Colorado's Hot Springs


Colorado's mountain landscape is home to several of nature's own "hot tubs?idyllic geologic wonders people have treasured and enjoyed for centuries. This all new, up-to-date guide profiles more than 30 hot springs, providing descriptions, contact information, directions, maps, photographs, and historical notes.

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Colorado's mountain landscape is home to several of nature's own "hot tubs—idyllic geologic wonders people have treasured and enjoyed for centuries. This all new, up-to-date guide profiles more than 30 hot springs, providing descriptions, contact information, directions, maps, photographs, and historical notes.

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Editorial Reviews

An affectionate celebration. Frazier (Rocky Mtn. News) writes well & has, obviously, bathed well. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871089083
  • Publisher: Pruett Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/15/2000
  • Series: The Pruett Series
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 188
  • Sales rank: 1,436,626
  • Product dimensions: 0.41 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Deborah Frazier has worked as a staff reporter for the Rocky Mountain News, and is currently the communications manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

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Colorado's Hot Springs

By Deborah Frazier

Westwinds Press

Copyright © 2000 Deborah Frazier
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780871089083

“A warm inland tidal pool in an idyllic mountain valley. The necklace of pools breathes steam in the early morning as if answering the rising sun and the perfect day ahead. Small waterfalls and rock walls separate the ponds of varying temperatures. The sandy pool bottoms comfort sore feet. . . . When the sun tops the mountain ridge, the morning light turns the billowing vapor incandescent. The steamy flow pours, glittering over the pools. The waterfall of mists moves in slow motion in the absolute quiet of morning and vanishes when the sun warms the earth to match the steam’s hot whispers. It’s a show worth rising early to catch.”
(From pages 2-3, Colorado’s Hot Springs)


Excerpted from Colorado's Hot Springs by Deborah Frazier Copyright © 2000 by Deborah Frazier. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
History’s Stage and Crystal Ball xii
Those Who Came Later xiii
Soaks and Spas, Resorts and Radium xiv
The Geology of Hot Water xvi
Health and Hot Water xviii
It’s More than Hot Water xx
Northern Colorado (Interstate 70 and North)
Strawberry Hot Springs 1
Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Association 7
A Walking Tour of the Springs of Steamboat 11
Hot Sulphur Springs Resort and Spa 15
Eldorado Springs 21
Indian Springs Resort 26
Radium Hot Springs 30
Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves 35
Glenwood Springs Hot Springs, Lodge, and Pool 39
South Canyon 44
West-Central Colorado (Interstate 70 South to U.S. 50)
Penny Hot Springs 47
Conundrum Hot Springs 51
Cottonwood Hot Springs 56
Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort 61
Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center 64
Cement Creek Ranch 68
Waunita Hot Springs Ranch 72
Desert Reef Beach Club 76
The Well at Brush Creek 81
Southwest Colorado (U.S. 50 and South)
Orvis Hot Springs 84
Ouray Hot Springs Pool 89
The Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa and Lodge 94
Box Canyon Lodge and Hot Springs 98
Twin Peaks Motel 101
4UR Guest Ranch 104
Dunton Hot Springs108
Joyful Journey at Mineral Hot Springs Spa 113
Valley View Hot Springs 118
Sand Dunes Swimming Pool 124
Colorado Alligator Farm 128
Splashland 131
Rainbow Hot Springs 134
The Spa Motel 139
The Springs at the Spring Inn 144
Piedra River Hot Springs 148
Trimble Hot Springs 153
Additional Resources 157
Bibliography 159
Index 161

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