Post # 1
Fiance and I are considering taking our honeymoon at a hot springs resort in Colorado in June. I have never seen mountains, he has never been to CO, and I think hot springs sound so cool!
Does anyone have any experience with visiting hot springs? Is June a good time to go or would it be too hot to enjoy? I live in FL so I’m used to 100 degree weather in summer but I have no idea what CO is like!
Thanks for any help you have 🙂
Post # 3
@felixfelicis: Hello there! I have lived in Colorado for the past….16 years (geesh, it’s been a while).
Are you planning on just going to one location or up for a road trip adventure? There are lots of outdoorsy, active things to do in Colorado if that’s your interest.
As far as hot springs go, it could be ok to visit later in the evening when it cools off, but mid-to-late June is definitely among the hotter months (think mid 90’s) in certain parts of the state.
Are you thinking upscale or average hot springs?
Post # 4
If you’re in the mountains, the weather will be nice in June. I’d recommend looking into visiting the town of Ouray, which is a really adorable mountain town (the average high is 72 in June). Orvis Hot Springs, which is near there, is very nice. In my opinion, the Ouray/Telluride part of the state has the most beautiful scenery. Good luck!
Post # 5
Also, the temperature in CO drops a lot more at night than in FL (I grew up in FL, live in CO), so it will be chilly at night!
Post # 6
You’ll love Colorado! The mountains are often a nice 70’s-80’s during the day for fun outdoor activities and cool down drastically at night, making for perfect hot springs/comfy sleeping temps.
Post # 7
The year I went there there was snow on the mountains until the third week of June, and it snowed there the first week we were there.
Post # 8
which hot springs are you looking to go to? there are quite a few and some are… lol ok, kinda ghetto like plain cement pools 🙂 just do a lot of google-ing for pictures before you go! there are also a couple clothing-optional ones so…. yea.
as for the mountains in june 🙂 they’re beautiful! Denver can be 90degrees and dry and horrible, but go into the mountains and it’s beautiful 70/80degree heaven. The hot springs are wonderful year-round, but they’re extra busy in the summer just be warned. Most of them are open until 10/11pm and looking at the stars in the mountains at night is wonderful, you’ll love it!
Post # 9
@secretwife: +1 on the “ghetto” ones. Sometimes pictures are deceiving too. We have visited some and arrived to something totally different. Which ones have you visited and liked?
We have been to Mt. Princeton…which are ok. Not awesome, but decent. We went to Idaho Springs, but it was kind of strange since it was inside and more like a pool.
Our hope is to go to Strawberry Park Hot Springs near Steamboat at some point, but we are worried about the road that leads in during the winter months. They have a shuttle, but it is quite pricey.
Post # 10
@bmo88: You are right – the road to the hot springs near Steamboat is SO scary. I went for my anniversary in November, it was very snowy. The road to the springs has no guard rail, and you could literally hit a patch of ice or something and go over the edge. And it is DARK if you go at night. Once we got there it was so much fun and very relaxing but I had my hands over my eyes and was legitimately scared for the 15-20 minutes it took to get there.