- Natural Wonders, Recreation, Swimming/Pools Type
- Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
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Steamboat Springs was named for its relaxing hot springs, and some of the city's best can be found at Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Located less than 7 miles north of the city center, Strawberry Park features 104-degree mineral pools, as well as picnic spaces, a heated changing cabin and private massage areas. Visitors can also stay overnight at the on-site campground or in a rustic cabin, covered wagon or luxurious train caboose.
Past travelers called Strawberry Park "amazing," ranking its hot springs as some of the best in the country. But if you decide to stay the night, many recommend bringing your own camping essentials, as most of the accommodations are basic (think: no electricity or running water) and only provide a roof and a bed. Others added that driving to the property can be a bit of a challenge when the steep, narrow roads are covered in ice, so consider renting a four-wheel drive vehicle with snow tires if you're visiting during the winter months.
Free (but limited) on-site parking is available, and shuttle service is offered by local companies like Sweet Pea Tours and The Hot Springs Shuttle for $45 per adult; $30 for each child between 13 and 17; and $15 or $20 for kids ages 12 and younger.You can also hike or bike from Elk River Road and Mad Creek Trailhead. The pools are open Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Children are not admitted at night when clothing is optional. Admission costs $15 for adults and $8 for children between 3 and 17. Accommodation rates range from $70 to $175 per night for two people. Visit the property's website to learn more and book your stay.
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