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3 Steamboat Springs Hot Springs You Must Visit

3 Steamboat Springs Hot Springs You Must Visit

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There is no denying that Steamboat Springs, Colorado is a beautiful place to visit. I mean, it consistently makes the lists of top places to visit in the United States. When you combine the natural beauty with the amazing ski slopes, fun summertime activities, and the Steamboat Springs hot springs, then you have the makings for a fabulous vacation any time of year!

I mean, the second half of the town’s name is “springs” so it is apparent that there must be some incredible hot springs in the area!

Well, lucky for you, we have visited the hot springs in Steamboat Springs, CO and are happy to give you the low down on them. If Steamboat Springs isn’t on your couple’s bucket list, then add it now!

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What to Expect at the Steamboat Springs Hot Springs

Strawberry Park-Steamboat Springs

Honestly, Steamboat Springs, CO is such a fabulous town. There seems to always be something going on. Not to mention the fact that you are surrounded by great outdoor activities.

I mean, seriously, Steamboat Springs has it all! You can enjoy hiking, biking, river rafting, and, of course, their great ski slopes.

After all of this activity, a soak in one of the warm springs is the perfect way to relax and unwind. That combined with all of the gorgeous natural beauty will make you want to visit a different hot spring every day!

Home to 3 popular hot springs, Steamboat Springs, CO is sure to have the hot spring for you!

Whether you want to experience Old Town Hot Springs (a popular hot spring located in downtown Steamboat Springs), Hippie Hot Springs, or Strawberry Park Hot Spring (in Yampa Valley), this post will highlight each of them for you to help you make the perfect choice.

Strawberry Park Hot Springs

After an adventure filled day of outdoor activities, a trip to Strawberry Park Hot Springs is the perfect solution to soothe your aching muscles.

Tucked away in the mountains at the edge of the Yampa Valley just outside of town, Strawberry Park is one of the most popular Steamboat hot springs. (Once you visit you will see why.)

Surrounded by the gorgeous Routt National Forest, Strawberry Park makes you feel like you have been transported to another land.

Basic Information About Strawberry Park Hot Springs

Address: 44200 County Rd 36, Steamboat Springs, CO

Open 365 Days/Year

  • Sun-Thur – 10am-10:30pm,
  • No entry after 9:30pm
  • Fri-Sat – 10am-12am,
  • Last entry 10:30pm
  • No one under 18 allowed after dark
  • Cannot bring alcohol or glass
  • Smoking is prohibited
  • No pets

Visit their website for current admission fees.

What to Bring With You:

  • flashlight (if visiting at night as the springs are at the bottom of a hill)
  • towel
  • slip on shoes
  • robe
  • water
  • cash for the entry fee ($20/person at time of publication)

*Important to note that this is an adults only spring after dark, as it is clothing optional after dark. And don’t forget to bring cash!

Getting to Strawberry Park Hot Springs

Strawberry Park in winter

You will find Strawberry Park Hot Springs located about 15 minutes outside of downtown Steamboat. While Strawberry Park Hot Springs is open year-round, you will need a 4-wheel-drive or all wheel drive vehicle with snow tires to make it to the park during the winter months (November-May).

The road leading up to the park is unpaved and often not grated. We visited in June and ventured up to the park in a Corvette. We made it, but there were some questionable moments. LOL!

There are shuttle busses that run from the Steamboat Transit Center if that is a better option for you. You can learn more about the shuttle services by calling Sweet Pea Tours, 970-879-5820, and Hot Springs Adventures, 970-879-1873.

Strawberry Park Hot Springs Facilities

Strawberry Park home to the most spectacular mineral springs, in a wonderfully crafted environment.

Facilities at Strawberry Park include restrooms, heated changing cabins, and picnic areas.

Massage packages in private areas are available if you would like as well.

During the summer months, you can reserve a stay on the property. Choices for accommodations here include tent camping spots, a caboose, cabins, and a wagon!

Strawberry Park Hot Springs Pools

The natural spring water at Strawberry Park feeds three different hot spring pools, each pool encased in a unique stone masonry to ensure a safe environment for the most relaxing experience possible.

Each of the soaking pools at Strawberry Park Hot Springs have different temperature levels. The hottest soaking pools are the pools closest to the water source. The coolest pool here is around 102 degrees Fahrenheit.

The warm pool bottoms are covered in sand, adding comfort to the bathing place. The natural minerals in the water allow for a therapeutic experience during your relaxing soak.

Honestly, a visit to the Strawberry Park hot spring fed pools is an incredible experience. I could just imagine sitting in the hot pools with snow falling all around me. Talk about some spiritual healing!

Old Town Hot Springs

Picture Courtesy of Old Town Hot Springs Facebook

You will find Old Town Hot Springs located in downtown Steamboat Springs on Lincoln Avenue. One thing to note about Old Town Hot Springs is that it is perfect for a family hot springs visit.

Old Town Hot Springs boasts loads of cool amenities like a rock climbing wall, exercise classes, fitness center, two waterslides, and, of course, the natural-fed hot springs.

General Information About Old Town Hot Springs

Address: 136 Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Springs, CO, 80487

Open:

  • Mon-Fri – 6am-9pm, Sat & Sun 7am-9pm
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Visit their website for current admission fees.

What to Bring With You:

  • swimsuit
  • towel
  • slip on shoes

Old Town Hot Springs Facilities and Hot Spring Pools

Don’t let the downtown Steamboat Springs location of Old Town Hot Springs keep you from visiting. This fun facility boasts eight outdoor hot pools in addition to load of other fun amenities.

The hot pools at Old Town Hot Springs vary in temperature from 98 to 103 degrees Fahrenheit. The pools have existed here for decades and were even used by the early homesteaders and Native American Indians that first occupied this area of Colorado for sacred physical healing.

The Heart Spring provides the water to the facility, and has been pumping for over a century. The water coming out of Heart Spring is a consistent 102-103 degrees Fahrenheit and unique mineral content means that Heart Springs does not have to be diluted with river water.

The main pool at Old Town Hot Springs is one of the warm pools, making it great for family friendly activities. Old Town Hot Springs uses this pool to hold water fitness classes. This pool also contains two bridges, multiple fountains, and an aquatic climbing wall.

Old Town Hot Springs also has a smaller pool that contains amazing therapeutic jets. In addition, there is another, smaller hot tub pool located near Heart Spring that you can enjoy.

If you’re in the mood for some exercise, head over to the lap pool which features eight lanes for swimming laps before going to the fitness center.

Kids will love the kiddie pool, water slides, floating obstacle course, climbing wall, and splash pool that are available at this hot springs.

Hippie Hot Springs

Tubers Floating the Yampa River-Picture Courtesy of Visit Steamboat Springs Facebook Page

We actual learned about Hippie Hot Springs from one of the locals in Steamboat Springs. We must admit, we love these hot springs because they are completely free to visit!

Hippie Hot Springs is a hidden gem comprised of a few pools on the Yampa River in downtown Steamboat Springs. These pools are easy to find as they are located right across the street from Old Town Hot Springs.

The runoff water from Old Town’s fitness center and spa mixes with the water from the Yampa River in this spot to give you these warm pools.

You might not want to visit Hippie Hot Springs in the winter though as the water temperature never really gets above 100 degrees. This is because the Yampa River is fed by the local Fish Creek Falls. Since Fish Creek Falls is coming off of the peak of a Colorado mountain, it is cold!

Fish Creek Falls

Getting to Hippie Hot Springs

Hippie Hot Springs is easy to find. It is located in Dr. Rich Weiss Park, right across the street from Old Town Hot Springs.

The heated pools are by the bank of the river surrounded by water.

Tips for Visiting Hippie

As we said above, this hot springs is a beloved place for Steamboat Springs, Colorado locals, so always be respectful.

Locals love to warm up here as they take a tubing trip down the river. They start at Rotary Park and then escape the cool Yampa River water by dipping into the warm waters at Hippie before continuing on down the river.

This is definitely a fun experience to add to your Colorado bucket list (just don’t try it in the winter)!

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    Michelle Snell founder of That Texas Couple and Totally Texas Travel

    About The Author

    Michelle Snell is a travel writer, history buff, wine lover, and enthusiast of different cultures. Michelle enjoys bringing places to life through her informative writing style on her blogs, That Texas Couple and Totally Texas Travel.  Her practical tips and suggestions help make travel dreams a reality while immersing her readers in the history, culture, and food of a region.  She is happiest sipping wine in Italy or chilling on a beach with her husband, Marty.

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    Elena

    Sunday 23rd of January 2022

    What a great places! Old Town Hot Springs looks absolutely amazing! I would love to go here one day together with my daughter

    thattexascouple

    Wednesday 26th of January 2022

    They are so great. I hope you get to visit soon!

    simplyjolayne

    Tuesday 18th of January 2022

    We were just in Steamboat Springs but had other activities planned. I'm thinking the hot springs should have been at the top of our list.

    thattexascouple

    Thursday 20th of January 2022

    Yes, these hot springs should definitely be on your list. Steamboat is such a great area, though. I am sure that you had a fabulous time!

    Amy

    Monday 17th of January 2022

    Absolutely love Steamboat Springs! Thanks for sharing these springs, I always think of Strawberry Hot Springs and forget there's more to see!

    thattexascouple

    Tuesday 18th of January 2022

    I totally understand. We loved Strawberry Park also! Thanks for reading and commenting, Amy!

    kmf

    Saturday 15th of January 2022

    I’ve never seen hot springs before. Steamboat Springs sounds like the best place to see several of them.

    thattexascouple

    Sunday 16th of January 2022

    It is such a fabulous town full of things to do in all seasons.

    Trisha

    Saturday 15th of January 2022

    Our family is headed to Colorado in April and I would love to be able to add one of these Steamboat Springs Hot Springs to our list of things to do! Is there one that you would say is more family-friendly verses the other?

    thattexascouple

    Sunday 16th of January 2022

    The most family friendly would definitely be Old Town Hot Springs. It truly has something for everyone.