Geothermal water percolates up through much of the Rocky Mountains. While there are countless “wild” hot springs to be discovered in the rivers and creeks of the Rockies, the following natural hot springs have been turned into resorts or public pools.
You could spend years exploring the 19 hot springs scattered across the state on the Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop. Or, if you’re feeling particularly ambitious, you could try to visit them all in one week. We are nothing if not ambitious, so we chose the latter course, hitting every stop on the 720-mile loop – and even making time for a bonus hot springs. Here’s what we found.