Formerly known as the historic Trimble Hot Springs, Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa is located at the base of the Hermosa Cliffs in southwest Colorado. With breathtaking views of the Animas River Valley and San Juan National Forest, this resort has been redesigned to feature a slew of soaking pools and spa services.
Situated within the unincorporated community of Hermosa, the resort is about 9 miles north of Durango and 19 miles south of Purgatory Mountain Resort on Highway 550. It’s open year-round for travelers and locals to enjoy. After the recent renovations, there are no longer accommodation options on the property.
Natural Hot Springs Pools
Durango Hot Springs (DHS) sits on ten acres in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. The property showcases 41 thermal mineral water features, heated naturally to various toasty temperatures. There are more than dozen natural mineral tubs, several of which are ADA-accessible. Other features include a cold plunge pool, private cedar tubs, and a resort-style swimming pool.
The 25-meter swimming pool is filled with salt water, a gentler alternative to chlorine. There are certain functions the lap pool serves depending on the time of day, including lap swimming, exercise classes, and aquatic training. It has a gentle decline with a max depth of 4.5 feet.
DHS is the only hot spring spa in the world to utilize AquaGen, a nano-oxygen particle infusion system for their water. Additionally, there are 32 recorded minerals in the winter, including calcium, silica, sodium, and sulfate. It’s recommended that guests only soak for about 15 minutes at a time to avoid overheating.
A full spa offers more than twenty personalized restorative massages and body treatments. Enjoy a hot stone massage, salt scrub, or even a mud wrap. All lotions and gels use 100% natural ingredients and you can also opt to use CBD products for an additional fee.
Massage styles include Swedish, deep tissue, and prenatal. There are also two stone massage options, great for targeting specific areas with hot and cold stones. Couples massages are available as well if you want to spend quality time with your partner.
Opt for a body scrub if you’re feeling indulgent, starting with a full body exfoliation and finishing with a rich oil application to rehydrate your skin. Additionally, the spa offers a number of quick “enhancements” such as a lip plumper, hot hair oil scalp massage, or foot treatment.
To round off its luxurious spa menu, DHS has a variety of facials to rejuvenate and clarify your skin. All guests must be over the age of 18 to receive spa treatments, and anyone younger is considered on a case-by-case basis.
To ensure a peaceful experience, management asks that guests review a set of etiquette recommendations before going into the hot springs. Cell phone use and conversations are to be kept to a minimum to maintain a serene environment while soaking. It is required that all guests shower before entering any of the pools, and appropriate swimwear is required.
No outside food or drinks are allowed into the resort, including alcohol. There is a small refreshment stand in the lobby as well as a food truck on site if you are hungry or thirsty. Reusable water bottles are encouraged, and there are multiple refill stations located throughout the resort.
Every Tuesday and Thursday night from May to October, the hot springs hosts a live music performance. Soaking reservations are required to enjoy the music, but it’s the perfect activity for a warm summer night. Grab a bite from the food truck, take a dip in the mineral pools, and listen to local bands work their magic on the stage.
From downtown Durango, head north on Main Ave (US-550 N) for 8.5 miles. Turn left onto Trimble Lane and make a right onto County Rd 203. Durango Hot Springs will be on the left.
Address: 6475 County Rd 203, Durango, CO 81301
Hours: Daily (9 am-10 pm) | Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve at 5 pm, Christmas Day
Chlorine: No, saltwater in the swimming pool
Pets: Not welcome, only service animals