What could be better than a relaxing soak in a healing hot spring on one's next vacation? Soaking in one of Colorado’s hot springs is a surreal and peaceful experience one won’t forget!

Many travelers love going to beautiful hot springs around the world, and the ones in Colorado are some of the best there are. Hot springs are great for helping achy muscles or throbbing arthritis feel much better. It’s a great way to soothe the body in a blissfully peaceful environment after a hard hike or active afternoon.

Here are 10 of the top hot springs locations available in the state of Colorado:

10 Orvis Hot Springs

Orvis Hot Springs in Ridgeway, Colorado – Visitors can relax in this clothing-optional hot spring which features seven different pools — including one that’s indoors as well as private hot tubs. This resort is only a short eight-mile drive from Ouray. It’s also rated high on the list for a couples getaway. If desired, travelers who wish to stay overnight can book a spot at the campgrounds for tents or RVs. Campers have access to the hot springs both day and night.

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9 Ouray Hot Springs

Ouray Hot Springs is one of the best hot springs in the US and is said to be the “Switzerland of America.” It features geothermal mineral springs located in a valley in full view of beautiful snow-covered mountains. Minerals present in the springs include fluoride, iron, potassium, manganese, and zinc. It is open all year and is for adults only. Temperatures in the pools are between 75 and 105 Fahrenheit. They do require people to wear a swimsuit, meaning there are no clothing-optional facilities. Nearby other attractions include Ouray Box Canyon Park and the Ouray Ice Park.

8 Strawberry Park Hot Springs, Steamboat Springs

This lovely hot springs resort is both kids as well as adult-friendly, with swimsuits optional at night. It’s located high up in the mountains, so part of the year travelers need good snow tires or chains to make it here. It is open for business Mondays through Fridays from 10 am to 10:30 pm and 10 am to 12 am Saturdays as well as Sundays. Couples will enjoy relaxing and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

7 Penny Hot Springs In Carbondale

Here is another great hot spring in the state of Colorado that is clothing-optional. This resort is open 24/7. The only disadvantage is there are no amenities such as restrooms, so you must clean up after yourselves so it stays pristine for the next visitor. It is open all year, but the best timeframe to go is in the winter, fall or summer due to spring runoff having the potential to drown out the hot springs pools.

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6 Glenwood Hot Springs Resort

The Glenwood Hot Springs Resort is a great getaway for the entire family. Not only does it boast the largest hot spring pool in the whole world, but it also features water slides, mini-golf games, and a spa. It is located between Aspen and Vail, Colorado. It is open every day from 9 am to 9 pm. There is also a lodge for overnight stays, a boutique for shopping, and a grill at the poolside.

5 Waunita Hot Springs Ranch

The Waunita Hot Springs Ranch is smack dab in the middle of the Gunnison National Forest with an elevation of nearly 9,000 feet. It not only features great relaxing hot spring pools, but there is also fishing, games like horseshoes, rafting, mountain bike riding, horseback riders, and more. Lodging is available in either the Ranch House or the Lodge. For visitors planning something like a family reunion, wedding, or just a great party, this is the place to be all year round.

4 Dunton Hot Springs

Located near Telluride in Delores, Colorado, this beautiful and majestic hot spring is unique because it is located in an actual ghost town that has been restored. There are 13 private cabins to lodge in as well as the mineral pools, with even a special soaking pool indoors. Plus it is close to the state’s only geyser, so that’s a place visitors won’t want to miss. Visitors can make reservations to have their next party or other events here, and it won’t disappoint.

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3 Juniper Hot Springs

Located only 20 miles from Craig in Lay, Colorado, this luxurious hot spring offers tired visitors a soak in pools featuring 24 different beneficial minerals. The temperatures are between 80 and 103 Fahrenheit, and it offers camping for overnight guests. This facility is not handicap-friendly and visitors must be 18 or be with an adult. Swimsuits are required at all times. This is the best hot spring in Colorado for those who want a less crowded facility that is more isolated than some of the more well-known hot springs.

2 Indian Springs Resort

Indian Springs Resort in Idaho Springs, Colorado, has both mineral pools as well as outdoor hot tub facilities to choose from. It is 30 minutes from Denver. There are also geothermal caves for visitors to explore, campsites for overnight guests, and a luxurious spa. There are cave pools, as well as Roman bath-style pools, and Jacuzzis. Nightly accommodations can be reserved at one of the cabins, at the Inn, or in the Lodge or its main resort building. No pets are allowed.

1 Hot Sulfur Springs

Located near the famous Rocky Mountain National Park, this hot spring features more than 20 different mineral pools, as well as a great spa for relaxing after a long day visiting the local sites. One disadvantage is the sulfur smell, but don’t let that stop the enjoyment of this beautiful place. Swimsuits are required and it is open daily from 8 am to 10 pm. The spring does not take reservations and it is a first-come, first-serve facility.