We were looking forward to hitting the hot springs after two days of skiing and a day of snowmobiling in the Winter Park area.
Hot Sulpher Springs Resort is fairly easy to find and parking was simple. We checked in and paid for four visitors. Reasonable at $18.50 each plus towel if needed. I'd recommend bringing your own towel.
Changing rooms were organized with lockers available.
The issue we had was with the baths themselves. They were very spread out on multiple levels and it was not clear where the various temp baths were located. Additionally, although marked with the average temperatures at each, we found the actual temperatures to be significantly below what was stated. For example, we tried four or five tubs/pools posted at 102-105 degrees and we estimated that they were all at the highest 95 degrees. This was a challenge as the outside temp was quite low at 7 degrees and the distance between the baths was quite far.
We finally found one tub that we could actually call hot (108 degrees although the sign indicated 110-112 degrees) and we were able to shoehorn our group of four in with five people already there, but to do so we were literally squeezed in side by side. Picture a backgammon board.
I'd hope that if we visit again, which we would only do if we couldn't make the trip to a better hot springs like Strawberry close to Steamboat, that the baths would be more clearly marked and that them temp regulation would be a bit more accurate.
Once we found the hot tub that was actually hot, we had a great time talking with other visitors while we relaxed and we left the resort much more relaxed than when we arrived, but just can't give the place an above average review due to the challenges noted above.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offers fifteen baths for guests to enjoy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hot Sulphur Springs Resort And Spa
- Hot Sulphur Springs Hotel Hot Sulphur Springs