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What to know and where to go — Hot Springs in Buena Vista, Colorado

Blissful hot springs will provide you with a rejuvenating and relaxing experience that will forever remain etched in the back of your mind. Buena Vista is a vibrant, adventurous but also quiet community that rests majestically at the base of Collegiate Peaks, Sawatch range of the rocky mountains in Colorado’s central area. In Buena Vista, you’ll find different brilliant hot springs soaks from natural and rustic to family-friendly and luxurious.

What Are Hot Springs

Hot springs water comes from below the Earth’s crust (also called geothermal water)where it is heated and then rises to the surface. Underground magma is responsible for heating the water and their temperatures are usually far above normal. The hot springs that are not in the volcanic areas are heated in the earth’s core by materials that result from radioactive decay. Hot spring water has a high content of minerals because their high temperatures make it easy for them to dissolve elements.

What You Can Do In Buena Vista Hot Springs

There are many things you can do in Buena Vista hot springs, you can go for a soak, massage, or electrotherapy, and the experience is wonderful. Other things you can do in Buena Vista hot springs include:

Take A Thermal Bath

You can choose to have a unique bathing experience based on your personal comfort zones. You can have a fantastic bath experience at Mt Princeton hot springs or Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn.

Fill Up Your Jug

Besides soaking in healing water, you can also fill up your own jug of hot springs water which is also delicious water to drink. You can always ask attendants at the Buena Vista hot springs to help you locate or get drinking hot springs water.

See the Fireworks

You can experience incredible fireworks especially if it’s during holidays such as memorial days or the weekends of the 4th of July.

Get A Spa Treatment

Buena Vista hot springs provide relaxing and enjoyable spa treatment which also includes your soak. This will give you a fabulous time to reflect and relax as you receive quality spa treatment from some of the best professionals.

Bike Hot Springs

If you wish to have some refreshing workouts, biking in these hot springs in Buena Vista will provide you with a mind blowing experience. You will also enjoy bike rides with other fun-loving guests as you explore the surrounding areas of these Buena Vista hot springs.

Kayaking and Stand-up Paddleboarding

Buena Vista is a haven for those people who enjoy outdoor water activities like kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. You can flock to the Buena Vista Whitewater Park along the river stretch that is half a mile. You can always access it from the main street on the eastern side.

Horseback Riding

You will also get to enjoy horseback riding while holidaying in Buena Vista hot springs. The experience will be exciting especially because you’ll also be guided by highly trained and experienced professionals if you’re new to riding horses.

San Isabel National Forest

You can choose to visit San Isabel National Forest which is also part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. You’ll get to see incredible views of the natural forest that is an attraction to many visitors in the central Colorado area.

You can also visit nearby attractions such as Buena Vista Heritage Museum Attractions, Chalk Cliffs Attractions, Twin Lakes attractions, Canyon Marine Whitewater Attractions, Temple Israel Attractions, and many other places.

Below is a list of Buena Vista hot springs where you can get a steamy soak with your partner, family, or/and friends.

Joyful Journey Hot Springs

Joyful Journey Hot Springs is the place to visit for affordable soaking options.

If you wish to get soaking options at charges that are affordable, Joyful Journey Hot Springs is the place to visit. It’s only about a 50 minute drive from Buena Vista and you will also get to enjoy an aid to your recovery at a spa on-site.

Salida Hot Springs

Salida Hot Springs

At Salida Hot Springs, you’ll get a chance to have a wonderful time in the largest indoor hot springs in the northern side of America. You can also rent a private hot tub by the hour to soak your body before driving back to Buena Vista.

Valley View Hot Springs

Valley View Hot Springs

These hot springs are well known as clothing optional hot springs. It is located on the Orient Land Trust in the alpine forest and overlooks the valley. As a day visitor, you’ll get to enjoy an incredible mountain experience before driving back for one hour to downtown Buena Vista. It is open to the public year round.

Tips When Visiting Buena Vista Hot Springs

1. Clothing Is Mandatory Always carry with you a towel, robe, sandals, a hat and sunscreen when planning to go for a holiday to hot springs in Buena Vista, Colorado.

2. Bring The Family Children of all ages are allowed in all the hot springs. There are many amenities and activities the kids can enjoy in most of the mentioned hot springs.

3. There Are Adult Sessions If You’re Travelling Without Kids After dark, some places like Cottonwood Hot Springs only allow adults. Spa & Club at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort is often reserved for those who are above 16 years old.

4. Get To The Hot Springs Early If you wish to have great steam, morning hours are the best. You should consider hot springs as your first pick after waking up in the morning.

5. Check Out The Hot Springs At Night You’ll enjoy incredible views at night by just looking at the stars while enjoying your dinner or drinks with your family, partner, or friends.

Health Benefits of Hot Springs The healing effects of hot spring water is a result of a high concentration of minerals. Some of the benefits include reduction of muscle cramps and tension, improving immunities, acne, and getting rid of insomnia. Sulphur is the most common mineral found in hot springs water and studies have proved that this element in water can have therapeutic benefits especially if you’re having circulation difficulties including stroke and varicose veins.

Whether you’re visiting Buena Vista for the first time or you’re a frequent visitor, Buffalo Peaks Bed and Breakfast is the place where you’ll get incredible lodging options. We have unique accommodations with cozy and affordable rooms. Our top-notch hospitality we’ll help create a fabulous experience in your visit to Buena Vista as you enjoy all these incredible things and activities in this great town of Chaffee County in Colorado.


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