Hot Springs

After a challenging day of hiking, climbing, biking, winter cross country skiing, or other outdoor activity, you can soak your sore muscles in a steaming hot springs pool!

Area hot springs have become popular year-round with visitors as well as locals. A dip into a pool of natural hot mineral spring water can provide soothing overall relaxation. Surrounded by rugged mountain peaks and spanning canyons, the views only add to the total rejuvenating and restorative experience.

Whether you prefer soaking during the summer or fall, or would rather have an invigorating time in the brisk winter months with the contrast of steaming water next to snow-covered slopes, you are sure to enjoy the therapeutic qualities of a continually flowing natural hot spring.


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    Avalanche Ranch Cabins & Hot Springs

    Avalanche Ranch Cabins & Hot Springs is best described as a Rocky Mountain Picture Post Card in the heart of Colorado. Often referred to as the best kept secret, this pastoral setting offers the beauty and peace of an earlier era. Situated at 7,000 feet, overlooking the Crystal River, with Mt. Sopris towering above at 12,953', the views are more dramatic than you can imagine.

    The 36-acre Ranch offers plenty of privacy for our 13 cozy log cabins, one bedroom loft apartment, and three bedroom ranch house and therapeutic hot springs pools.

    On site, guests can enjoy 24 hours of hot springs use in our three pools. Also for guests are our stocked pond, ½ mile of riverfront, volleyball court, horseshoes, mile of trail, snowshoes, ice rink, and sleds.

    Avalanche Ranch is a pet-friendly resort open year round. Ideal for weddings, family reunions, retreats, and romantic getaways.

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    Penny Hot Springs

    The Penny Hot Springs sit on the banks of the Crystal River, a short drive south from Carbondale. Sitting at the mouth of the Narrows, a granite section of the canyon cut by the Crystal River, they are easily found at a large parking lot on the east side of Highway 133, a few hundred feet north of mile marker 55. The springs are named for Dan Penny, who kept a small hotel on the railroad line upstream of Avalanche Creek.