Soak in the Hot Springs Off the Million Dollar Highway

Soak in the Hot Springs Off the Million Dollar Highway

Secret Hot Springs on Red Mtn Pass

Distance

0.1 Miles

Elevation Gain

100 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Swimming, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Piper Wolters

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Hot Springs
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

A natural hot springs overlooking the gorgeous San Juan Mountains? Very few people know about it, so you will have it all to yourself? Count me in!! 

You will start by driving Red Mountain Pass, an experience all on its own. It is closer to get to from Silverton, but not by any means too far of a drive from Ouray. Once you reach the only huge, obvious turn in the highway, you will park at the lot right beside it (if there is any doubt that you aren't there yet, preview it on the map). From there, you will take a faint game trail up towards the right of the cliff band. It will be a short hike/scramble up yellowish reddish rocks. You will definitely know you've arrived once you reach the pool. You might even hear it beforehand. 

It is warm/hot year round, and a lovely stop after skiing, hiking, or even driving. Enjoy, relax, and be sure to do your part by removing your trash (and others)!

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $129/night

Far View Lodge

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

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Hard to Find but cool spot

It is a little hard to find and smaller and not as warm as you’d expect, not a hot spring but more a warm pool but is still a cool spot to relax a minute along the million dollar highway

Questions!

Hi Piper, I am looking to go here next month, but it will be snowy. Are there any more specific directions you can give to help find the springs since there probably won't be a trail with snow? I have tried google maps satellite to find it but can't quite. Thank you!

Awesome But Hard To Find

The Hot Springs It Self Wasn’t As Big Or As Warm As You May Think. The Directions Could Use Some Work But Over All Really Cool.

Distance

0.1 Miles

Elevation Gain

100 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Swimming, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Piper Wolters

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