With its eighteen charmingly decorated cabins, Avalanche Ranch in Redstone has been an overnight destination since the '70s, but its springs have only been accessible since 2011. Since then, what had always been a lovely place to bring family or friends has turned into a must-visit for fans of natural springs. Three pools, with temps between 92 and 104 degrees, are tiered against the hillside in a way that makes each one feel secluded, with views of Mount Sopris across the way and the sounds of the Crystal River running through the property. The public is allowed in during the day, but the ranch limits the number of visitors to keep your hot soak chill; guests staying at the ranch get unlimited 24-hour access daily except Wednesdays, when the pools close for cleaning. Between soaks, visit the barn and its chickens, sheep, donkey and llamas, play horseshoes or badminton, or hike, bike and ski nearby.
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