Old Town Hot Springs
Old Town Hot Springs is a family-focused community recreation and fitness center that offers visitors a wide variety of hot spring experiences.
The prolific Heart Spring pumps 220 gallons of water per minute. At a temperature of 103°F (39°C), it is perfect for soaking, straight from the source—a unique quality among hot springs. The water contains 11 dissolved minerals, including lithium, which is known to help promote relaxation.
The Main Pool is the largest and is ideal for families. The Waterfall Pool, in addition to its cascade of water, features massage jets to enhance relaxation. Two 230-foot water slides are a favorite for kids of all ages. Other water-centric experiences include the smaller hot springs pool, a splash pool, a lap pool and a kiddie pool.
Guests may also purchase day passes to use the fitness facilities, as well as make reservations for massage services.
Old Town Hot Springs
136 Lincoln Ave
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
A Quick History of Old Town Hot Springs
Hot Springs Beginnings
Like many hot springs in Colorado, Ute tribes were the first to use the geothermal mineral waters. When homesteader and town father James Crawford arrived in the 1890s, he built the first bathhouse on the site.
Pulling Together to Save the Springs
That original bathhouse had a long life, but in 1968 it was condemned and the property nearly succumbed to bankruptcy. A tight-knit community, Steamboat residents pulled together and saved the hot springs from dereliction.
Community-Driven Hot Springs
Neither privately owned nor supported by tax dollars, Old Town Hot Springs is Steamboats Springs’ first independent non-profit, dating back to 1935. The facility is also a community recreation center and serves as the only public pool in rural Routt County.
In 2007, Old Town Hot Springs added two 225-foot waterslides and a 3,000 sq. ft. activity pool. In 2019, another major renovation that is still ongoing saw the completion of a 15,000 sq. ft. building with expanded fitness facilities, community and kitchen space, as well as a climbing wall. Ultimately, the massive $10 million project will include the expansion of the lap lanes and kiddie pool areas.