If you are looking to get away from the masses and want a more adventurous hot springs experience, there are several remote hot springs in Colorado that require a hike, an overnight, or a serious drive. Here are 5 remote hot springs in Colorado, located right in our own Rocky Mountain backyard.
1. Conundrum Hot Springs, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness
If you are willing to make the trek, Conundrum Hot Springs near Aspen is an iconic destination for adventurous types. An 8.5-mile hike and 2,500 feet of elevation gain from the trailhead to the springs will be worth the effort for one of the more remote hot springs in Colorado.
2. Radium Hot Springs, Kremmling
Radium Hot Springs can be accessed from the Colorado River via watercraft or by foot on a one-mile hike. Once there, you will sit inches from the Colorado River in a hot spring with Rocky Mountain views only Colorado can offer.
3. Rainbow Hot Springs, Pagosa Springs
The remote Rainbow Hot Springs are accessed by a seven-mile hike if you are looking for some solitude (though these areas may be slightly crowded depending on the day).
4. Penny Hot Springs, Carbondale
Located on the Crystal River, the popular Penny Hot Springs are a great alternative for those who are not interested in resort-style hot springs.
5. Piedra River Hot Springs, Pagosa Springs
Home to an abundance of wildlife, the remote Piedra River Hot Springs can be accessed via a one mile hike. The primitive springs give visitors a taste of what Colorado is all about.
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