Given the cold weather nearly across the nation, I thought some of you might like to imagine dipping your toes and the rest of you in a great hot spring.
Thank Debbie Laity for another one of her great localism posts!
Wild, Rustic and Purely Relaxing...Penny Hot Springs, Redstone, Colorado. If you are looking for a spa treatment, these hot springs aren't for you. The Penny Hot Springs don't have any amenities except for parking, but the experience is wild, rustic and purely relaxing. It's also FREE. The minerals in the hot water are said to have therapeutic value which is good for whatever ails you, and at the very least, the mineral water is relaxing and refreshing.
These wild, untamed springs come right out of the ground and flow into the Crystal River at temperatures to hot to handle. The locals build pools every year out of the rock. The design mixes the cold Crystal River water with the hot spring water to create temperatures more suitable for human enjoyment. The springs are open all year, except for maybe in the late spring when the snow melt runoff is too high.
I've been a visitor to these hot springs for over 20 years. I started visiting when the clothing optional style of bathing was more popular, and most people didn't even know about the Penny Hot Springs. My husband loves to talk about sitting in the hot springs and casting his fly rod out into the river and catching trout. This is a true story. I saw it happen. Look across the river, and you might see a herd of bighorn sheep. This herd is a frequent visitor to the area. You can get more information on the Penny Hot Springs here.
Wild, Rustic and Purely Relaxing...Penny Hot Springs, Redstone, Colorado. Even if you don't want to soak, the springs are a unique, natural feature of the area, and worth the stop along the road.
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