Located near Kremmling, Radium Hot Springs is one of those magical places to go when you want to get out into nature for the day. If you are up for a bit of a hiking challenge, the hot springs pool that is rocked off from the Colorado River comes with both scenic views and quite a few activities to do. If you are in the Denver area and need something to do, head out on an adventure to Radium Hot Springs!
Details about Radium Hot Springs
The hot springs are nestled in the stunning White River National Forest and offer an oasis for outdoor adventurers, relaxation seekers, and those looking to connect with nature. With its crystal clear waters, Radium Hot Springs is known as one of the most beautiful natural hot springs in Colorado.
The water temperature at Radium Hot Springs range from 92-96 degrees Fahrenheit (33-36 Celsius), making it perfect for soaking year round. Its warm mineral waters are known to have healing properties that help relax muscles and ease joint pain. The spring’s distinctively blue color comes from the high levels of radon gas present in its water, but has no risk to you when enjoying a relaxing soak here.
When you are done enjoying this attraction, there are several activities nearby including fishing on Roaring Fork Creek or hiking through nearby trails such as Maroon Bells Trailhead or Weminuche Wilderness Area. The Colorado River allows attracts people who want to spend a day rafting or kayaking.
For those wishing to stay overnight, campsites are available near the hot springs along with cabins and lodges scattered throughout the area. From easy access points off Highway 13 just south of Glenwood Canyon, it’s easy to tent camp under the stars or head to a nearby hotel.
This primitive hot springs pool doesn’t get extremely hot and hovers right around 98 degrees depending on the season. However, if you look under the water you can see the bubbles popping up from the geothermal activity underneath the ground. Due to the location and activities around Radium Hot Springs such as rafting (they stop at the springs for a quick break), cliff jumping, tubing, and even rope swinging, this can become a very popular destination during the summer months. However, with so many things to do you won’t have to wait long to soak in the natural mineral waters of Colorado.
Location and Map of Radium Hot Springs
Colorado River Rd, Kremmling, CO 80459
There is only one pool which has been created by a rock wall blocking off the Colorado river. It’s still fairly large at twenty feet and can hold several people at any given time. During the winter months, Radium Hot Springs tends to be overrun by the river as it rises from the snow so it’s always best to go during the fall and summer months. If you plan on hiking to the area, it’s best to wear hiking shoes as the decent down to the pool can be rather challenging, especially if the rocks are wet.
Clothing is optional, but highly recommended due to all age groups coming to have some fun here during the day. In fact most people come to enjoy the Colorado river with cliff jumping or tubing during the hot summer months. The springs themselves is sometimes just a bonus to warm up before plunging back into the cold waters. If you want to stay the night or make a weekend out of visiting Radium hot springs, there is camping available about a mile away called Mugrage Campground.
Directions to Radium Hot Springs
1. Take I-70 West roughly 65 miles to exit Silverthorne (CO-9 North – Exit 205)
2. Continue on CO-9 North for another 48 miles until you reach the springs parking area.