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Address: 35554 US Highway 550, Latitude 37.4472225, Longitude -107.8053434, Durango, CO
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Roadside hot spring

If you are in the area, it is a neat little stop, but nothing worth driving out of the way for. It is a little manmade hot spring on the side of the road on the way to/from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Chandler, Arizona

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Chandler, Arizona
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are in the area, it is a neat little stop, but nothing worth driving out of the way for. It is a little manmade hot spring on the side of the road on the way to/from Purgatory ski resort. It was neat to stop for a moment and look at though.

Thank CassidyAZ
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cool spring to visit, off to the side of the road. The water comes up through a pipe, and over a man made pillar that has been built up with mineral deposits over the years. Great view of the mountains also. When driving from Durango to Silverton you will see it right on the side of the... More 

Thank Colin B
Mexico City, Mexico
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not worth making the trip but definitely worth a stop. It is nice to have something like this that kids can climb on and take a few pictures. It is mineral rich, hot water, coming out of the ground. Isn't that enough?

Thank dsingram
Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My kids enjoyed getting to get up close and personal to the hot springs...a cute stop along 550 (on the way to DMR).

Thank LaShelleCargil
Durango, Colorado
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is a small man made roadside hot spring. I was here as a kid when the highway was improved and changed. The CDOT put in a pipe and put boulders around it. The mineral water has deposited interesting colors of minerals over the rocks to the point of obscuring them. Great place to stretch and take a short walk.

Thank 2526Vet
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

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 20 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 21 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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8 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

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