Rustic hot spring a can’t miss winter destination in Colorado

Steam rises while people soak in Strawberry Park Hot Springs near Steamboat Springs, Colo., on a frigid Wednesday afternoon on Dec. 18, 2019. The iconic natural spring fed pools attracts visitors all seasons of the year. Photo Credit: Chancey Bush / The Gazette.

At the end of a long dirt road in Steamboat Springs lies one of Colorado’s most iconic hot springs. Few lights are found at this hot spring destination, and at times, few articles of clothing.

Rustic hot spring a can’t miss winter destination in Colorado

Snow piles high at Strawberry Hot Springs in Steamboat Springs. Photo Credit: Larry Pierce via Steamboat Ski Resort.

Strawberry Hot Springs is known for its rustic appeal. This clothing-optional after dark attraction has long been a favorite among Steamboat locals and tourists, alike, offering a relaxing and unforgettable mountain town experience.

Rustic hot spring a can’t miss winter destination in Colorado

Photo Credit: Chancey Bush/ The Gazette.

Snow frequently pillows around the edges of the picturesque pools, as warm steam rises from the surface of the 104 degree water.

Rustic hot spring a can’t miss winter destination in Colorado

Steam rises while people soak in Strawberry Park Hot Springs near Steamboat Springs, Colo., on a frigid Wednesday afternoon on Dec. 18, 2019. The iconic natural spring fed pools attracts visitors all seasons of the year. Photo Credit: Chancey Bush/ The Gazette.

What makes this hot spring particularly unique is the lack of lighting after dark. With limited electricity used around the property, this hot spring has a more natural feel than most commercial options. Even employees limit their lighting to wands with a dim red glow as a monitor the facility.

Rustic hot spring a can’t miss winter destination in Colorado

Strawberry Hot Springs is one popular clothing-optional resort in Colorado, though suits are required until after dark. Photo Credit: strawberryhotsprings.com.

Open Sunday through Thursday from 10 AM to 10:30 PM, visiting Strawberry Hot Springs will set you back $20 per adult and $10 per child on holidays and weekends. No children under 18 are allowed after dark. No credit cards are accepted.

Facilities include restrooms, a tipi, and a heated cabin that can be used for changing. There is also lodging located nearby.

Below you’ll find a look at where this hot spring is located.

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