The Alamosa area is home to several hot springs and water parks:
• Joyful Journey Hot Springs is at the northern entrance to the San Luis Valley, 30 miles south of Salida on Hwy 17 and one mile south of Highway 285.
800-673-0656 Pin # 4328
• The clothing optional Valley View Hot Springs, operated by Orient Land Trust, lies where river rock creates pools of hot water in the river. It’s located 4½ miles south of Villa Grove, CO and seven miles east of the junction of U.S. 285 and Colo. 17 on Saguache County Road GG, a seven-mile gravel road.
• Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV Park, open year round, has a 118-degree, 150,000-gallon pool and a smaller, slightly cooler therapy pool. It’s 20 miles from Alamosa in Hooper.
1991 County Road 63
Hooper, CO 81136
• Also for water lovers, the Inn of the Rio Grande has an indoor water park, swimming pool and spa, with a 21-foot-high, 155-foot long water slide.
333 Santa Fe Avenue, Alamosa, CO 81101