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Soaking Up Steamboat

02/19/2024 07:00AM ● By Ski Town Media
(Photo: Old Town Hot Springs, in the heart of downtown, offers multiple pools for soaking, splashing and relaxing. Courtesy of Old Town Hot Springs.) 

Featured in Steamboat Springs Visitors' Guide Ski Season 2023-2024.

Steamboat Springs, CO - If you’re ready for a post-skiing soak, consider a visit to the Old Town Hot Springs. The complex is built around the “Heart Spring,” and is now one of Steamboat Springs’ main downtown activities, including a fitness center, childcare center, climbing wall, community room, water slides, hot tubs and soaking pools fed by water from the springs. 

Old Town Hot Springs is open every day of the year, except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Hours are 6 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m.-9 p.m. weekends (the pools close at 8:45 each night). Lockers on the lower level are free to use, and while glass and alcohol is prohibited, coolers – including outside food and nonalcoholic drinks – are allowed. 

The lap pool and kiddie areas are currently undergoing reconstruction, but the water slides, hot tubs, main pool and hot springs remain open. For more information, visit 

If you are traveling north to the Strawberry Park Hot Springs, keep in mind that the road is not regularly plowed between November 1 and May 1, so vehicles must be four-wheel-drive or have snow tires/chains. RVs and trailers are not permitted. Fines are stiff for those who block the road. Consider taking a shuttle, which can be reserved at