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Address: Pagosa Springs, CO
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Hikers can look forward to a good soak at these popular hot springs, which...

Hikers can look forward to a good soak at these popular hot springs, which are set in rock beside the West Fork of the San Juan River.

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Beautiful Trail

Let me start off by saying I sit at a desk all day, I don't work out very often and I'm about 30lbs overweight. This hike was amazing! The trail is well maintained and the hike... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 22, 2016
Christian W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Let me start off by saying I sit at a desk all day, I don't work out very often and I'm about 30lbs overweight. This hike was amazing! The trail is well maintained and the hike really wasn't to bad. The first mile I thought was the worst but other than that it was pretty easy going. I would recommend... More 

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2 Thank Christian W
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

Had never been to a hot springs before this space was amazing. Price was within our budget and we spend most of the day soaking in various springs of varying temperatures. Great place to soak way all your aches and pains and problems.

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4 Thank Lorna J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

The hot springs are a Must-Visit if you're in Pagosa Springs or nearby. They have natural springs ranging in temperature with a swift stream running nearby. It's gorgeous and relaxing. Definitely visit here if you're looking to relax for a while.

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4 Thank Green-Ange
Midland, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

I had gone to the Hot Springs a few years ago. At the time, they weren't as hard to find because the vegetation wasn't so high. This year, I wanted to go again. My husband, I and our 10 year old grandson took off to have a great soak. Unfortunately, we never found them. The vegetation, although beautiful, had obscured... More 

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13 Thank Lukiloveskimo
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great little hike, only five miles, good camp spots, this is a backpacking, no car camping. There is a couple of natural hot springs, and they are free to use, but clothing is optional.

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6 Thank Jerry_Blaine
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2014

It is a 4.5 to 5 mile moderate hike to the springs. I have been going for many years and the pool was set down a hill alongside the river. Beautiful. A few years back we hiked up to the springs and was disappointed to find it was completely destroyed by an avalanche. We have not been back since but... More 

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10 Thank skygirl2
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2014

The springs are so soothing after a day of hiking to Silver Falls and driving up to Big Meadow and beyond. The towels were warm and the lockers rooms were clean. The springs were relaxing in the extreme. I was worn out when we left and slept like a baby that night.

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5 Thank Marilyn N
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

The rainbow trail is a nice long hike through aspen and conifer forests that includes several nice water crossings with a great trestle bridge over one of the crossings. However, the springs are not what you are probably thinking they are. It is a small area pooled up by rocks that folks have put in place over the years. It... More 

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17 Thank Btctmoore
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

First time in Hot Springs and we really enjoyed it. Loved the natural set up. Sulfur smell took a little getting used to.

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2 Thank mamacarla3
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

Rainbow Hot Springs is not a commercial facility. They are located in the San Juan river along in the Weminuche Wilderness Area. These springs are located about 5 miles from West Fork trailhead. The hike is gorgeous but can be a bit demanding for a flatlander. It is mostly above 8000 ft so acclimation can be an issue. Be prepared... More 

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