Hot Sulphur Springs, Grand County’s county seat, has played an important part in the history of the area. Named for the hot springs that line the canyon along this stretch of the upper Colorado River, the area was first visited by passing Ute and Arapaho hunting parties who called the area “big medicine.” White trappers and hunters first visited the hot springs in the early 1800s and by the turn of the century, the town was a popular resort community.
Not far from Winter Park, Granby and other Grand County hot spots, Hot Sulphur Springs almost lost its raison d'etre when the springs fell into disrepair. But they were bought, refurbished and reopened in the 1990s and when the spring reopened, it was blessed by a Ute elder. It's been booming ever since and has become a favorite place for skiers from surrounding resorts to come relax their sore muscles after a hard day on the slopes.
If you need a little more activity, visit the nearby Arapahoe National Forest for the usual array of hiking and such.
Map: Hot Sulphur Springs
Region: Northwest Regional Information
Proximity to other towns: Located 58 miles from Boulder, 11.4 miles from Granby, 19.6 miles from Kremmling, 21.7 miles from Fraser, 22.6 miles from Grand Lake, 25 miles from Winter Park
Elevation: 7680 feet
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