Indian Hot Springs makes for a relaxing detour on your way back from the mountains. It’s one of the closest hot springs to Denver, conveniently located off I-70 in Idaho Springs.
The resort features a hot springs swimming pool, private baths, caves, lodging, a gift shop, and a lounge. There’s also a full spa.
Aptly named, these hot springs were originally used by the Ute and Arapahoe Indians. The two groups did not always get along.
However the area where Soda Creek runs by the Indian Hot Springs resort was considered a neutral zone. Different tribes could enjoy the benefits of the hot mineral water bubbling up from the grounds without fear of confrontation.
Indian Hot Springs Resort has two main hot springs attractions: a large hot springs swimming pool and geo-thermal caves equipped with hot mineral baths.
The indoor swimming pool is filled with hot mineral water and set underneath a tropical dome. The whole pool area is decorated with Banana and Palm Trees, and several kinds of flowering plants.
Downstairs there are caves for both men and women. In the early 1900’s the caves were carved out of the ground for the purpose of creating this unique experience. Males and females each have their own cave where clothing is optional. Children 16 and under are not permitted in the caves.
If you would prefer a more private time relaxing in the hot springs, there are 11 indoor private rooms to rent. Each one has a single tub, 8’x4′ and 3′ deep. They are filled with natural hot mineral water at about 106° F.
At the Idaho Springs hot springs near Denver, outdoors there are several Jacuzzi baths to rent. Each one is surrounded on three sides by a 6′ high fence. The Jacuzzi tubs are filled with 108° F mineral water. Enjoy the great great outdoors as you soak mountainside.
Massages and body treatments are available. “Club Mud” provides mud baths where you coat your entire body with mineral rich clay. The mud will absorb toxins from your body, leaving you relaxed and rejuvenated.
Lodging on site consists of a variety of rooms, cabins, and a campground with water & electric hookups. Pets are not permitted.
Family-friendly swimming pool, Clothing required; Geo-thermal caves are adult only and clothing optional; Alcohol available for purchase in swimming pool area.
Located minutes from downtown Idaho Springs and the closest one to Denver. After passing through historic downtown, the resort is located one block off main street, on Soda Creek Road. Look for a giant sign along the main road in town.
Address: 302 Soda Creek Rd, Idaho Springs
Season: Year round
Pool Hours: 9am-10pm/Daily
Cave Hours: 7:30am-10:30pm/Daily
Clothing: Required; Optional in Caves
Temp: 90+F, Cave pools are hotter
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