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Ouray Hot Springs Pool

1220 Main Street, Ouray, CO 81427
+1 970-325-7073
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Large pool with different temps

This is a great hot springs pool with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. It has lap... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2015
Glenn B
Colorado Springs, Colorado

So nice.kind of skeptical at first but it was a very relaxing experience.would definitely recommend... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2015
Clifton, texas
via mobile
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It's always a good day for a soak in the clear warm waters of the Ouray Hot Springs Pool! The hot springs of Ouray have been enjoyed since at least the 14th century when native Ute Indians used the naturally hot clear water for healing. Settlers came to the area in the late 1800's in search of gold and precious minerals, and many found comfort in the natural hot springs. The current swimming pool was constructed in the 1920's and has been a favorite destination ever since. Seven different springs supply the pool with water. At the source some of this water is 150 degrees! The pool consists of several sections maintained at different temperatures for different tastes. The hot section is approximately 104 degrees, and a soaking section, perfect for families and prolonged soaking, is typically 95 degrees, or so. The lap lanes and deep section are usually about 80 degrees in the summer and fall, and cooler than that in the winter months when there is snow on the ground. The Ouray Hot Springs Swimming Pool is an outdoor pool open all year. Many people enjoy the pool the most in the winter, after a day spent ice climbing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, skating on the local ice rink (skates are available to rent at the Hot Springs Pool), or simply as a place to relax and enjoy the splendid scenery of the San Juan Mountains.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1220 Main Street, Ouray, CO 81427
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is a great hot springs pool with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. It has lap lanes for just swimming laps, an area with water volleyball, a small pool that's really hot, a large pool that's just warm and a fun slide. We didn't...More

Thank Glenn B
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

So nice.kind of skeptical at first but it was a very relaxing experience.would definitely recommend while in Ouray or surrounded areas

Thank dk52dell29
Reviewed 23 August 2015

It's probably heresy to say anything negative about the historic Ouray Hot Springs Pool, but at $12/person (+ $2 each for a towel or a shower!) it's feels like an overpriced outdoor hot tub. To pay $60 for a family of 5 to soak for...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 19 August 2015

We love to visit Ouray and when we do we LOVE to go to the pool! The warm large pool is the best as the temperature is perfect! The staff at the pool is always friendly... not overbearing, but keeping things safe. The pool is...More

Thank visitorfromIA
Reviewed 18 August 2015

I love taking my family here. There are three different temperatures with the warm being shallow and a great place for my son to play. A nice hot pool for my husband to relax is and cold for me to do laps. The scenery is...More

Thank Travlebug1990
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

After a long day on the road, soaking in the hot springs was needed. I was a little disappointed in the amount of cool water. The hot springs I've been to before had more warm to hot pools.

Thank kimdH7049RO
Reviewed 17 August 2015

A great pool for soaking and for doing laps. Loved the temperature. It's a great feature for this town. Perfect way to get rid of soreness after hikes.

Thank Barbara E
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Frequent flyer to this pool!!!! In all seasons you can enjoy a soak for your over worked body. Kid friendly too!

Thank April A
Reviewed 15 August 2015

This is worth at least one visit, a little pricey so we only went once but I enjoyed it. It was raining down on us as we sat in the pool and it was lovely. My 8 yr old and 10 yr old kids took...More

Thank sarah133
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Well run site! A bit pricey, however it's a full-day admission if you'd like to go back for moonlight swim (highly recommend). Consider 3-day pass - but make sure it won't be closed for cleaning. Very adequate changing/shower area - clean and updated.

Thank Amandadancin
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Response from Megan T | Reviewed this property |
I would call to be sure but that was the original goal.
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Response from Jdg_9 | Reviewed this property |
When we were there last year they allowed us to bring in lunch and drinks. They do not allow glass containers for obvious reasons. Adults are $12 a day or you can buy punch passes and save some money to go on multiple days... More