A natural hot springs paradise set along a mountain creek in Steamboat Springs, Strawberry Park Hot Springs is a gorgeous facility that’s ideal for those looking to unwind. Built across a rather extensive property, there are multiple pools to choose from of varying sizes and temperatures.
Being that these springs are naturally fed, those closest to the source can get pretty hot, so caution is advised. Moreover, there are additional services like massages and a range of overnight accommodations.
Natural Hot Spring Pools
Boasting multiple pools surrounded by stones, the floors of the hot springs pools are covered in sand and filled with hot mineral-rich water. Beneficial to the body, the coolest pool is around 102°F. While summer offers guests more soaking experiences, during the winter, the nearby pond and creek’s temperatures drop drastically, making it great for a quick heart-pumping plunge.
Situated at the bottom of a short hill, it’s recommended that you bring a flashlight (affiliate link) if going at night. It’s not well lit, mostly due to the clothing-optional nature after sunset, so be cautious. There are restrooms and picnic areas on site as well as a heated cabin and tepee, which is ideal for changing.
In addition to the springs, Strawberry Park offers massages and watsu. Massages can last anywhere from 30-minutes to 2 hours, depending on what treatment you book.
Lodging and Camping
Those interested in spending the night at Strawberry Park Hot Springs will have a few options to choose from depending on their needs. Ranging from rustic cabins and tents to unique choices like a train caboose and covered wagon, each option has different features. Guests in certain lodging types will have access to the bathhouses that have showers and flush toilets.
Lodging and camping options at Strawberry Park Hot Springs include:
- Covered Wagon | Summer Only | Comes with a double mattress and gas grill
- Tent Site/Camping | Summer Only | Comes with propane grill and picnic tables
- Small Rustic Cabin | Has a double futon, gas light, heat, and gas grill
- Large Rustic Cabin | Two-story accommodation with a full-sized bed and futon, gas light, gas grill, and gas fireplace
- Train Caboose | A unique option that has a gas fireplace, solar lights, bathroom with shower, and a kitchenette with cookware
It should be mentioned that only some accommodations have electricity and provide linens and blankets, so make sure you check online in advance before booking. Guests are recommended to bring food items, bedding, flashlights or headlights, swimsuits, towels, and seasonal attire to make their stay more comfortable.
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 into 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 downtown.
Address: 44200 County Rd 36, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Hours: Daily | 10 am – 10 pm
Clothing: Optional after dark
Restrictions: Not pets, no credit cards, no alcohol