With lovingly manicured grounds, breathtaking views of the San Juan Mountains and lithium-rich water that will lull you into a daze, Orvis Hot Springs is a must-visit the next time your travels take you to the Ouray-Ridgway-Telluride region. This clothing-optional resort features seven pools of varying temperatures, from 98 degrees to the 112-degree Lobster Pot, which is lovely on a cold winter night. You can stay in a hotel-style room or camp, though campsites are really just a row of wooden platforms in the parking lot. That’s okay. You’re there to soak, not hang out at camp, right?
Recommended season(s): Year-round.
—R. Scott Rappold