One of the first hot springs I went to, my family has taken a few trips out to Colorado, near Winter Park, so we would take some day trips to destinations, hot springs being a priority for us. This has always been a ladies trip, my mom, aunt, my sister, and myself. This is where I got a bloody nose, probably for sitting in hot water for too long. It wasn’t a terrible thing but my sister was like did you eat ketchup? The steam from the water opens your capillaries really fast and up there you’re at elevation.
Probably a good one for families because of the large communal pools. I don’t recall if there were smaller options but there were a few large pools. It’s more crowded than Hot Sulphur Springs. That area is pretty close to the Rockies. More of a drive/day trip.
I tend to stay longer when I’m with a group of people. If I’m by myself I don’t stick around so long. It’s more of an excursion if I go with other people, you get treatments. It’s more of a meditation, more internal, when I’m alone.
—Spa Thought Partner Stacy