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Family-Centric Experiences at Durango Hot Springs Resort + Spa 

Planning your next vacation to Southwest Colorado? Durango Hot Springs stands ready as the perfect retreat for you and your family to recharge. Divided into two distinct sections, catering to families and adults separately, the resort boasts an impressive array of amenities. With 32 natural mineral water pools, 2 invigorating cold plunges, and a spacious resort-style swimming pool, Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa is the perfect family-friendly hot springs.  

In the age of multi-generational travel, where grandparents, parents, and grandchildren often come together to create cherished memories, finding destinations that cater to varying interests and abilities is vital.  

Kid-friendly Hot Springs 

After a day filled with thrilling adventures such as rafting down the Animas River, hiking the Chapman Hill Loop, or exploring the wonders of Downtown Durango, there’s no better way to unwind and soothe tired muscles than by soaking in the rejuvenating Durango Hot Springs. The natural mineral waters offer a plethora of health benefits, from relieving muscle tension and easing joint pain to promoting relaxation and improving circulation.  

At Durango Hot Springs, the water is not just water—it’s a rich blend of 32 unique minerals, each offering its own therapeutic properties. These minerals, ranging from calcium and magnesium to lithium and iron, create a truly distinctive hot springs experience. As you relax in the warm embrace of the hot springs, these minerals work wonders, nourishing your skin, soothing your muscles, and rejuvenating your body from within. All ages can benefit from a hot springs experience!  

The family-friendly area on property features 13 hot springs pools designed for the enjoyment of all ages. With a variety of temperatures available, everyone’s comfort is guaranteed throughout your visit. 

Resort Style Swimming Pool 

When planning a family vacation, one thing is certain: kids always make sure there’s a pool on the itinerary. While adults appreciate the therapeutic benefits of the mineral-rich waters at Durango Hot Springs, kids are drawn to the resort-style pool, where they can swim and play to their heart’s content. Parents and grandparents understand the allure too – the pool provides a convenient way to cool off on hot days and serves as a gathering spot the whole family.  

Cold Plunging and Contrast Therapy 

Contrast therapy, also known as contrast hydrotherapy or hot-cold immersion therapy, involves alternating between hot and cold treatments to promote various health benefits. Typically, this therapy alternates between immersing the body in hot water (usually around 100-109°F) for a specified period, followed by immersion in cold water (around 45-60°F) for a similar duration. This alternating cycle is repeated several times, with each session lasting anywhere from a few minutes to 15 minutes. 

Guests rave about the property’s cold plunges, which have become a favorite among visitors! Not only do cold plunging and contrast therapy provide numerous health benefits, but they’ve also evolved into an enjoyable challenge for families. Test your endurance and camaraderie by timing your cold plunges to see who can withstand the chill the longest! 

A day packed with adventures in Durango with the whole family can leave you feeling drained of energy. Contrast therapy offers a solution by helping to alleviate post-activity fatigue and soothe sore muscles. 

For those who prefer to skip the cold plunges, rest assured that warm hot springs pools are conveniently located nearby. Not far away, the zero-entry design of the resort-style swimming pool guarantees that everyone, regardless of age, can easily enjoy a refreshing dip. 

Something for Everyone: Food and Drink Options  

When scouting family-friendly activities in Durango, ensuring easy access to food and beverage options is crucial. Fortunately, Durango Hot Springs offers an array of choices! Featuring two food trucks, Mountain High Catering and Elevated Eats, even the most selective of diners will find something to delight their taste buds. Mountain High Catering offers several dishes with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and plenty of options for the whole family. Elevated Eats specializes in offerings such as tacos, loaded fries, and an array of other mouthwatering delights. Nearby, at Bear’s Watershed, our on-property bar and concession stand, you’ll find a selection of beverages to complement your hot springs visit. Additionally, Bear’s Watershed provides light snacks, perfect for those seeking a convenient grab-and-go option.  

Why Durango Hot Springs Should Be on Your Vacation List 

Durango Hot Springs isn’t just somewhere to visit—it’s a haven for families in search of relaxation and fun during their Colorado summer vacation. After a day of exploring Durango’s attractions, there’s no better way to unwind than by soaking in these healing waters. From grandparents to grandkids, everyone will find something to enjoy here. As the pools work their magic, soothing tired muscles and rejuvenating spirits, families can bond over shared experiences and create lasting memories. Whether you’ve been rafting or hiking, a visit to Durango Hot Springs is the perfect way to end your day. Don’t miss out on this essential part of your Durango family vacation! 

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