Pinkerton Hot Springs, Durango

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  • Address: San Juan National Forest, 35554 US-550, Durango, CO 81301, USA, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Hot Spring, Leisure, Family And Kids
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About Pinkerton Hot Springs, Durango

The Pinkerton Hot Springs are nature’s gift to the tiny town of Durango. Located a few miles out of town on Highway 550, these springs were discovered in the early 1800s by James Pinkerton. The towns people would use these springs as health retreats as they believed the water had healing properties. The actual spot from where the water gushes out from the earth are covered by a man-made rock pile. The water’s minerals have made the rocks colourful with time. It is just off the road so it is hard to miss such an exquisite formation. Visitors can soak their feet in water and splash about in the stream. The water is lukewarm most of the year but its temperature can often vary.

Pinkerton Hot Springs Information

  • The rocks can be quite slippery so be careful when walking on them.
  • It is best to remove your shoes before entering the water.

How To reach Pinkerton Hot Springs by Public Transport

  • You will have to hire a car to get here.

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  • Totally worth a quick stop. Beautiful views and fun to stick your hands in the warm water. It has that nice hot springs smell. It has some nice historic information as well. Good for a quick stop not more than ten minutes.

  • The view is incredible but you really have to pay attention when driving or you will drive right part it.

  • Great spot to stop and take a couple of pictures, be careful because the mud will stick and can stain your car interior.

  • Really cool place, very accessible from the highway! Might be a bit muddy and slippery close to the hot springs; but that’s nature for ya!

  • Loved it. It's a nice, short stop between Durango and Silverton. It's a beautiful view the water is hot!

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