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Ouray Hot Springs Pool

1220 Main Street, Ouray, CO 81427
+1 970-325-7073
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Picturesque and relaxing

Great to soak in the different pools. Relaxing and memorable spot among the canyons. There are hot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Renee R
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Berkeley, California
Great place to relax

In my opinion this is a much better choice than the small, claustrophobic Wiesbaden. They have a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tresa16
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1220 Main Street, Ouray, CO 81427
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to soak in the different pools. Relaxing and memorable spot among the canyons. There are hot pools and also a lap pool if you want to do a swim workout. On the day we went, it was 1/2 price since one of the pools...More

Thank Renee R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my opinion this is a much better choice than the small, claustrophobic Wiesbaden. They have a few different pools with varying temperatures to choose from. It offers great views of the mountains, and have clean showers and changing rooms and lifeguards on duty.

Thank Tresa16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful hot springs with 3 temperature options. It is nothing fancy, no parade of celebrities. The view is fantastic. If you buy a pass (several options), it is a reasonable price. Great for families or romance.

Thank granicera
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a world class facility, but is overpriced for what you receive. It didn't seem very user-friendly for tourists or locals alike due to the high cost, inflexible hours, and lack of morning swimming pool availability. Locals told us that the pool was donated...More

Thank Mike P
PoolManagement, Manager at Ouray Hot Springs Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The Hot Springs Pool is just wrapping up phase 1 of a 2 phase project. The project has been long overdue. Patrons have been crowing into the pools more and more each year. The new pool can now accommodate our growing number of visitors. Summer...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the biggest hot springs in Ouray. The locker rooms are bare with small lockers that take 2 quarters. Pools are large and do not feel crowded. We had a good time there even though it was raining and windy. The koi pond seems...More

Thank AdventureTripping
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ouray's Hot Springs Pool was great. I believe it's open year around. There's a swim lap pool, a large kiddie pool, and 3 adult wading/soaking pools. The facility is very large, with plenty of seating and lounge chairs. From what I say, all the pools...More

Thank BigJoBR
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Loved all the various pools at the varying temperatures. They have done a nice job with the landscaping, etc. We received a discount the day we were there because she told us the temps were down 2-3 degrees... which we did not notice. The hotter...More

Thank hcvoyageuse
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The first day we went, the upper pools were closed because ( we were told by the lady checking us in) not enough lifeguards had showed up for work. It was still a great soak, plus nice lap lanes in the separate cooler pool, and...More

Thank Sandy B
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We stopped at this pool since it was close to our hotel and reasonably priced. We understood that it was recently remodeled. The facility was very nice and the staff was very friendly. However, the hot springs were not so hot. We stayed comfortably huddled...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We loved relaxing in the different pools! Everything was very nice and clean and I thought the value was really good also.

Thank Erica S
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Patricia S
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Response from Megan T | Reviewed this property |
I would call to be sure but that was the original goal.
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Sue L
11 January 2017|
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Response from Jdg_9 | Reviewed this property |
When we were there last year they allowed us to bring in lunch and drinks. They do not allow glass containers for obvious reasons. Adults are $12 a day or you can buy punch passes and save some money to go on multiple days... More
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