Formerly Trimble Hot Springs, Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa is located at the base of the Hermosa Cliffs, with breathtaking views of the Animas River Valley and San Juan National Forest. Full of amenities, this hot springs has been redesigned to feature a slew of soaking pools and spa amenities.
This hot springs resort is situated in the unincorporated community of Hermosa, about 9 miles north of Durango, and 19 miles south of Purgatory Mountain Resort on Highway 550. It’s open year round starting July 2020 for travelers and locals to enjoy. According to their FAQ:
The construction will be done in multiple phases. The first phase (the family pool and three soaking pools) is expected to be completed summer of 2020. The entire project should be done by the end of 2021.
Durango Hot Springs (DHS) sits on ten acres in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. The redesigned resort will showcase 22 mineral water soaking pools, heated naturally to various temperatures between 101 degrees and 110 degrees Fahrenheit. 19 of them are for adults only. 12 of which are ADA accessible. The other 3 are open to children, which happen to be next to the swimming pool.
The are 19 recorded minerals in the winter, including calcium, silica, sodium and sulfate. To ensure a peaceful experience, cell phone use is permitted only in the lobby and parking lot. There are some simple snacks and beverages available for purchase, however, you’re welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks.
The 25-meter swimming pool happens to be filled with saltwater, a better alternative to chlorine. There are certain functions the lap pool serves depending on time of day, including for swimming, exercise and training. It has a gentle decline with a max depth of 4.5 feet.
A full spa offers more than twenty personalized restorative massage and body treatments. Enjoy a hot stone massage, deep tissue, or even a mud wrap. All lotions and gels use 100% natural ingredients.
There are two overnight units available for rent within steps of the hot springs. The Starlight room is perfect for couples and singles. It includes private after-hours access to the Spa’s Ofuro tubs. The Guesthouse is a two-bedroom, one bathroom vacation rental with a full kitchen.
Family-friendly environment; Outstanding views of the Animas River Valley; Relaxing therapy pools and larger saltwater lap pool; On-site spa
From downtown Durango – Head north on Main Ave (US-550 N) for 8.5 miles. Turn left onto County Rd 252/Trimble Lane and proceed for 460 feet. Make a right onto County Rd 203. Trimble Spa and Natural Hot Springs will be on the left.
Address: 6475 County Rd 203, Durango, CO 81301
Season: Year round
Hours: Open daily, 9am-10pm; Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve at 5pm, Christmas Day
Chlorine: No, saltwater in swimming pool
Pets: Not welcome, only service animals