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HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS
Vacation in Winter -- Summer -- Spring -- Fall!
MOUNTAINS DURING THE SUMMER SEASON: Hiking and biking trails criss-cross our mountains and valley! Hot Sulphur Springs is surrounded by the Arapaho National Forest with climbing, camping, and some of the best fishing you can find on the Colorado River. If you enjoy more organized outdoor activities, we have 4 local golf courses, as well as outfitting companies that specialize in river rafting and horseback riding.
MOUNTAINS DURING THE WINTER SEASON: Snowshoeing, sledding and snowmobiling are definitely favorite winter activities and if you're into skiing or snowboarding, Hot Sulphur Springs is less than 40 minutes from two major ski resorts (Winter Park Ski Resort and Ski Granby Ranch).
Hot Sulphur Springs -- Nestled in the Colorado Rocky Mountains
This quiet corner of paradise in Grand County comes with family run shops and elbow room to enjoy our tourist attractions, and we like it that way! Relax and get away from it all with a generous helping of friendly neighbors and small-town charm.
From down-home cooking and hospitality at one of our local eateries to a friendly, quiet place to stay, we've got just what visitors are looking for!
Fish in Gold Medal Water in the Colorado River
Hot Sulphur Springs is ideally situated to take advantage of the segment of the Colorado River along Highway 40 between Granby and Kremmling that has been designated "Gold Medal Water" by the Colorado Division of Wildlife (CDOW). Please be sure to use public access points. BLM Fishing Sites along Hwy 40: Sunset, Powers, Muddy Creek, and Wolford Reservoir.
Sunset is located about 7 miles west of Hot Sulphur Springs on US Hwy 40. Facilities include a parking area, a trail to the river, and a port-a-potty during the summer months. River access is about 1/4 mile long.
"Gold Medal Water" Designation means the catch-able trout are at least twelve inches long. Only 160 miles of Colorado's 8000 miles of trout streams carry the "Gold Medal" signature.
Visit Award-Winning Pioneer Village Museum
Discover how America's pioneers from the early 1800s lived. The museum is an original Hot Sulphur Springs school circa 1924. The museum tells the story of the development of the local area from prehistoric times to the present day. Outside the museum are several historic buildings including the county's original 19th century courthouse and jail.
Experience the Backcountry on Horseback
Climb mountains, trot through pastures, and tour the forest on horseback. Enjoy fresh Rocky Mountain morning air while taking in the breathtaking scenery of vast meadows, bursting with Colorado wildflowers. Listen to the peaceful sound of quaking aspen groves and the soothing flow of Arapaho National Forest.
World-famous Hot Sulphur Springs Pool
Colorado's first hot springs and spa destination had a major renovation in 1996 making the Hot Sulphur Springs Pool facility larger. There are now 23 pools and private baths including 2 solarium pools, the therapy Elk Pool, and a summer swimming pool. Relax and enjoy the area known as "big medicine" by the Arapaho and Ute indigenous people for its' sacred healing waters. White trappers and hunters first visited the hot springs in the early 1800s, and by the turn of the century, the town was a popular resort community.
Hot Sulphur Springs Events that Make Your Vacation Special
JUNE -- Hot Sulphur Days Festival offers lots of fun family-friendly events! Old favorites are the Outlaw Salsa and Pie Baking Contests, Parade, Fireworks, and Duck Race. There is also a craft fair, petting zoo and disc-golf course along with a pancake breakfast and Texas Charlie Shootout at town square.
AUGUST -- Grand Heritage Bike Tour on "Back-roads & Byways" Learn the unique history of Grand County through this multi-day bicycle tour leaving from Kremmling, CO and touring through Hot Sulphur Springs, Grand Lake and finishing in Winter Park.
DECEMBER -- Winter Carnival The first winter carnival west of the Mississippi River was held in Hot Sulphur Springs on December 30, 1911 followed by a more expansive celebration on February 10-12, 1912. Besides a thrilling jump competition staged by Howelson, Angell Schmidt of Denver, and Gunnar Dahles of Grand County; there were skating races, tobogganing events and a Grand Ball. Hot Sulphur Springs continued holding Winter Carnivals annually until World War II. These early Winter Carnivals are credited with sparking what later became the modern ski industry for which Colorado has a world-wide reputation. All of Grand County comes together for a month long multi-city, multi event extravaganza! Not to be missed!
Plan Your Hot Sulphur Springs Vacation Today
For Current Event Dates; For a Visitors Guide: 970-531-7588 -- Mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.
- Elevation: 7680 feet above sea level.
- Region: Hot Sulphur Springs - North Central, Colorado
- Restaurant: On site.
FUN THINGS TO DO
- Open Dates For On-Site Activities: All Year
Primarily Year Round Activities
- National Forests & BLM Lands: On site.
- Designated Historic District, Site or Plaza: On site.
- Designated Scenic/Historic Byway: Along the scenic byway.
- Designated Hiking Trails: Trails start on site.
- Museum: On site.
- Hot Mineral Springs: On site.
- Family Hot Mineral Springs Pool: On-site.
- Private Use Hot Mineral Springs Pool: On-site.
- Art Gallery: On site.
- Restaurant(s): On site.
Primarily Summer Activities
- Outdoor Swimming Pool: Walking distance.
- Fishing in River, Stream or Creek: On site.
- Guided Fishing Trips (Licensed): Wade Fishing.
- Fishing Tackle Sold: On site.
- Jeep Trails: Trails start on site. (off road, back country, 4WD, Jeep, or jeeping).
- ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) and/or Dirt Bike Trails: Trails start on site.
- Mountain Bike Trails: Trails start on site.
- Hunting in Area: On site.
- Guided Hunts: Yes.
- Rifle Hunting Season: Yes.
- Archery Hunting Season: Yes.
- Muzzle Loading Hunting Season: Yes.
- Deer Hunting: Yes.
- Elk Hunting: Yes.
- Colorado Hunting Units/Areas: 18, 28, 181, 37,
- Cross Country Skiing Trails: Trails start on site.
- Snowshoe Trails: Trails on site.
- Snowmobile Trails: Trails start on site.