Bridge over the Colorado River by Radium. Photo: Steve Wilson
Radium is hidden away southwest of Kremmling on a remote part of the Colorado River. The rural unincorporated village is located in Grand County.
The community is just a heaping of houses, with no restaurants or shops. Visitors to town come for the recreation and solitude, although the hot springs are quite popular. The main industry is livestock ranching.
The Union Pacific Railroad (formerly Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad) track past the townsite. The town was named for the element Radium, which had been mined nearby.
Things to do in Radium
The main activity in town is the local hot springs, which most would prefer kept a secret. Fishing, hiking and camping are all found a short distance from town. Probably the state’s most epic whitewater rafting is found northwest toward Kremmling in Gore Canyon.
Radium Hot Springs – This primitive hike-to hot springs, requires a short twenty minute trek to reach. It’s scenically located on the banks of the Colorado River, making it one of the region’s more popular remote hot springs.
See Kremmling (northeast)