Finding some interesting clothing optional vacation places to visit in Colorado isn’t always easy. You’re mainly looking at hot spring facilities that have a bit more flexibility and customers wanting their whole body to benefit from the mineral-infused springs.
Also, there’s the need for privacy and discretion, especially in these days of smartphones with cameras in everyone’s hands. You want a place to visit or stay that’s designed for visitors and overnight guests alike where keeping things private is just as important to the staff as the guests.
Here are a few places to visit in Colorado where you can let everything hang out.
Over in Ridgway is the Orvis Hot Springs. It’s a stone’s throw from Ouray which must be one of the prettiest towns you have ever laid eyes on, so shopping nearby and spending an enjoyable time at Orvis before moving on is perfectly possible. The grounds are surrounded by tall trees providing privacy from prying eyes or long lenses.
Rather than providing swimming pools that have Chlorine to keep them sanitary which can cause the eyes to sting after a while, the swimming pool is fed from the local hot springs that benefit from geothermal activity. There are several areas to soak and relax, so you can pick a spot that has plenty of people for some lively conversation or somewhere a bit more relaxed or private. There are both indoor and outdoor hot springs, depending on your preference. The hottest one, appropriately named the Lobster Pot, gets up above 100-Fahrenheit. Enjoy the healthy Lithium-infused waters and feel reinvigorated again.
Valley View Hot Springs
The Valley View Hot Springs are conveniently located due southwest of Denver, so if you have reason to visit the big city, you can combine both places in a single trip. Once you have completed the 3+ hour road-trip, there are many natural rock springs to relax in. Scattered about these Orient Land Trust lands are trails taking you into the more picturesque parts, some with ponds to soak in before walking some more. The lands are replete with plants, wildlife, and birds. Also, if you wish to swim in a traditional swimming pool with spring water fed in, that’s an option too.
The land provides places for camping if you bring your own tent, spots for RVs, and cabins for basic camping in a more rural setting. Clothing is optional. The Valley View Hot Springs are intended to be family-friendly and inclusive.
The Dakota Hot Springs are another option. They’re closer to Denver as a two-hour pleasant drive. There’s just a single pool here. This is well water that has ample doses of soda, calcium, and salts; all good for the body. The water in the pool is continually replaced and typically is over 90 -degrees Fahrenheit. The spring has a pleasant smell, without the sulfur that’s present in some hot springs in other states.
Driving Between Different Hot Springs in Colorado?
If you’re flying into Colorado but would like a driver to take you to different hot springs in the state or to buy a car and drive it back, then Cartunes Grand Junction is the place to visit. They have drivers who can take you where you wish to go. They’re also a car dealership with over two decades of experience and can provide quality used or new vehicles to make your stay more enjoyable.
Whichever hot spring you decide to visit, it’s safe to assume that the ones recommended in this article are good, clothing optional destinations. Whichever you choose to go to, leave your modesty behind to have the best time possible!