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Address: 35554 US Highway 550, Latitude 37.4472225, Longitude -107.8053434, Durango, CO
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Interesting but ...

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

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.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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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.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This "thing" was right next to the road. There is room for parking and a little room to hike around. There was some trash, an abandoned bath tub, behind the formation. The water was warmish. The formation had a pipe running up the middle and letting water run out of the water to the top. I supposed the formation around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Interesting area. You cannot miss it when you are traveling northbound on Hwy 550. There is ample parking here to stop and take a photo.

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Escondido, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Quick stop on the side of the road towards Silverton. Interesting formation. Plenty of parking but no restrooms. I saw people climbing it but PLEASE stay off of it!

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Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It's a nice place to get out and stretch your legs. Little kids like to feel the warm water. I actually grew up here and watched them construct this version while in my high school years.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

On the way to Durango Mountain Resort, right by the side of the road is an anthill looking rock formation. It's a fun free stop for the kids.

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Fullerton, Ca, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you are driving on HWY 550 from Durango to Silverton (or reverse), this is a roadside attraction that is worth a quick stop. Informative historical sign and photo op of warm water flowing from several areas of a "beehive" like mound. The internal apparently is a "relocated pipe with some blocks" - while the resulting external appearance is due... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a great place to stop to stretch your legs. It's a surprising sight to see on the side of the highway. Young children will love this spot--but it might be hard to get them to leave. ;)

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