Strawberry Park Hot Springs is one of the nicest hot springs around, with fully developed stone pools set along a mountain creek. It’s an awesome place to relax and recover while in Steamboat Springs.
The resort features a number pools of varying size and temperature. The springs are fed naturally and the pools closest to the source can get pretty hot. The coolest pool is around 102°F.
The stone pools are beautifully laid out and easy to navigate. The floors of the hot springs pools are covered in sand.
Summer offers more pools open than in the winter. During winter the center pools are surrounded by a cold pond and creek. Brave folks will take a heart-pumping soak in the frigid creek before retreating back to the hot springs. In the summer the pond is warm and good for swimming.
The pools are situated at the bottom of a short hill, so bring a flash light if going at night. It’s not well lit, mostly due to the clothing optional nature after sunset.
There are restrooms and picnic areas on site. A heated cabin and tepee provide adequate places to change before/after soaking.
In addition to the springs, Strawberry Park offers a range of massage and water shiatsu therapy. Lodging is also available. Accommodations range from rustic cabins and tent sites, to spending a night in a covered wagon or train caboose.
Scenic, relaxing hot springs; Multiple pools in a nature setting; After dark clothing is optional; No glass, no alcohol, no smoking
What to Bring
Flashlight if going at night; Towel; Plastic bag for wet swimsuit; Sandals are nice to have in winter
It takes about fifteen minutes to get to Strawberry Park from downtown. You can drive directly to it year round, but in the winter you’ll need 4WD or good snow tires. The final road in to the hot springs is unpaved and not often plowed.
Sweet Pea Tours, 970-879-5820, and Hot Springs Adventures, 970-879-1873, run shuttles from the Steamboat Transit Center during summer and winter.
Another option for relaxation is Old Town Hot Springs in downtown.
Address: 44200 County Rd 36, Steamboat Springs
Season: Year round
Hours: Daily, 365 days
- Sun-Thur – 10am-10:30pm,
- No entry after 9:30pm
- Fri-Sat – 10am-12am,
- No entry after 10:30pm
- No one under 18 allowed after dark
Clothing: Optional after dark
Pets: Not permitted