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Pinkerton Hot Springs

Address: 35554 US Highway 550, Latitude 37.4472225, Longitude -107.8053434, Durango, CO
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Ranked #42 of 56 things to do in Durango
Type: Hot springs & geysers, Nature & Parks
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Type: Hot springs & geysers, Nature & Parks
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Lagos, Nigeria
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86 reviews 86 reviews
14 attraction reviews
574 helpful votes 574 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

A very strange fountain in the shape of stacked donuts sits on the side of the road to Durango Mountain Resort. The water is nice and warm to the touch. I couldn't see a place to bath in the waters. I suppose it is an interesting way to divert the hot water from the springs.

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Mesa, Arizona
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125 reviews 125 reviews
51 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

We came across this interesting attraction by accident. We saw other cars stopped in the small parking lot along the road. This is a natural hot spring that pours from a man made fountain/rock formation. The minerals in the water make for interesting colors. Worth a ten minute stop!

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Durango, Colorado
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124 reviews 124 reviews
79 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Just a short, fun and surprising stop on the way into or out of Durango...a little springs, which is not really very hot, which springs right up out of the side of the road...The rock formation must be hand constructed since it doesn't look natural

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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A neat road side attraction that is worth the stop to take photos and admire the beauty behind it. My girls enjoyed it!

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Durango Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010

This hot spring started out on the other side of the highway. It used to come out of the hillside and flow down the drainage ditch. In winter you could see the steam rising, in summer it just looked like a rusty orange stream. When people stopped to examine it they created a traffic hazard because there was nowhere to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2010

As I was driving southbound on US 550 from Silverton to Durango, my family and I saw this 10 feet tall pile of rock off to the side of the road. Nothing I had read had described such a thing near Durango. Since there was no northbound traffic, we did a quick deceleration and U-turn and parked in the convenient... More 

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