Nathan's Hippy Dip Hot Spring - Hot Springs in the U.S.


Don't you have money to stay at a hot springs hotel in Pagosa Springs?

No problem!

Hippie Dip offers a complimentary soak for anyone.

Ignorance is Bliss

I always stay at that motel with the blue roofs, Healing Waters Resort & Spa, when visiting Pagosa Springs.

Parking Lot

Next to it along with the Sun Juan River, there is a parking lot.

Let's park here and go down to the river.

Changing Room

There is a simple changing room as well for getting swimsuits on.

River View 1

This is the famous Hippie Dip Hot Spring right next to the bridge of Hot Springs Boulevard.

Piped water through an old PVC pipe was around 104 degrees F.

The rock walled pool looked easy to go under the water if raining.

However the river water was not being mixed inside the pool.

Ditch 3

I carefully observed the PVC pipe and a Hume pipe at the root.

I could not say that this was clean.

Ditch 1

Ah, is this a sewer?
Don't say that.

Ditch 2

I do not know where the origin is.

When looking this from the opposite shore, you can find steam in the upper right diagonal.

River View 2

The World's Famous Geothermal Spring is located around there, so that it may be the source.

Anyway don't think it seriously and just enjoy the free hot spring.

San Juan River Walk

Under Terrace Pool 1

In the opposite shore, there is a beautiful sidewalk.

Under Terrace Pool 2

Some hot springs are gushing, and spilt water flows in the San Juan River.

Promenade 1

The water suddenly gushes on the bank once goes underground of the river walk.

Promenade 2

It appears again, and makes pools on the river bed.

The bluish opaque water looked to me more enchanting than Hippie Dip.

Milky White Pool 3

It was a little bit too shallow to soak, but I tried it searching for favorite points.

Milky White Pool 4


The hot water with many mineral deposits was around 111 degrees F.

Water Temperature

I saw the Springs Resort and Spa in the opposite shore.

Milky White Pool 1

How wonderful it is to be able to enjoy the fabulous water at no charge.

On the way back, I saw a family enjoying Hippie Dip.



Nathan's Hippy Dip Hot Spring, Pagosa Springs, Colorado, U.S.


  • Style
  • Rule
    Clothing required
  • Chlorination
  • Water Temp
    Up to 111 degrees F

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