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

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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Ahhhhhmazing!!!

Sadly, we arrived 2 days after the slides were closed. However, staff was friendly. The facilities were impeccable. The pool and views are amazing. It's a bit pricey for a family... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
txgal08
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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sadly, we arrived 2 days after the slides were closed. However, staff was friendly. The facilities were impeccable. The pool and views are amazing. It's a bit pricey for a family but fun to try at least once. I love that we could swim in the rain (but mind the lightning rule). There is a great playground and beautiful pond... More 

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Montrose, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Get a pass. You will want to return often. There's nothing like relaxing in warm mineral water while snowflakes dot your cheeks. I love the pool just before nightfall on a cool night when the sun is settling over the western wall of rock and pines.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in to enjoy the hot springs. We are staying in Bayfield and several people told us to make sure we visited Ouray hot springs. So we took their suggestion. There were several different water temps ranging from 76 degrees up to 105 degrees. We enjoyed the 97-105 temp. Water was soft and relaxing. Not sure why others report a... More 

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Eufaula, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Buy the three punch value pass! You can come and go...and I have gotten a massage there twice- good value and quality. It has never been crowded when we went.

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Englewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful place. Surrounded by the mountains. It's off the famous Million Dollar Highway in the San Juans. It truly is worth the trip. Lots of places to stay and camp. Absolutely loved it.

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Lakewood, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smaller than Glenwood. Affordable and less smelly. Plus Ouray is so pretty I can't wait to go back and stay longer. The pool is about to go under renovation, so I'd check before you plan to visit. There are a few mechanical issues they plan to address. There are slides and an obstacle course, we didn't do that but those... More 

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Prosper, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool concept and for that it was over crowded. I felt like I was sitting in a big bathtub with 200 other people. I guess because it's natural the bottom of the pool was slick or shimmy. My boys like it but they didn't Holler to go back. Good thing was one person in our party did not swimming bit... More 

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Midlothian, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the soothing hot water of the pools. The dressing room and shower facilities were very nice and clean.

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Abilene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never thought we'd stay 4 hours! It was relaxing and fun to watch kids on the activities provided in the pool. We rotated in the different pools with temperatures varying from 80' to 106'. A definite stop for all ages.

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Colorado Spring
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like to squat in water, this is the place for you. Water depth is 2-3 feet. The obstacle course was enjoyed by both kids and adults. The volleyball area is also great. The hotter pool is only 3 feet. I gave it 3 stars because it's got some good points but we won't be returning.

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