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A skier’s guide to eight top Colorado body soothing après slopes hot springs

After spending a day on the slopes skiing or snowboarding nothing feels better than a long soak in a hot tub (or a massage). And Colorado’s winter resort areas others both. But here we are concentrating just on the top hot springs where you can relax and soothe the soul.

Pagaso Springs provides waters to soothe body and soul
Pagaso Springs provides waters to soothe body and soul
Colorado Vistiors Bureau

Here are eight of the top choices for soaking away the sorrows of the slopes:

  1. Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs--natural springs that offer a happy ending to a day full of winter sports. The odorless and soothing tubs provide 360-degree views of the San Juan Mountains and are used to heat the motel during winter.
  2. Dunton Hot Springs--tucked in the mountains, the luxurious and beautifully restored 19th century ghost town and mineral hot springs offer various ways to take to the waters including inside the restored Bathhouse, under the stars or out on the river.
  3. Glenwood Hot Springs--home to the world's largest hot springs pool, the landmark allows visitors the chance to soak in the bathwater-warm, large and small therapy pools, as well as visit the award-winning spa.
  4. Mount Princeton Hot Springs--a natural oasis with a variety of hot springs pools and pampering spa treatments. The resort is the perfect getaway for visitors to experience top amenities, outdoor recreation and tranquil pools.
  5. Sand Dunes Swimming Pool--a family-owned site with a large pool and a 25-person therapy pool all kept between 98 to 107 degrees.
  6. Strawberry Park Hot Springssnuggled against Hot Springs Creek, this naturally fed and geothermally warmed springs nourish the spirit.
  7. The Springs Resort and Spafeatures 23 mineral-rich soaking pools, including the world's deepest, surrounded by the scenic peaks of the San Juan Mountains.
  8. Waunita Hot Springs Rancha remote lodge boasting one of the largest private swimming pools in Colorado fed by natural hot springs.