Strawberry Hot Springs

Park Range Area, Colorado

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  • There are nice and clean bathrooms available at the hot springs.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • View of the hot springs in early morning.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • A small changing cabin is available for guests.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • Early morning at the hot springs. - Strawberry Hot Springs
  • Hot Spring Creek flowing through the pools.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • Early morning at the hot springs. - Strawberry Hot Springs
  • One of the upper pools offers the perfect temperature.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • View from the upper pools.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • View from the upper pools.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • Small shade shelter at the springs.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • Looking at one of the larger pools.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • The three main pools at Strawberry Hot Springs. - Strawberry Hot Springs
  • Lounge chairs await.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • Early morning at the hot springs.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • Early morning at the hot springs.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • Early morning at the hot springs.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • Early morning at the hot springs.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • The area is surrounded by wildflowers and beautiful aspen trees.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • Come on in!- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • The springs are quite busy durning the day, but early morning solitude can be found for overnight visitors.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • Back to the upper pools again.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • Strawberry Hot Springs.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • Strawberry Hot Springs.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • Cabin 1.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • Cabin 3.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • People come to the hot springs in the summer to wade in the cool river and soak in the pool.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • Relaxing in the upper pool.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • Relaxing in the upper pool.- Strawberry Hot Springs
  • Covered Wagon Cabin.- Strawberry Hot Springs
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Large natural spring. Serene setting.
Cons: 
Can be crowded.
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Region:
Park Range Area, CO
Access: 
Vehicle
Congestion: 
High
Number of pools: 
5
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
Current Local Weather:
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Hot Spring Description

Hot Spring Description

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Tucked beneath the aspen trees and nestled alongside Hot Springs Creek you'll find one of the most impressive natural hot springs in the country, Strawberry Hot Springs. Though the spring is natural, the area around the springs has been built up extensively. The masonry work was done with care, and it fits well within the natural surroundings. 

There are five pools ranging in temperatures, from the cool water of the creek that flows through to 104 degrees in the top pool. Though smaller, the upper pools seem to be the coolest pools apart from the creek itself. Located just 15 minutes from Steamboat Springs, this is a popular destination year round. In the summer months the area fills with families coming to enjoy the cool creek pool and soak up the sun. In the winter months, skiers make their way to the springs after a day on the slopes. If you're in the mood, there are private areas for massages and for Watsu. There are limited concessions available, and food is only allowed in picnic areas. 

The spring is open daily from 10:00 a.m. through 10:30 p.m. and until 12:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. There is no entry after 9:30 p.m. during the week and 10:30 p.m. on the weekends. Youth are not allowed after dark at any time. The best way to experience the springs is to get there early or stay overnight at one of the accommodations. There are tent areas, a couple of covered wagons, three rustic cabins, a caboose, and a few larger cabins available for overnight stays. The springs are open to overnight guests until midnight and from dawn on. If you want to enjoy a quiet soak, stay overnight and make your way to the pools before 10:00 a.m. Visit the Strawberry Hot Springs website for information on booking overnight stays. You'll need to mail your requests with payment in order to book.

A few items to note:

  • Youth (ages 3 through 17) are only allowed in the daylight hours. 
  • Vendors accept cash or check only, no cards.
  • The road to the springs can be rough in the winter months, four-wheel drive with snow tires or chains are required November 1 through May 1.
  • Dogs are not allowed on the property, and the parking lot offers little shade. It's best to leave your four-legged friends at home.
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