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Penny Hot Springs

Highway 133, Carbondale, CO 81623
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Yuk! Way too crowded.

Penny Hot Springs used to be a gem, now it's just an overstuffed pool filled with who knows what. I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Allyn H
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Carbondale, Colorado
If you time it right, it can be an amazing experience.

Late afternoon attracts the kids with drinks and music. Mid day mid week is a quieter crowd. A... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Glenn P
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
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“river water” (3 reviews)
“mile marker” (3 reviews)
“warm water” (2 reviews)
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Highway 133, Carbondale, CO 81623
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Penny Hot Springs used to be a gem, now it's just an overstuffed pool filled with who knows what. I recommend you stay away. I know I will.

Thank Allyn H
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Late afternoon attracts the kids with drinks and music. Mid day mid week is a quieter crowd. A beautiful natural phenomenon.

Thank Glenn P
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The hot spring is au natural! Read into the history a little bit and I found out the locals actually wanted to do away with the hot springs at one point in time. Every time I've been it's been all smiles and solitude. It's an...More

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Free to the public and not hard to find. I put "Penny hot springs" into Google maps and it took me right to it. Parking is right off of Hwy 133 and it's a very short walk down to the hot springs. I would recommend...More

Thank BlueSage88
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Okay, this was harder to find than I thought, but a few locals told me that it's right around mile marker 54, and then we found it. Great little springs on the side of a river. Just FYI, the climb down is steep but short....More

1  Thank momincolorado22
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This is the first time I have been back to visit these unique little springs in over 35 yrs. It seems like it depends a lot on the flow of the river, time of year, and how the pools have been formed by fellow soakers,...More

Thank WJD_CO
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Easy Drive. No cost. No hike required even though there is a good sized slope you must go down to get to the springs. The springs were REALLY hot. They had 4 or 5 shallow pools set up to soak in. We also went swimming...More

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My husband and I are hot springs junkies and have tried many around the state and beyond. We were curious about these since they're totally natural and available without any entrance fees etc. We went after dinner one night to enjoy the stars while we...More

2  Thank ms9331
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Nice hot springs with a slight sulfur smell. The bighorn sheep and elk are right across the Crystal River. Can get busy at times. Nudity at times

1  Thank catcamera
Reviewed 14 May 2017

As we were heading out from a two day trip to Conundrum Hotsprings near Aspen colorado, we decided to stop and check out Penny Hot Springs. It is right off the road on Hwy 133. The road overlooks the springs and there is some gravel...More

2  Thank naturistcouple1234
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Adam R
5 November 2017|
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Response from WJD_CO | Reviewed this property |
The temperature of the water is determined by the month, the flow of the river, and how you arrange the rocks. Except for during the heaviest runoff periods in late spring and early summer, you can usually form a pool to... More
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Hannah W
1 September 2017|
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Response from WJD_CO | Reviewed this property |
There are a few trails like Avalanche Creek Trail where you could hike in. As far as driving into a place, there are some places on the way to Marble that may be okay for that. You can also camp at Redstone Campground... More
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Carlie W
24 August 2017|
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It's not a real big area and there is not a lot of room to roam, and there can be a decent number of people. But yes, this is a public space that is not formally monitored with policies or enforcement. Free domain if... More
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