Pinkerton Hot Springs

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

Pinkerton Hot Springs - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Pinkerton Hot Springs

  • Pinkerton Hot Springs Address: San Juan National Forest, 35554 US-550, Durango, CO 81301, USA, United States
  • Pinkerton Hot Springs Timing: 24-hrs
  • Pinkerton Hot Springs Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Pinkerton Hot Springs(preferred time): 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Pinkerton Hot Springs: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Pinkerton Hot Springs

  • 23.67% of people who visit Durango include Pinkerton Hot Springs in their plan

  • 56.25% of people start their Pinkerton Hot Springs visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Pinkerton Hot Springs

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pinkerton Hot Springs

People normally club together San Juan National Forest and Historic Downtown Durango while planning their visit to Pinkerton Hot Springs.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Pinkerton Hot Springs Trips

Pinkerton Hot Springs, Durango Reviews

  • This was a surprising stop! Husband saw it on the map so we stopped to check it out. It's literally on the side of the road. There is gravel parking for maybe 5 or 6 cars. You can easily it from your car if you don't want to get out. There is a small primitive trail that goes down the side for a better view. Also a historical info plaque.

  • So cheesy. Totally kitschy. Just a fun place to stop. It won't take long so take the time. It's worth a few minutes.

  • Super pretty! Right off the highway. It's worth getting out of your car because it looks different on every side.

  • When we first visited, we were expecting a lot more from this "hot spring"... the water is only luke-warm and the "formation" felt hollow as we tapped on it. GOOD NEWS is - one of our guides told us later about the history of that hot spring. Story goes something like this... that hot spring is actually on the other side of the street and would flow across the highway and cause a giant sheet of ice. So, the highway department piped the water under the highway and created a place for it to flow... NOW YOU KNOW ! ! ! (assuming that the guide knew what he was talking about)

  • Not really worth the stop. You can see all of it right on the road as you pass it. We did get out. The family before us kept playing on it, And wouldn't get off in order for us to take a family photo. It's for sure a unique experience though.

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