Pinkerton Hot Springs, Durango
Pinkerton Hot Springs, Durango - Address
Address: San Juan National Forest, 35554 US-550, Durango, CO 81301, USA
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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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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This is the most convenient hot spring I have been to. You have to drive or hike miles away from the road for most. This one is right by the highway. You don't even have to stop to see it and enjoy its beauty. If you do stop, you'll have a neat experience under your belt. There are a few signs that tell you about the history and geology of the area.
Neat place to stop and take a peek at, but beyond the large deposit formation spewing tepidly warm water out, there isnt much to experience here. Great surrounding scenery makes it a truly picturesque location worth a few camera shots!
Being from out of state was cool to learn about the history and how Durango and the surronding area really came to be
Easy to find ,great place to visit, great views ,thumbs up
This is a man made hot springs fountain made by the state highway department many years ago it is not natural. It is fun to visit and plenty of pull off room to park and take photos. I have visited it many times with friends and family. Easy free thing to do on the way up the mountain.