Come Relax in Our Hot Springs
Our famous sulfur-free hot springs are the steamy part of your Ouray getaway. Nothing beats a hot springs soak after a day of adventures. Explore our five public and private Ouray County hot springs. After an exhilarating adventure on foot, or climbing up a wall of ice, or a pleasant day of shoppingOuray’s unique businesses, soaking in the hot springs and viewing the snow-covered canyon walls from the water in winter is truly a restorative experience.
There are five local developed hot springs in Ouray and nearby Ridgway. These include the Ouray Hot Springs Pool, the vapor caves of the Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa & Lodgings, the pools at the Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs and at the naturally landscaped pools at Orvis Hot Springs in Ridgway. Guests at the Box Canyon Lodge and Hot Springs can also enjoy private hot springs during their hotel stay. Stay in our valley and soak to your heart's content!
After almost a century of use, the Ouray Hot Springs Pool has started a multi-million dollar renovation. After three years of input from community interest groups the new pool facility is sure create lasting memories for future generations to come.
While the historic oval shape will remain, every other feature of the pool will be getting a complete overhaul, from the leaky infrastructure to new soaking pools, zero entry areas, waterfalls, lap lanes and a climbing and diving platform. A new bathhouse will follow the pool renovation.
The City of Ouray plans to have all renovations complete by May 2017, close to the official 90th anniversary of the pool: the original opening day was July 4, 1927. Click here for information on this new era for the Ouray Hot Springs Pool and to support the capital campaign fund for pool renovations and a new bathhouse.
More Hot Springs!
If you just can't get enough of hot springs in Colorado, consider a multi-day journey along the Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop. Thermal hot springs flow abundantly throughout the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Soaking in natural mineral water is a time-honored tradition to enhance wellness. One thing is for sure: relaxation is the ultimate goal.
Ouray is one of five premier hot springs destinations in the western part of the state have formed the 720-mile Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop, which showcases some of the most popular hot springs attractions in the country. Our partner communities include Pagosa Springs, Chaffee County, Steamboat Springs and Glenwood Springs. There is so much variety: from intimate private baths to the world’s largest mineral hot springs pool. Each of the 19 facilities highlighted along the loop offers unique features like vapor caves, hot pots, terraced pools, enormous travertine formations and fun-filled aquatic centers.
- Download a map of the Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop.
- Download the full brochure for the Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop.
The Colorado Hot Springs Loop is supported by funding from the Colorado Tourism Office, A State Agency.
(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)