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Visiting the hot springs for a few hours?

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Visiting the hot springs for a few hours?

I am somewhat confused...can you visit the hot springs for an afternoon, or is an overnight stay required? We will have a few hours in the afternoon on our route from the Sand Dunes NP to Durango in September, and thought we might check out the hot springs in Pagosa on the way. Can anyone give advice on the best place/way to do this? Is it even worth the trip and the cost just to experience the springs for a couple hours, or is this basically just a "touristy" thing to do? TIA

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1. Re: Visiting the hot springs for a few hours?

Anyone can go to the hot springs. There is a fee. If you're staying at the hotel access to the hot springs is included. Their rates have become quite expensive:

https:/…bath-house-pricing

If you like soaking in hot springs, this is a really good one. Our favorite of the ones we've been to.

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2. Re: Visiting the hot springs for a few hours?

Thank you Wheatie. We've actually never been in one. Thought as long as we were right there we would try it.

We can just stop in...no reservation needed?

Edited: 24 June 2017, 02:05
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3. Re: Visiting the hot springs for a few hours?

No reservations needed. Not at any of the hot springs we've been to in CO - Pagosa, Mt. Princeton, Glenwood Hot Springs, Iron Mountain, Strawberry Springs or Old Town (downtown Steamboat). Maybe there are some that do have reservations, and you might need that if you want a spa treatment. You just show up, pay your money, get in your suit and jump in. Well, some of them allow you to skip the suit, but suits are required at Pagosa. We're heading down to points southwest in a week and plan to explore a few more. Unfortunately not getting to Pagosa Springs in this trip.

The Springs Pagosa is, IMHO, a really nice one. They have nice changing rooms. A bunch of different pools at different temps. A cafe with alcoholic drinks. A big, hot pool if you want to swim. A beautiful location overlooking the river, which can get into if you want. My wife says the water at this location makes her bones feel better than others, too.

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4. Re: Visiting the hot springs for a few hours?

This is all very helpful info, thank you! And my bones thank you in advance. ;)

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