If searching for milky-white geothermal water in the U.S., you would get to the state of Colorado.
You could enjoy the superb water at Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa even by a walk-in visit.
Private Indoor Baths
It is two hours’ drive from Denver to the small town, Hot Sulphur Springs.
Until the 19th centuries, one of American Indians, the Ute tribe came to use the hot springs for medicinal purposes.
In 1863, the founder of a local newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News bought the land from a Sioux woman, while the Utes were considered the rightful owners.
Long after the questionable transaction, the Rocky Mountain News shuttered in 2009; and the hot springs continue gushing.
Let’s start from the private baths.
There are two indoor private baths.
The L-shaped tub is for three soakers.
The kind of milky-white water rich in sulfur can be seen often in Colorado; Pagosa Springs is one of other cases.
Clothing is required in the outdoor zone, so that the private baths are only the choices for soaking without nothing on.
I got surprised at a train whistle.
Freight trains came and went right next to the premises.
Bring earplugs if you make an overnight stay, in order to keep your peaceful sleep.
Approximately 24 pools are located in the not-so-big area under the hill.
The water temperature is 126 degrees F at the gushing points.
Pools are generally hotter in the upper side and warmer in the lower side.
99 degrees F water was fed around here.
Due to the component change during the cooling time, it looks blueish.
Let’s go to the upper side.
At the center of the premises, there is a large building for changing rooms and an indoor bathroom.
In the spacious indoor bath, there are two pools.
Perhaps because of the different sources of springs, I observed the water here slight blackish.
There are literally so many tubs and pools.
Some of them look ready-made Jacuzzi tub.
Some others are divided by partitions.
The Ute Pool could be the symbol of Hot Sulphur Springs.
Taking advantage of the great ground form, the wild atmosphere is unique.
In the uppermost are, water is apparently clear and colorless.
Many mineral deposits are floating in the tubs.
The water temperature is around 111 degrees F.
I really loved the hotter water, and enjoyed the strong smell of the mixture of oil and sulphur.
Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa, Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado, U.S.
- Walk-in: Yes
- Lodging: Yes