Located in one of the prettiest mountain towns in the state, Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs in Ouray offers outdoor hot spring soaking tubs to its overnight guests. The sunken tubs rise along redwood decks that culminate in a sundeck and a grassy overlook where you can sit on a bench or relax on a swing and take in views of the surrounding Mount Sneffels Range. Three lodges provide thirty-nine rooms of many configurations and they all include free Wi-Fi, a refrigerator, microwave, satellite TV, coffee maker and a hair drier. There’s even an onsite laundry so you can wash your clothes after a soak, a hike, or a climb. Clothing is required, and pets and smoking are not allowed.
Recommended season(s): Year-round.
—Susan Joy Paul