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Ouray Hot Springs Pool

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Address: 1220 Main Street, Ouray, CO 81427
Phone Number: 19703257073
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

It's always a good day for a soak in the clear warm waters of the Ouray...

It's always a good day for a soak in the clear warm waters of the Ouray Hot Springs Pool! The hot springs of Ouray have been enjoyed since at least the 14th century when native Ute Indians used the naturally hot clear water for healing. Settlers came to the area in the late 1800's in search of gold and precious minerals, and many found comfort in the natural hot springs. The current swimming pool was constructed in the 1920's and has been a favorite destination ever since. Seven different springs supply the pool with water. At the source some of this water is 150 degrees! The pool consists of several sections maintained at different temperatures for different tastes. The hot section is approximately 104 degrees, and a soaking section, perfect for families and prolonged soaking, is typically 95 degrees, or so. The lap lanes and deep section are usually about 80 degrees in the summer and fall, and cooler than that in the winter months when there is snow on the ground. The Ouray Hot Springs Swimming Pool is an outdoor pool open all year. Many people enjoy the pool the most in the winter, after a day spent ice climbing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, skating on the local ice rink (skates are available to rent at the Hot Springs Pool), or simply as a place to relax and enjoy the splendid scenery of the San Juan Mountains.

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Wonderful, relaxing Hot Springs Pool!

Great place to relax and enjoy the mountain views. This place is prepared for tourists and locals alike. Hot pools are clean, several temps good for all. There's lockers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
denver, co
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denver, co
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to relax and enjoy the mountain views. This place is prepared for tourists and locals alike. Hot pools are clean, several temps good for all. There's lockers, towels, swimsuits, showers, and more.... you won't be disappointed!!

Thank sillytia2
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome hot springs. Only issue I had was staff constantly asking us how old my daughter was. Kids <7 have to be within arms reach of a parent. I get it, safety first. When you have an 8 yr old that is an awesome swimmer in a 3 ft pool, with only 15 other swimmers in the giant pool constantly... More 

Thank Josh A
Denver, Colorado, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While maybe a little pricier than we would have preferred, the pool certainly provided hours of entertainment for our 3 kids ages 10, 9 and 6. There are 3 different pools at 3 different temps so there really is something for everyone. We'd go back here again if we're back in Ouray. Towels (and swimsuits) are available to rent.

Thank Malena J
Quito, Ecuador
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The little town of Ouray is a little piece of jewelry in the middle of the huge mountains. We explored the box canyon and surroundings, The trees were already changing to the fall colors, The only thing that concerned me was the terrible accident that happened in the Animas river where a lot of polluted water was discharged a few... More 

Thank michaelayala
Denver, Colorado
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116 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the various pools with varying temperatures were very nice in the cool fall evening weather. not sure i have ever seen life guards in parkas before. we could see where this would be a very fun place for families given the various pools. it was relaxing and we were glad we tried it out however we like our hot springs... More 

Thank samaka05
Cortez, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ouray is a favorite getaway just a few hours away from home. We love to ride our motorcyle through Telluride, over Dallas Divide, through Ridgeway in to Ouray. Going to the Hot Springs adds to the refreshment! Our family drove to the Hot Springs in the 1950's so it holds special memories for me. The facility is so well maintained,... More 

Thank PianoManandMe
Venice, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited this Hot Springs Pool after a week of travel on the road. The staff was very helpful in explaining how the pools work. There are lockers and showers available. I forget the fee for a locker but it is minimal. There are several pools with varying temps, and we started out in the warm and worked our way... More 

Thank shari g
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great hot springs for individuals to large groups. High altitude, surrounded by fabulous scenery and, if you're lucky, you can get snow on your head while sitting in the hot pool any time of the year, including July 4. A great place.

Thank Robert M
Elkhart, Indiana
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We visited the Ouray Hot Springs at the end of a day of Jeeping and hiking and shopping in town. Cleanest hot springs water around... different levels of heat are offered in different sections of the pool. Wonderful EVERY season.

Thank Comebackshane F
Bloomington, Illinois
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Ouray Hot Springs Pool is just what the doctor ordered at the end of a long day of driving. There are three pools. Cool, hot and very hot. The pools are right next to each other and none have the usual odor of a hot springs pool...you know, the "Yellowstone-rotten-eggs" smell? It was so pleasant, it would be easy... More 

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