About Dakota Hot Springs

Dakota Hot Springs is located on 160 acres off US Hwy 50 and 1 mile west of Colorado Hwy 115 in the beautiful Arkansas River Valley. This area, noted for its mild growing season, is commonly referred to as the Banana Belt of the Colorado Front Range. At an altitude of 5,200 feet, Dakota Hot Springs is situated in a majestic valley surrounded by breathtaking Sangre De Christo and Rocky Mountains. The average temperature is 56 degrees and the sun shines approximately 350 days a year. The winters are usually mild and sunny, thus the facilities are open and usable year round.

The water temperature, a consistent 108 degrees at the wellhead, flows into a 6 foot diameter circular tub; the remainder of the pool averages 95 to 98 degrees. The pool water is continually changed by the natural artesian flow of the well source. The water contains therapeutic salts, soda and calcium. Most importantly, the water does not contain any measurable sulfur or iron. The water also has no sulfurous odor.

 

The Pool

The free form concrete pool has an average diameter of 70 feet and varies in depth from 3 to 5 feet. The water temperature, a consistent 108 degrees at the wellhead, flows into a 6 foot diameter circular tub; the remainder of the pool averages 95 to 98 degrees. The pool water is continually changed by the natural artesian flow of the well source. The water contains therapeutic salts, soda and calcium. Best of all, the water does not contain any measurable sulfur or iron. There is no sulfurous odor.

 

The Atmosphere

Dakota Hot Springs is not a nudist facility. It is comparable to a “swimsuit optional” or “clothing optional” beach, you may wear a suit or not, as is comfortable and personally acceptable. Note: On Tuesdays swimsuits are required.

Dakota Hot Springs has a strict behavioral rule policy at all times for the privacy and protection of our members and guests. Alcoholic beverages are permitted but absolutely no glass containers will be tolerated in the pool area. We reserve the right to suspend or cancel memberships and oust any non-complying member or guest for misbehavior, solely at the discretion of the management.