Whether it’s called going au naturel, rocking the birthday suit, or being in the buff, being naked can be a freeing experience. If you’re looking to add a clothing-optional adventure to your Colorado bucket list, check out one of these 7 spots.
Editor’s Note: The legality of nudity can vary depending on the destination. Rules can also change. Check with an official source prior to planning a naked adventure at any of these destinations. Hourly, age, and gender restrictions may apply. COVID-19 pandemic rules and restrictions may also be in place.
1. Orvis Hot Springs
Located in Ridgway, Colorado, Orvis Hot Springs is clothing optional spot that allows nudity at outdoor soaking areas and in the sauna. They do require nude individuals to utilize a towel, robe, or other modest covering in hallways of their main building. Find out more information here.
2. Strawberry Hot Springs
An iconic Colorado hot spring found at the end of a long dirt road near Steamboat Springs, Strawberry Hot Springs is clothing optional after dark when no one under 18 is allowed at the facility. Find information about visiting here.
3. Mountain Air Ranch
A true nudist resort, Mountain Air Ranch offers the opportunity to hike, swim, and play paddle tennis while naked. Find their Facebook page here.
4. Desert Reef Hot Spring
This clothing optional facility considers themselves “family-oriented” with a number of policies and regulations set-up tp “ensure the safety and security” of all patrons. Located within an hour from Colorado Springs in Florence, Desert Reef Hot Springs allows nudity during most times of the day. Note that men can not visit this resort unless they purchase a membership or are accompanied by their partner. Find more information about visiting here.
5. Orient Land Trust
Home to a “clothing-optional naturist open space” and Valley View Hot Springs, Orient Land Trust is another spot where clothing isn’t required. Located in Moffat, Colorado, this destination is also home to a large colony of bats known for their group exodus of a mine shaft. Find out more by visiting their website here.
6. Dakota Hot Springs
Dakota Hot Springs is clothing-optional every day of the week except for Tuesday. Keep in mind that this Penrose-destination is considered a family-friendly environment and that rules regarding nudity exist. Find out more information about this destination here.
7. Conundrum Hot Springs
Conundrum Hot Springs is allegedly a clothing-optional spot, often frequented by naked locals. That being said, check with local rules and regulations prior to planning a trip to this destination. Recent years have brought a number of new rules and policies, including a permitting system for camping.