Indian Hot Springs Resort has eighteen indoor and outdoor soaking options, but its greatest draw is the location, forty miles west of Denver in Idaho Springs. Choose from an indoor, clothing-required community pool; private, indoor, clothing-optional soaking tubs with private showers; gender-specific, clothing-optional, underground, geothermal vapor caves; and private, clothing-optional, outdoor, hot springs Jacuzzis. There’s a self-serve mud bath and full service spa, and you can make reservations or choose your massage or spa treatment from a menu at the front counter. Overnight accommodations include tent and RV camping with water and electrical hookups, private cabins along Soda Creek, and rooms in the modern lodge, the inn, and the historic lodge. Smoking, alcohol, glass and pets are not allowed, and there’s wheelchair access throughout the facility.
Recommended season(s): Year-round.
—Susan Joy Paul