Colorado, Ouray feels as if you’ve stepped into a fairy tale. Nicknamed the “Switzerland of America,” Ouray has a quiet and majestic charm that can be felt throughout its history. With waterfalls cascading into the city, nearby steaming hot springs, babbling brooks echoing off the surrounding mountains, and a surviving old world grandeur…

Joyful Journey: Soak Up Inner Peace at This Hot Springs Spa

Any journey through the San Luis Valley that includes a few hours’ sojourn at this hot springs nestled into the mountains is joyful. Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa has been known by many names, including Mineral Hot Springs, but it’s remained a place of tranquility and beauty set in southwestern adobe architecture that blends into the surrounding desert landscape. The…

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Hot Spot: Soak Away in Ouray

Calming waves of hot mineral water envelop the body. Relaxed eyes gaze at mountains and forest. Nothing but sky hangs overhead. Simmering in an outdoor pool of earth-heated water may be the hottest way to enjoy Colorado’s wet side. The state offers at least 47 natural hot springs ranging from therapeutic resorts to wilderness soaking holes. Some feature mega-size pools,…

Hot Sulphur Springs: Colorado’s Low-Key Hot Spot

The Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa draws a diverse crowd all year round. Those seeking to relax wander from one pool to the next at this resort just a half-hour northwest of Winter Park, Colorado, and south of Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park. A mix of altitude (elevation 7,662 feet), minerals and geothermic activity makes for good…

Ski and Soak: 5 Favorite Hot Springs

Maybe it’s curative minerals in the water. Maybe it’s majestic poolside mountain views. Or maybe it’s just the knowledge that the soothing liquid was heated by Mother Nature, not a power company. Whatever the reason, when it comes to a warm soak after a cool day on the Colorado slopes, nothing beats a dunk in a natural hot spring. The…

Chaffee County, Colorado: A Boomer Paradise

“We may not be as young as we were, but we’re still cool,” says the oh-so-mellow voice on the radio. That’s the slogan for Hippie Radio, the local station in Chaffee County, Colorado, home to Buena Vista, Salida, Poncha Springs and Monarch Mountain ski area, some three hours southwest of Denver. I smiled when I heard the slogan, as a…