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Mile High Natural Awakenings

Cool Mornings, Warm Afternoon, Hot Springs

Sep 28, 2019 01:52PM ● By Terry Chriswell
With the cool weather returning to the mountains, it will soon be time to trade short sleeve shirts for wool pullovers and beanie hats. Before you make the mental transition from the dog days of summer to the doldrums of winter, treat your mind, muscles, and senses to the healing mineral-rich waters of one of Colorado’s hot springs. The cooling air of Fall accentuates the hot water creating an inviting and healing environment.

Depending on your location, soakers can be treated to quiet, crowdless opportunities to connect with Mother Nature. Maybe we can build up resistance to the upcoming stress of the Holiday season? Hot, geothermal water increases serenity, helps reduce stress, relaxes tense muscles and seems to wash away aches and soreness. Minerals such as sodium, magnesium, and sulfate increase circulation and overall oxygen flow in muscles and skin.

The ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation can be found when soakers immerse in a harmonious balance of majestic mountain peaks, cool autumnal air, and healing geothermal waters.

Jesse Hensle is with The Hot Springs Resort and Spa in Pagosa Springs. For more information about the geothermal soaking pools available visit