Come relax in our hot springs.
Our famous sulfur-free hot springs are the steam part of our winter equation. Nothing beats a warming hot springs soak after a day of icy adventures. The snowflakes falling and melting on your nose? Just a bonus!
After an exhilarating climb at the Ouray Ice Park, cross-country ski trek, skiing adventures in the high-country, or a pleasant day of shopping Ouray’s unique businesses, soaking in the hot springs is truly a restorative experience.
(Image courtesy of Mark Johnson, Box Canyon Blog)
During the winter months the Ouray Hot Springs Pool is open from noon to 9 PM Monday through Friday, and 11 AM to 9 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Ouray’s public pool contains close to a million gallons of crystal clear natural hot springs water, free from the strong smell of sulfur typical of many hot springs. In addition to several soaking sections at a variety of temperatures ranging from 88 to 106 degrees, the pool has a lap swimming section, a diving area, a large slide (the diving boards and slides are closed during the winter season), a shallow section for younger children and a game area for water volleyball. Enhance your time at the pool by making an appointment at the pool’s massage facility. If you’re missing your fitness routine, visit the Fitness Center where you will find weight-lifting equipment, treadmills, stair-climbers, stationary bikes, and other exercise equipment for a nominal fee. Contact the Hot Springs Pool (970) 325-7073, or visit them on Facebook for more information. Pool prices and scheduled closure dates are at the bottom of this page.
More Hot Springs!
Ouray’s many hot springs have been a natural draw for the bone-weary for centuries. The town’s hot springs have bubbled up along the Uncompahgre River and from underground fissures for thousands of years and range in temperature from 80 to 150 degrees. Ouray is located along a large geological lift at the head of the Uncompahgre Valley and the pressure and heat from this activity resulted in a series of clean and odorless hot springs. The same geologic forces that made the town rich in minerals and ore also produced some of the largest and most pleasant hot springs in the United States. For more information on the history of the Ouray Hot Springs Pool and other hot springs history in the Uncompahgre River Valley, be sure to visit the Ouray County Historical Society & Museum.
(The McLeod plunge bath in the early 1900's - advertised then as now " as “Ouray’s Mineral Hot Springs, Best Natural Hot Water in the State of Colorado" Image courtesy of the Ouray County Historical Society)
Other public hot springs in the area include the vapor caves of the Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa & Lodgings and the naturally landscaped pools at Orvis Hot Springs. Visitors are also welcome at the solar-heated spring-fed pools at the Chipeta Solar Springs Resort in Ridgway. Guests at the Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Spring and the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs can also enjoy private hot springs during their hotel stay. Stay in our valley and soak to your heart's content!
Ouray Hot Springs Pool Information
Daily rates for use of the pool are $12 for adults, $8 for children (ages 4-12), $10 seniors (62-74) and free for children under 4 or seniors over 74. The bathhouse at the pool has a full range of conveniences including showers, hair dryers, play pen and changing table for infants. Healing Touch Massage Therapy is also located on the premises, just in case you need even more relaxation.
The Hot Springs Pool is closed occassionally for cleaning and other maintenance. Following are the closure dates for 2014:
April 7-13, June 9, August 11, October 14-19. Dates are subject to change.On Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day, there are special hours of operation.
Adjacent to the Ouray Hot Springs Pool is a 1/4-mile running track, playground, softball diamond, horseshoe pit, barbecue grills and picnic tables. Spend the day with family and friends enjoying a day of old-fashioned fun surrounded by the stunning beauty of the towering San Juan Mountains.