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Radium Hot Springs

Gore + Mosquito Range, Colorado

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  • Looking north along the Colorado River toward the hot springs. - Radium Hot Springs
  • The short hike to the hot springs.- Radium Hot Springs
  • A flat, wide trail takes hikers to the hot springs.- Radium Hot Springs
  • A boater passes by Radium Hot Springs.- Radium Hot Springs
  • Radium Hot Springs can attract a crowd, but it can also offer solitude at certain times. - Radium Hot Springs
  • A cliff jumper leaps off the rock as a crowd looks on.- Radium Hot Springs
  • The steep descent down to the hot springs can be difficult for some.- Radium Hot Springs
  • A cliff jumper jumps into the Colorado River from 45 feet above.- Radium Hot Springs
  • A boater lifts her dog onto shore by Radium Hot Springs.- Radium Hot Springs
  • A cliff jumper jumps into the Colorado River from 45 feet above.- Radium Hot Springs
  • Radium Hot Springs can attract a crowd, but it can also offer solitude at certain times. - Radium Hot Springs
  • Radium Hot Springs is situated along the Colorado River.- Radium Hot Springs
  • Radium Hot Springs, as seen from above. - Radium Hot Springs
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Natural hot springs. Scenery.
Cons: 
Can be crowded at times.
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Region:
Gore + Mosquito Range, CO
Access: 
Hike-in
Congestion: 
Moderate
Distance: 
1.00 mi (1.61 km)
Number of pools: 
1
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Current Local Weather:
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Hot Spring Description

Hot Spring Description

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Among the countless jewels in Colorado's treasure chest, Radium Hot Springs shines particularly bright. These hot springs are situated right on the Colorado River just 15 miles southwest of Kremmling and less than an hour north of Edwards.

Maybe it’s the mineral-rich water that rejuvenates the skin after a relaxing soak that makes this place special, or perhaps it’s the thrill of the 45-foot cliff jump. For rafters on float trips down the river, the natural, undeveloped hot springs can be a serendipitous encounter on a journey full of hidden gems. For travelers on a day trip, Radium Hot Springs is just three-quarters of a mile from a parking area on County Highway 11 near the river. It can also be accessed from the Mugrage Campground parking lot near the intersection of Highway 11 and Trough Road.

The hike starts with a very steep, short climb up to a plateau where a wide, smooth dirt path follows the river north through several dispersed campsites. After just over a half mile, take the path toward the river and a steep descent down to the hot springs.

The pool is often washed out when the Colorado River runs high with spring snow melt. During the rest of the year a warm pool forms from rocks that are built up to create a space that is approximately 15 feet in diameter. The water temperature can vary anywhere from 85 to 95 degrees.

Whether you are enjoying a soak with friends or seeking solitude, Radium Hot Springs radiates an energy that can’t be found anywhere else.

 

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