Radium Hot Springs – Colorado
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!
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, especially 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.
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.