Splashland Hot Springs Swimming Pool

Family Fun in Alamosa

Located in Alamosa, Splashland is a classic hot springs destination that has been operating since 1955. The 1950s-era sign complete with a vintage pinup girl holding a beach ball and backed by a giant blue wave adds a surf’s up appeal to this quaint hot springs in the San Luis Valley. Even the bright blue metal lockers in the changing rooms are reminiscent of a time gone by. Splashland’s throwback style is part of its lasting charm.

The main attraction is a huge geothermally-heated swimming pool that is open seasonally. The hot springs water enters the pool at 102˚F but cools down to a range between 88˚ and 96˚F for comfortable summertime swimming. A family-friendly destination, the pool features several water slides, a diving board and lap lanes. Recent additions to the facility include a new building, food court, shade cabanas and picnic tables.

Splashland is associated with the Great Southwest Triathlon series, a benefit sprint triathlon that attracts athletes from all over to run, bike and swim for the finish line. The event takes place in October and features a 400-yard swim in the geothermal pool.

Splashland Hot Springs Swimming Pool
5895 Highway 17
Alamosa, CO 81101a

A Quick History of Splashland Hot Springs Swimming Pool

 Name Game

The geothermal pool in Alamosa opened on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 1955. A contest was held to determine the name of the new hot springs swimming pool. With over 400 entries, the winning entry was Jones’ Splashland submitted by G.E. Huffman of Blanca, Colorado. Huffman received a free year-long membership to the pool.

Mid-Century Swimming

Splashland was the height of swimming luxury in the 1950s. In addition to the huge 80-foot by 150-foot pool, the pool featured underwater lighting, a novelty at the time. A large sundeck, radiant heating in the bathhouses and floodlights for nighttime swimming were also attractive attributes for pool-goers of the day.

Family Friendly Then & Now

When the pool opened back in the 50s, season pass admission was just $10 which allowed guests to swim as much as they wanted four days per week. A promise the pool made to large families was that despite the number of children, no family would pay more than $50 for a season pass. Splashland remains affordable and a favorite summertime swimming destination for families to this day.