Ouray is said to be the Switzerland of America, where is located in 7,800 feet up in the mountains.
Around the city, the Rocky Mountains that stretch more than 3,000 miles look especially superb.
In the Switzerland of America, hot springs gushes.
Ouray in the great mountainous area like the Alps is a major tourist spot for both summer and winter.
In summer, here is famous for tours exploring the Rocky Mountains; in winter, there are many places for ice climbing.
Brownish Geothermal Water
Hot spring water is piped to several lodging facilities in this area.
Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs is one of them.
Hot tubs are available 24 hours and all clothing required.
At this small open-air bath, you will find brownish yellow water with slight metallic smell.
The temperature of the source is around 156 degrees F, but it becomes 110 degrees F after cold water is mixed.
A disappointing thing is that water discharge is insufficient under the bushy tree.
Improvement would be needed for the lack of cleanliness.
Looking at the main office from the surface of the open-air bath.
The triangle-shaped shack is the indoor bath for adults only.
In the bathroom, a little bit hotter water is provided to a deeper tub.
You may see it aging, but it creates a truly comfortable atmosphere.
Large window are places on the wooden walls, which prevent the room from a closed space.
I was in meditation listening to the running water.
Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs, Ouray, Colorado, U.S.
- Walk-in: No
- Lodging: Yes (Online Bookings)
Related Hot Springs
It is 15 minutes’ drive from Ouray.
If you like easy openness, this spa facility is recommended.
The quality of the water is similar to that of Ouray, but the whole premises is clothing optional.
Naked men and women of all ages are walking around without hesitation.
Sometimes it seems difficult to understand Americans become complete opposite in bathing etiquette.