Swimming & Hot Springs

Splashland Hot Springs in Alamosa has a geothermal outdoor swimming pool that has been around since 1955 and is an important part of Alamosa’s history.  Now remodeled and upgraded with a concession stand, this natural hot spring is a great place to take the family to enjoy a summer afternoon. Splashland is open seasonally, and is located 1 mile north of Alamosa on Highway 17.

The Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV Park is open year-round. During the early 1930's hot water was struck near Hooper while drillers were exploring for oil.  The hot well water enters the 150,000 gallon pool at 118 degrees and the family pool's temperature is maintained between 98 and 102 degrees depending on the season. The adjoining 24-person therapy pool stays a consistent 108 to 109 degrees.  The pool offers Colorado's best snack bar, family fun, relaxation and rejuvenation, just 20 miles from Alamosa. New in 2015! Adults-only Greenhouse with a variety of hot pools, beautiful plants, beer, and wine!

Adults appreciate Joyful Journey Hot Springs, this quiet, peaceful spa retreat located at the northern gateway to the San Luis Valley is a favorite destination for the healing, relaxing effect of natural hot water under the clear skies of the valley.  They offer three outdoor tiled geothermal soaking pools, surrounded by decks and magnificent panoramic views.  Also schedule a massage while you are visiting.  The hot springs are located about 45 minutes north of Alamosa.

Valley View Hot Springs is operated by the Orient Land Trust, an organization dedicated to natural resource preservation.  This mountainside paradise is the most natural of the hot springs, with river rock creating pools of hot water right in the river itself.  There is also a chlorine free swimming pool and hot tub and sauna.  The entire grounds are clothing optional.

For family lodging with great swimming for the kids and parents alike, Alamosa's most popular full service hotel, The Rodeway Inn features an indoor water park, a swimming pool and a relaxing spa including a whirlpool, sauna, and fitness room.  The Rodeway Inn Waterpark features three pools.  Kids will be thrilled to slide down the 21-foot high, 155 foot long giant water slide.

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Upcoming Events

  • Sat, May 28 Re-en-actors have scheduled historical events throughout the Memorial Day weekend at Fort Garland. Activities include drills, living history demonstrations, games, and stories. Join them for fun, sun, and...

  • Sat, May 28 Memorial Day weekend is the annual Taste of Creede. A celebration of fine arts and fine dining. Artists from all over Colorado and Northern New Mexico displaying...

  • Fri, Jun 3 Everyone’s favorite summertime festival is back! The Summerfest on the Rio is held in the beautiful Cole Park on the banks of the Rio Grande River. Enjoy...

  • Sat, Jun 4 Sat, Jun 04, 2016 9am - 1pm Great Sand Dunes is excited to announce this year’s Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, June 6th from 9am...

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