Lengthy earlier than there have been developed swimming pools, entry charges, and locker rooms, the pure scorching water that bubbled out of the Earth on the present-day web site of Durango Scorching Springs Resort & Spa was loved by the traditional Puebloans who lived west of the springs between 1000 and 1200 AD. Beginning within the 1700s, the Ute Nation and different Indigenous peoples handed by way of the valley to hunt — having fun with the new water set in Colorado’s pristine Animas Valley.
At current, lots of of years and a handful of homeowners later, individuals are nonetheless touring to Colorado to benefit from the scorching water. There are 41 swimming pools to select from, together with two chilly plunges and a Japanese-inspired meditation backyard with personal soaking tubs. The current-day Durango Scorching Springs continues to be fed by those self same pure springs, solely now, the water is funneled into swimming pools that go well with everybody from solo vacationers searching for therapeutic to households with younger kids.
Because of a $14 million renovation, the resort, previously referred to as Trimble Scorching Springs, is ready to accommodate extra folks than ever earlier than.
Durango Scorching Springs is a part of the favored Colorado Historic Scorching Springs Loop, and sits simply quarter-hour north of Durango, Colorado. The mountain city can be the place to begin for the Durango & Silverton Slim Gauge Railroad, a wildly scenic practice journey that passes instantly by the springs.
Of the 41 whole swimming pools, 32 are scorching, mineral swimming pools. And of these 32 swimming pools, eight are designed for households and set alongside the principle swimming pool. The opposite 24 swimming pools are for adults solely and embody 5, personal Japanese-style ofuro tubs which can be constituted of cedar and will be adjusted to the visitor’s most well-liked temperature. There are additionally two chilly plunges.
The new swimming pools are between 99 and 112 levels and have 32 minerals, together with magnesium, calcium, lithium, and iron. Scorching springs are extensively thought of to have advantages that may improve well-being, together with circulation, psychological well being, ache reduction, and pores and skin well being. The truth is, Durango Scorching Springs is the primary and solely scorching spring on the earth to infuse its water with tiny bubbles of pure oxygen that may penetrate the dermis of the pores and skin to assist with pores and skin problems and scarring. The oxygen bubbles, that are additionally antimicrobial, maintain the water clear and clear with out using chemical compounds.
When guests want a break from soaking, they will stroll barefoot on the reflexology strolling path, take a second within the botanic backyard, or stand underneath the rain tower. There’s additionally a full-service day spa on the property. (For reference, a 2.5-hour grownup soak is $39.)
Durango Scorching Springs is open every day from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and requires reservations. To study extra, go to durangohotspringsresortandspa.com.