Hot Spring Highlight: Strawberry Park Hot Springs
Strawberry Park Hot Springs is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado at around 7,000 feet in elevation. Strawberry Park is open year round and provides a variety of different pools with different temperatures (~100 to 104 F for the hot spring pools and a cold pool derived from snow melt) to appease the summer getaway or winter escape. The pools of Strawberry Park are all natural, spring fed pools. Surrounded by mountainous walls, Strawberry Park Hot Spring is nothing less than a mountain escape. The location truly creates a rustic vibe and is said to be one of the most beautiful private hot springs in the world.
Strawberry Park Hot Springs during the winter and the summer
How to Get to Strawberry Park Hot Springs:
From Denver: Steamboat Springs is northwest from Denver and is nearly a three hour drive from the city.
From Summit County: Steamboat Springs is about 1.5-2 hours from Summit County.
From Steamboat Springs city center: Strawberry Park Hot Springs is about 15-20 minutes (7 miles) from the city center.
Note: Strawberry Park Hot Springs can only be accessed by four wheel drive vehicle (or tires with chains) during the winter months, November 1 – May 1. Don’t have a four wheel drive vehicle? Shuttles are also provided to the hot spring!
Best Time to Visit Strawberry Park Hot Springs:
Strawberry Park Hot Spring is open year round. Although Strawberry Park offers a cold pool which compliments summer well, Strawberry Park Hot Springs is nothing less than remarkable during the winter.
Stripping down to your swimsuit in freezing or probably less than freezing temperatures might sound absolutely insane. However, the atmosphere of the champagne powder of Steamboat Springs creates a beautiful juxtaposition while relaxing in the naturally hot waters. After just a few minutes in the hottest pools, the cold air is seen as relief. Strawberry Park Hot Springs is also the perfect place to rejuvenate after a long day playing in the snow at nearby Steamboat or Howelsen Hill.
What to Bring:
Bring a towel and cash (or check). Waterproof shoes aren’t completely necessary but could be helpful. If you are visiting after dark, bring a flashlight, the lighting is minimal for star gazing!
Do not expect to have access to electricity. Strawberry Park works off the grid.
What NOT to Bring:
Strawberry Park Hot Springs does not allow pets, alcohol, glass containers, smoking, fires, or RV stays.
Strawberry Park Hot Springs includes a restroom, teepee, and heated cabin for changing. Limited concession is available. You can also treat yourself with a massage. For more information on massages, click HERE. Reservations are required for all massage services and are only provided from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Strawberry Park provides lodging by cabins and camp spots (camping in the summer). For all lodging, reservations must be made in advance and by mail only. Check out the website for more information on lodging options and prices.
Strawberry Park Hot Springs is a great place for families during the day. However, no one under the age of 18 is allowed after sunset because the hot spring becomes clothing optional after dark.
Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
No Entry After 9:30 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.
No Entry After 10:30 p.m.
Pools are drained and cleaned 7-10 a.m. every Thursday.
Cash or check only:
$12 for Adults (18+) Sun – Friday
$15 for Adults (18+) Saturday and Holiday weekends**
$7 for Teens (13-17)
$5 for Kids (3-12)
** Holiday weekends will be Saturday, Sunday, and Monday where there is a Monday holiday.
Phone: (970) 879-0342
Fax: (970) 870-6834