Hot Springs

Come relax in our hot springs.

Our famous sulfur-free hot springs are the steamy part of your fall Ouray getaway. Nothing beats a warming hot springs soak after a day of adventures. Explore our six public and private Ouray County hot springs. After an exhilarating adventure on foot or in your Jeep, or a pleasant day of shopping Ouray’s unique businesses, soaking in the hot springs and viewing the fall colors from the water is truly a restorative experience.

ouray summer hot springs poolPhoto Courtesy of Classic Visions Photography

During the fall and winter months the Ouray Hot Springs Pool is open from 12pm to 9 pm on week-days, and 11 am to 9 pm on week-ends. 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 large slide (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 for more information. Pool prices and scheduled closure dates are at the bottom of this page.

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. 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. Visitors are also welcome at the solar-heated spring-fed pools at the Chipeta Solar Springs Resort in Ridgway. Stay in our valley and soak to your heart's content!

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(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)


Daily rates to the Ouray Hot Springs Pool are $12 for adults all day, with discounts for children and seniors. Multi-punch cards are available, as well as season passes.

A few days a year, the Ouray Hot Springs Pool is closed for cleaning and maintenance. Below are the 2016 pool closures:

  • April 18th-24th Cleaning and General Maintenance
  • May 9th Lifeguard Orientation- Pool Closes at 6pm
  • June 6th Cleaning and General Maintenance
  • June TBD Regional Swim Meet- Pool Opens to the Public at 4pm
  • August 15th Cleaning and General Maintenance
  • October 11th-16th Cleaning and General Maintenance
  • December 12th Staff Holiday Party- Pool Closes at 7pm
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