Old Town Hot Springs, Steamboat Springs

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Old Town Hot Springs is an historic hot spring and recreational facility in the heart of Steamboat Springs, Colo. It is a family friendly facility, which has been a location for recreation and rejuvenation for visitors and locals alike for over 100 years. The swimming and soaking pools served as a gathering and bathing place for the Ute Indians who first settled in the area. Then in the late 1800s, it was a social spot and a bathing place for the early homesteaders.

The Old Town Hot Springs sits at an elevation of 6,700 feet and offers eight pools, including two 230-foot waterslides, a new 3,000 square foot hot activity pool, an aquatic rock climbing wall, refurbished Heart Spring pool, eight lap lanes and more. It is a multi-use complex open seven days a week, year-round.

The famous Heart Spring is the source of all of the water in the pools. It pumps approximately 150 gallons per minute and comes out of the ground like an artesian well, meaning naturally without the use of pumps. The water then runs into an overflow system filling each of the pools. The pools range from 82 degrees to 103 degrees. Bathing suits are required. The pools are handicap accessible.

The Old Town Hot Springs has a Fitness Center with weights and a cardiovascular area, also offering exercise classes. You can get a massage. Locker rooms, a snack bar, and childcare are also available. Suits and towels are available for rent. You can play tennis in the summer or rent the new upper deck for a party.

The Old Town Hot Springs is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, located in downtown Steamboat, just three blocks to a café, store, service station, and motel, as well as two miles to overnight camping and RV hookups. Credit Cards are accepted.

Location: On the north side of US 40, at the east edge of the City of Steamboat Springs.
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  • Not many towns have a gym/hot-spring combination, and Steamboat's Old Town Hot Springs capitalizes on that distinction. For a small town (around 11k full-time residents) the gym is very well equipped ...  more »
  • From the photos I was afraid it was more water park than hot spring, but I was pleasantly surprised. The hotter pools are adults-only, and midweek there were very few kids. Life guard was on duty. Fac...  more »
  • My spouse and I dropped by while the construction is going for discounted massage/pool admission rates. The last time I was here was as a kid pre-2000 so it’s definitely changed- the small more natura...  more »
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  • This place is phenomenal! So much to do at such reasonable prices. The pools are beautiful and clean. Staff is friendly and helpful to visitors. We brought lunch and ate at the picnic tables then swam for a few hours. Kids loved the rock climbing wall in the pool and the splash pad. Can't wait to move here and get a membership to the gym. They have a huge selection of fitness classes and they are doing a expansion of the facility.
  • Very nice facility. Much more kids and family oriented than "relaxing hot spring" vibe. Visited with a three and nine year old, both had a great time. There is a kiddie pool the length of the lap pool (~25 yards/ 75 feet) and about 25 feet or so wide all at about 2 feet deep. There is also a small splash park area with three small slides and a few water fountains/squirters. For the bigger kids there are two decently sized water slides and an inflatable obstacle course (cost extra, must be able to pass a swim test and close at about 6pm). There are two climbing walls and three hot spring "hot tubs" (one is 15+ yrs only). There is a larger pool (4 or so feet deep), with a shape of circles stuck together (kinda?) - so you can't really swim around, but it is easy to find a little corner to splash around in. There are more rec center like attractions too, but as visitors from out of town it was money well spent. Probably the biggest selling point was the water was warm the whole place over, the three year old didn't get cold once (~80-85 degree air temp, ~90 degree water temp).
  • Construction along the outside of the facility looks unsafe at best. Inside looks well maintained but it’s looking dated. White jelly-like slime in the big pool. Not sure what that was! Cool concept. Liked the heart shaped hot tub which bubbles up from the springs. Don’t know that I would go back.
  • Lovely place located in town. It has nice pools for kids and adults, plenty of hot tubs, and one large hot tub fed directly from the springs. There are two water slides, but you have to pay extra to ride on them. The price wasn't exorbitant, but it would have been nice to include the slides into the base. entrance fee.
  • The good: Fabulous place. Fun slides. Nice pools. Kids love it. Well maintained. The bad: They charge for every little thing. Admission does not include use of the water slides or a towel. Great place, be prepared to get “nickel and dimed” to death. I’d rather pay one flat price and just have access to everything. I will go back again.

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