This is the ultimate Colorado hot springs resort—the property features luxury hotel rooms and more than two dozen pools along the San Juan River in the heart of Pagosa Springs. It feels more like a hot springs water park than a traditional hot springs, with waterfalls, a swimming pool, and other pools of various shapes and temperatures, from 83 to 114 degrees. The spring that feeds the resort is the deepest hot springs in the world; the mineral-rich water wells up from 1,002 feet below the surface. Take note: You’ll never get the Sulphur smell out of your bathing suit, so bring an old one.
Recommended season(s): The hot springs is open year-round.
—R. Scott Rappold