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The hot pools in front of Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort at dusk
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Patio views at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort
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Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort in Colorado
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Cabin views in Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort in Colorado
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Cabin views in Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort in Colorado
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Hot springs pool at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort in Colorado
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Fresh snow covers Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort in Colorado
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Relax in the luxury of natural hot springs

Located in the western United States amid the stunning Rocky Mountains, Colorado is the perfect year-round destination. And Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort, in historic Nathrop, is a vacation spot the whole family will love. Along with indulging in the rejuvenating hot springs, you’ll enjoy unforgettable natural beauty and a variety of outdoor activities in Nathrop and surrounding areas. Located in a tree-lined canyon beneath the Collegiate Peaks, this quiet community has been a popular vacation destination as far back as the late 1800s.

Outdoor Adventures in Nathrop, Colorado

If you visit Colorado, you must get out and experience some of the plentiful outdoor adventures. Amid the pristine nature of Nathrop, with views of fourteeners (14,000-foot – 4,265-meter – mountains), you can participate in such winter activities as snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing and dog sled tours. In summer, try something that takes advantage of the views: zip lining. Hanging on a rope like Tarzan, you’ll zip along at speeds of up to 65 kph high above the canyon floor. Horseback riding, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and golf are other popular summer activities.

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Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort

After a day full of outdoor adventures, Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort awaits you with ultimate relaxation. Soak in the natural 40-degree Celsius hot spring right in the middle of Chalk Creek. Surrender to the relaxation of a real natural hot spring while appreciating the beautiful nature surrounding you. Afterward, head to the spa for a massage in their creek-side massage room. You’ll find a spa menu, juice bar, saunas, steam rooms and a daily schedule of complimentary fitness classes.

If you visit here for a family vacation, no need to worry – the 400-foot hot waterslide will keep your children entertained. For lodging, you can choose from the main lodge, hillside hotel rooms, cliff-side condos and cabins that can accommodate a large family.

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Attractions Beyond the Resort

For a fun history lesson, stop by St. Elmo’s Historic Ghost Town, an abandoned mining town set among beautiful mountains, where you’ll feel like you’ve traveled back in time to the late 1800s. You can tour St. Elmo’s by ATV or on foot.

The South Main riverfront district in nearby Buena Vista is a community specially designed for kayakers. Besides kayaking, River Park is also a perfect spot for a scenic hike, fishing outing or a romantic picnic. The park hosts concerts and an array of other activities as well. 

Fans of the arts can head south to the Salida Creative District. There are 30 artist-run galleries and a variety of boutiques offering antiques, handmade guitars and more. You can also taste locally distilled whiskey.