SOURCE: Colorado Tourism Office

Colorado Tourism Office

July 27, 2016 10:30 ET

Colorado's New Historic Hot Springs Loop Pairs Year-Round Adventures with Rejuvenating Soaking Spots

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - July 27, 2016) - Soaking in a hot spring is an exceptional way to unwind after a long day of play in Colorado. Five Colorado adventure and hot springs destinations recently formed the 720-mile Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop. For more information on Colorado's Historic Hot Springs Loop, please visit: http://www.colorado.com/hotspringsloop

Ouray

Many consider Ouray in the summer to be the "Jeeping Capital of the World." Ouray has many companies that offer Jeep rentals and tours. In the winter, the Ouray Ice Park welcomes all to learn a new sport or master their skills at the ice park.

Orvis Hot Springs, located just north of Ouray, maintains electronic-free soaking areas that encourage guests to unplug and unwind.

More hot springs:

Ouray Hot Springs Pool & Fitness Center, The Historic Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa & Lodgings, Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs and Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs

Glenwood Springs

In the summer, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is a mountain-top theme park that offers tram and thrill rides along with cave tours. In the winter, guests can make their way to Sunlight Mountain Resort's Babbish Gulch for an afternoon of snowshoeing.

Glenwood's newest wellness destination, Iron Mountain Hot Springs holds 16 soaking pools located on the bank of the Colorado River.

More hot springs:

Glenwood Hot Springs and Yampah Spa & Vapor Caves

Chaffee County

In the summer, Brown's Canyon is one of the Arkansas River's most popular sections for rafting. In the winter, snowmobiling to the top of Cottonwood Pass near Buena Vista, brings riders to the Continental Divide.

For a private experience, Creekside Hot Springs Cabin offers a vacation rental home with its own secluded soaking hot springs pool that is fed by the Mount Princeton geothermal aquifer.

More hot springs:

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort, Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center, Cottonwood Hot Springs, Alpine Hot Springs Hideaway and Antero Hot Springs Cabins

Pagosa Springs

A hot air balloon ride in the summer with Rocky Mountain Balloon Adventures excursions allows guests to float peacefully while taking in the expansive views. From November to April, visitors flock to Wolf Creek Ski Resort to ski and ride "the most snow in Colorado," with an average of 430 inches of natural snowfall per season.

The Springs Resort & Spa in downtown Pagosa Springs offers 23 naturally hot therapeutic mineral pools and a mineral water lap pool fed by the world's deepest geothermal hot spring.

More hot springs:

Overlook Hot Springs Spa and Healing Waters Resort & Spa

Steamboat Springs

During summer and fall, Steamboat Bike Park takes guests up the mountain via the Steamboat Resort gondola to 50 miles of terrain. In the winter, spend the day at Howelsen Hill Ski Area, the oldest ski area in continuous use in Colorado.

Strawberry Park Hot Springsis nestled in an aspen grove about 15 minutes from town. Here guests can enjoy a massage in private massage huts and stay the night in a variety of lodging options.

More hot springs:

Old Town Hot Springs

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