Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa - Hot Springs in Colorado


If searching for milky-white thermal water in the U.S., you would get to The State of Colorado.

You could enjoy the superb water at Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa even by a walk-in visit.

Private indoor baths

It is two hours’ drive from Denver to the small town, Hot Sulphur Springs.

Until the 19th century, the Native American Ute tribe used these springs for medicinal purposes.


In 1863, the founder of a local newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News bought the land from a Sioux woman, while the Utes were considered the rightful owners.

That's an awful story.
Not uncommon case in the U.S. history.

Long after the questionable transaction, the Rocky Mountain News shuttered in 2009; and the hot springs continue gushing.

Private Bath 1

There are two indoor private pools.

Private Bath 2

The L-shaped tub is for three soakers.

Private Bath 3

This type of cloudy sulfur water is relatively common in Colorado and can also be found in Pagosa (e.g., Healing Waters).

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Clothing is required in the outdoor zone, so that the private pools are only the choices for soaking without nothing on.

Outdoor area


I got surprised at a train whistle.

Freight trains came and went right next to the premises.

Lower Deck 1

Bring earplugs if you make an overnight stay, in order to keep your peaceful sleep.

Soaking 02

Approximately 24 pools are located in the not-so-big area under the hill.

From Indoor Bath

The water temp is 126 degrees F at the gushing points.

Duck Pool

Pools are generally hotter in the upper side and warmer in the lower side.

Lower Deck 2

99 degrees F water was fed around here.

Lower Deck 3

Due to the component change during the cooling time, it looks blueish.


Let’s go to the upper side.

At the center of the premises, there is a large building for changing rooms and an indoor bathroom.

Opposite Side

In the spacious indoor bath, there are two pools.

Upper Indoor Bath 1

Perhaps because of the different sources of springs, I observed the water here slight blackish.

Upper Indoor Bath 2

There are truely so many tubs and pools.

Upper Deck 3

Some of them look ready-made Jacuzzi tub.

Soaking 01

Some others are divided by partitions.

Upper Deck 2

The Ute Pool could be the symbol of Hot Sulphur Springs.

Cave 2

Taking advantage of the great ground form, the wild atmosphere is unique.

Cave 3

In the uppermost are, water is apparently clear and colorless.

Many mineral deposits are floating in the tubs.

Clear Water 2

The water temp is around 111 degrees F.

Clear Water 1

I really loved the hotter water, and enjoyed the strong smell of the mixture of oil and sulphur.

Clear Water 3


Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa, Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado, U.S.

My rating

Type: Lodging, Walk-in

Rule: Clothing required, Private pool

Chemical use: Not detected

Water temp: Up to 111 degrees F

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Hot Springer Ken

A hot spring enthusiast based in Japan. Toured over 300 North American hot springs while working in Texas from 2016 to 2022. For updates, visit X or Instagram!

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