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“Beautiful”

Strawberry Park Hot Springs
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Owner description: Get out of the cold and into these natural mineral springs with a year-round average temperature of 104 degrees.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

This place sure has changed since I was last here in the early 1990s. It used to be a walk along a dirt path surrounded by the untouched natural grasses and woods down to a few small hot springs ponds. Now, it has a resort feel, with beautiful landscaping and stone walkways and walls surrounding much larger pools. It is quite lovely, the changes that have been made to this area. But a huge part of me misses the old, natural hot spring ponds. The pools start out hot and are supposed to become less so as you graduate down each pool toward the river. However, to us all of the pools were just plain HOT and the last one before the river was FREEZING. So there isn't a good pool with a mildly warm feel, as if you're in a regular swimming pool. In the heat of summer, the hotter water isn't as ideal. That aspect cut our trip short as we were just too darn hot. The other aspect of the place that had us leaving early were the overly aggressive chipmunks that are so accustomed to people that they run up to you as you eat your picnic lunch in the available picnic tables. We had to chase at least six of them away constantly... but they kept coming back and finding ways to get closer to us. With young children that was rather alarming. The critters also kept rummaging in our swim bags while we were in the pools! We had no food in our bags, these little creatures were just overly aggressive. Aside from that, the park is gorgeous, in a beautiful setting of aspen forests. Quite serene and worth the drive!

Visited June 2013
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missouri
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“Worth the trip”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This was just amazing. The pools were very rustic with stone edging. The road is a bit dicey but worth the trip. We stayed until we could see the stars at night. But would like to go back in the daytime and just hang out

Visited May 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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43 reviews
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“Personal Garbage Meltdown”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Want to know where to get rid of your tensions, stress, frustrations? This is the place. Wow, amazing to be there when it snows also! Like a piece of heaven just for the right person to find. Everyone is so nice, peaceful, understanding. We all want the same thing. Serenity. This is it. Next time I would love to camp or stay in a cabin. Yet for a day visit, it meant the world to be here and just plain relax in the incredible warm waters of Strawberry Park. The drive was easy in a SUV.

Visited April 2013
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Colorado
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“A dream!”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We make it a priority to soak at Strawberry a few times a year. We bring our kids during the day and they can't get enough. The surroundings are stunning to say the least. At night it's swimsuit optional -- it's very dark, so don't be deterred if the idea of seeing naked bodies bothers you. Romantic and relaxing at night. Staying in a cabin or caboose on the property is a whole other thing -- bring your own air mattress! There is nothing comfortable about the accommodations. But having full access to the springs makes it all worth it. In fact, it'd be better to reserve a camping spot versus the cabins.

Visited September 2012
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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3 reviews
“Ahhhhh...”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

It had been some time since my last visit. I was pleasantly surprised. Will check out the cabin rentals the next time. May was a good time to be there. Not a lot of people there.

Visited May 2013
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