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Address: 35554 US Highway 550, Latitude 37.4472225, Longitude -107.8053434, Durango, CO
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Fun and interesting stop.

Be sure to pull off the road far enough as this is just a roadside stop. There is an information plaque that has historical information and is interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2015
Corrales, New Mexico
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English first
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I lived in Tamarron (up the road from the rock shown in your photo) I was constantly amazed at the changing colors of the water. The springs meander. It is a glorious sight to behold. Any visitor to Durango would be remiss if they didn't wander up 550 from town to Purgatory.

Thank Ellen S
Urbandale, Iowa
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

It was in interesting signpost, and the spring pictured above was really neat. However, it would be even better if some of the original building sites or facilities were marked or denoted. The signpost leaves you wanting more info, but doesn't give it to you.

Thank Bigmyk2k
Saint Louis, Missouri
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52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We have seen this before, but had my Dad with us this time so we stopped. Pretty cool spring along the road. Worth seeing!

Thank Tammy R
Corrales, New Mexico
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Be sure to pull off the road far enough as this is just a roadside stop. There is an information plaque that has historical information and is interesting.

Thank P B
Highland, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We did stop to see it. Luckily there was a plaque there to read as well. But the water coming from it was cool and definitely not as expected. For a moment, I thought it was fake...

Thank ILflatlanderjane
Hat Choeng Mon
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61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Interesting to see mother nature at work . It's not Yellowstone but still fun to check out on your way over to Ouray . Read the plaque that tell of the history to the area .

Thank BlueMoonhat
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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97 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I don't even know if there is a spa/resort, but we saw this huge mineral deposit and had to stop and check it out. It is quite a sight, and worth stopping for a few minutes to read about the history of the spring.

Thank Diane K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I guess if youre driving by and the kids need to stretch their legs you might stop. I like to think of it as the steaming pile. When you are riding your bike toward Silverton it signals where things start to get tough.

Thank johny m
Phoenix, Arizona
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332 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The actual hot springs are on the other side of the highway but, due to continual road damage, the water was diverted to this artificial creation. Frankly, not terribly worth the time.

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Spring/Houston, TX
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114 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Didn't expect to see this on the side of the road. The water was flowing nicely when we saw it the first time (earlier in day) and the water was very warm. Later in the afternoon, the water was a lot slower.

Thank knr

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