Ouray Hot Springs Pool
Ouray Hot Springs Pool and town park are a perfect place to spend an afternoon. This year-around outdoor hot springs pool complex is filled with over one million gallons naturally heated sulpher free mineral water. Our clear water makes the Ouray hot springs pool unique in Colorado. No where else can you experience the luxury of natural hot springs with no accompanying oders.
The pool complex has a water slide for family friendly fun, a shallow pool for families with younger children, soaking pools as hot as 106 degress as well as a diving area and game area for water volleyball. A great place to spend the day or unwind after a busy day.
The hours of operation vary during the year. In general summer hours are from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Winter hours are 12:00 pm to 9:00. There are special hours for holidays. The pool will be closed for cleaning at various times during the year. Check here for up to date hours and conditions.
History of hot springs
from the Ouray Colorado website
Ouray’s many hot springs have been a natural draw for the bone-weary for centuries. The town’s hot springs have bubbled up along the Uncompahgre River and from underground fissures for thousands of years and range in temperature from 80 to 150 degrees. Ouray is located along a large geological lift at the head of the Uncompahgre Valley and the pressure and heat from this activity resulted in a series of clean and odorless hot springs. The same geologic forces that made the town rich in minerals and ore also produced some of the largest and most pleasant hot springs in the United States. For more information on the history of the Ouray Hot Springs Pool and other hot springs history in the Uncompahgre River Valley, be sure to visit the Ouray County Historical Society & Museum.