Durango Hot Springs
Like No Other
Surrounded by stunning mountain views, the thermal waters at Durango Hot Springs are like no other place in Colorado. The only natural hot springs in the world to use Aqugen, a technology which infuses nano-meter oxygen into the hot springs pools. The resulting bubbles increase both the health benefits and purity of the mineral waters.
With 26 unique thermal water features, including 16 natural mineral hot springs soaking pools, 8 private Japanese-inspired cedar soaking tubs, a reflexology walking path, and a rain tower, Durango Hot Springs is fast becoming a center for wellness in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
The newly renovated Durango Hot Springs + Spa is open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. In addition to geothermal soaking, amenities include a resort-style swimming pool, concessions, and a cold plunge pool.
Hot Springs + Spa is located eight miles north of downtown Durango and about 15 miles south of Purgatory Resort in the scenic Animas Valley.
Durango Hot Springs
6475 County Road 203
Durango, Colorado 81301
The History of Durango Hot Springs Resort + Spa
The earliest residents of the Animas Valley and southwestern Colorado were the first to soak in the geothermal springs. Called the Ancient Puebloans, they settled in nearby Hermosa Cliffs. Later, the Utes and other nomadic tribes passing through the area also partook of the healing waters.
Healing in a Hurry
In 1874, Frank Trimble and his wife arrived in the boomtown of Durango. Trimble suffered from rheumatism, as well as injuries acquired in the Indian Wars in Oregon. He began bathing in the hot springs and declared himself healed only a month later.
The Wild West & Hollywood
In 1937, then owner, T.D. Burns built the Hermosa House Grand Hotel which attracted well-to-do-crowds. There was also a nightclub, stables and a dude ranch component. By the 1950s, Trimble Hot Springs as it was then named, became a hot spot for celebrities of the day including megastars Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe.
A New Vision
The new owners purchased the property in 2019 and wasted no time investing, restoring and improving the facilities and soaking experience. The name change to Durango Hot Springs Resort + Spa reflects the beginning of a new chapter in the life of this historic hot springs.