After skiing hard, soak your legs in this natural hot springs in Colorado

I met these women from Milwaukee at Strawberry Hot Springs, outside of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. From left to right are Laura Warren, Alexa Herold, Andrea Sommer and Alison Charette. Pam LeBlanc/American-Statesman

It’s not all about skiing in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Whenever I’m here, I squeeze in a trip to Strawberry Hot Springs, where a series of rock-lined soaking pools varies in temperature, from “dang that’s hot,” to “oooh, that feels good on my sore legs,” to “that’s downright cold!”

I soaked in the hot springs to ease some muscle soreness from a few days of skiing. Chris LeBlanc/American-Statesman

We spent a couple of hours at the hippy dippy springs, located about a 20-minute drive outside of the town of Steamboat Springs. There’s no electricity, and it costs $15 to get in. Evenings are clothing optional; daytimes are family friendly.

After our visit, we loaded up and headed to Copper Mountain, where we’re staring down the barrel of a blustery day. But good news: Snow is in the forecast!

Strawberry Springs is located a 20-minute drive from Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Pam LeBlanc/American-Statesman


Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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