While Steamboat was named for a spring, Steamboat Spring is hardly the most popular spring around here anymore—now people flock to the fabulous Strawberry Park Hot Springs! If you’re looking for an exhilarating dip in cool mountain water or a relaxing soak in a natural hot pond, then visit Strawberry Park!
One of two popular hot spring spots in the area, Strawberry Park has a lot to offer. They have several pools, each of different temperatures. One might feel like an ice bath, while another could feel hotter than a sauna—take your pick! The park also offers massages. The scenery is also very therapeutic, as many people love whiling away the hours in the hot springs looking at the wildflowers or watching the snow fall between the trees. Learn more about these hot springs in Colorado below!
Before You Go:
All hot springs operate a little differently—here are a few things you should keep in mind before you drive up to these hot springs in Colorado:
Leave the pets at home! Pets are not allowed in the park, and management will not accept dogs being left in cars, regardless of weather.
You need a bathing suit! Clothing is required at Strawberry Park until after dark. Note, though, that children are also not allowed in the park after dark. Water shoes are also a good idea—these are natural hot springs, and the stone can be rough on the feet in some pools.
Bring cash! The park does not take debit or credit.
Watch your children! The hot spring pools sometimes have sudden changes in depth—know your child’s swimming ability and watch them accordingly.
Be ready for winter roads! The hot springs are so much more exhilarating in winter, but they’re a bit off the beaten path—you’ll need snow tires or 4×4 November through May. You will be fined a hefty sum if your vehicle gets stuck and blocks the road. Check out Sweet Pea Tours who will pick you up at your condo and drop you off at Strawberry Park. Remember the Resort Lodging Company shuttles do not go to Strawberry Park Hot Springs.
Check all that off your list and you’re ready to go relax!
Location and Admission
Strawberry Park’s a short drive out of town—take Strawberry Park Road or Amethyst Drive north to get onto Colorado Road 36, then follow it north for about 5 miles. The hot springs are at the end of the road.
Admission is $15 for adults, and $8 for people aged 3 – 17 (remember that the springs are 18+ after dark). Kids 2 and younger get in for free! Note that holiday prices are higher, and include the week of the Fourth of July, Labor Day weekend, and Thanksgiving weekend.
Real Relaxation with the Resort Lodging Company
There are plenty more ways to relax in Steamboat, as well—stay here in a Resort Lodging Company property, and you’ll feel pampered and relaxed just sitting around the house! Book a rental with us today and discover ultimate relaxation!
Typical Hours (Please check with Strawberry Park Hot Springs for the most up to date information):
Sunday-Thursday: 10am – 10:30pm (no entry after 9:30)
Friday-Saturday: 10am – midnight (no entry after 10:30)
*anyone under 18 will not be allowed entry after dark
If you are visiting and do not have an appropriate vehicle or don’t want to drive yourself, check out taking a shuttle. The Resort Lodging Company shuttles do not go to Strawberry Park Hot Springs. We recommend checking with Sweet Pea Tours. They will pick you up at your condo, take you to the hot springs and bring you home when you are ready, all you have to do is enjoy the ride!