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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... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Christian W
Come and relax!

Had never been to a hot springs before this space was amazing. Price was within our budget and we... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2016
Lorna J
Jacksonville, Florida
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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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22 Aug 2016
“Beautiful Trail”
28 Feb 2016
“Come and relax!”
Pagosa Springs, CO
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JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
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Reviewed 22 August 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...More

3  Thank Christian W
Reviewed 28 February 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.

7  Thank Lorna J
Reviewed 1 February 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.

4  Thank Green-Ange
Reviewed 22 July 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...More

15  Thank Lukiloveskimo
Reviewed 10 July 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.

7  Thank Jerry_Blaine
Reviewed 18 November 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...More

11  Thank skygirl2
Reviewed 22 September 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...More

9  Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 17 June 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...More

21  Thank Btctmoore
Reviewed 4 January 2014

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

2  Thank mamacarla3
Reviewed 27 May 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...More

16  Thank luv2pole
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5 May 2017|
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Response from luv2pole | Reviewed this property |
Oops. I mis-typed earlier. ~ 5.5 miles each way. So ~ 11 miles round trip.
Michael K
15 February 2017|
Response from luv2pole | Reviewed this property |
Kinda late, you may have already gone. If you did I hope it was awesome. Anyway...the springs should be accessible as they are hot. The river may or may not be frozen at that time. I cannot speak to fishing opportunity at... More
5 February 2016|
Response from luv2pole | Reviewed this property |
"Can you get to the springs in winter/February?" Probably. You would need to be equipped for Winter hiking. "Is there a cost to enter the springs?" Of course not. The springs is a natural feature in a National Forest