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Nice spot for a different outing.

We were told about this place by the camp host where we were camping. The place was crowded when... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Boonville, Missouri
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Free, Busy, & Don't Go in Spring!

These hot springs are pretty good. The springs are crowded but are free and I think it's on public... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We were told about this place by the camp host where we were camping. The place was crowded when we went at early evening on a Sunday. As others have mentioned the water temperature can change quickly depending upon flow of the spring. A mixed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HarryE996
Reviewed 22 August 2018

I have been going here for years. Over the past two years there are at least 20 cars there and 50 people in two small pools or in the river. Kids are constantly screaming while overweight under clothed big mothers yell at them. It is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
5  Thank shoopafun
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

My buddies and I drove into Colorado from the west and settled down in the White River National Forest for our first night in Colorado. Our friend told us about Penny Hot Springs from her experience there the past winter. When we arrived to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ErichSnacks
Reviewed 13 July 2018

These hot springs are pretty good. The springs are crowded but are free and I think it's on public lands. The parking area has room for about 8 cars and no restrooms. Do not go in the spring season, the creek it is along is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I mean, it's free. What else could you ask for? No one owns it, it's just nature doing its thing and some people were lucky enough to find it. My boyfriend had a great time getting our pool to just the right temperature by moving...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Erin S
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We were staying in Marble, CO and was told of these hot springs on the road to Carbondale. Decided to give it a try and had a blast. Right by the road, over the bank of the Crystal River. Everyone was so nice and friendly....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank East-TexasTraveling
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

My teens loved this little hot springs. The first day we went it was pretty full but the people were friendly and let us join. The second day was less crowded, we moved the rocks to allow the flow of hot water the way we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tanya S
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This place has not changed much in the last 20 years. People wear swim suites now unlike when I first went in the late 90's. I was so happy to bring my 7 and 9 year old daughters in March. It's free, pure and relaxing....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank tracey0z
Reviewed 17 June 2018

After parking, we immediately noticed a big naked guy in one of the larger pools. Needless to say, we headed to the opposite side to try and soak. There was just one little spot of hot springs coming into freezing cold river water. Several of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tammy K
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Really cool spot if you manage to go on a non-crowded day. Beautiful scenery, boiling hot water, peaceful on the right day. If you go I’d recommend going in the off-season to avoid crowds.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Adam R
4 November 2017|
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Response from WJD_CO | Reviewed this property |
The temperature of the water is determined by the month, the flow of the river, and how you arrange the rocks. Except for during the heaviest runoff periods in late spring and early summer, you can usually form a pool to... More
Hannah W
1 September 2017|
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Response from WJD_CO | Reviewed this property |
There are a few trails like Avalanche Creek Trail where you could hike in. As far as driving into a place, there are some places on the way to Marble that may be okay for that. You can also camp at Redstone Campground... More
Carlie W
24 August 2017|
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It's not a real big area and there is not a lot of room to roam, and there can be a decent number of people. But yes, this is a public space that is not formally monitored with policies or enforcement. Free domain if... More