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San Juan Mountains

Dunton Hot Springs

Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado

Photo: Courtesy of Dunton Hot Springs

52068 West Fork Rd. #38
Dolores, CO, 81323, United States
TEL: (877) 228-4674
TEL: (970) 882 4800

At first glance, the abandoned shell of an 1800s mining town nestled deep in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies seems less like a travel destination than a page out of history. But the buildings have recently been lovingly restored into a rustic-luxe retreat that delivers more than access to the region’s famous hot springs. Luxurious rough-hewn cabins with mountain views are set deep within the wilderness, while outdoor activities such as horseback riding and fly-fishing keep guests returning to the homespun American West year after year. Diners will love the ever-changing seasonal menu, always based on what’s fresh at the farmers’ market; hearty meals may include smoked boar tenderloin served with a tomato chutney and sweet corn purée. But the main draw here is the wonder of the natural hot springs, and the property offers six different ways to take a dip—from a seat at the restored 19th-century bathhouse to a place under the stars at the original water source.

Room to Book:

The cozy Well Cabin has panoramic mountain views and a wood-burning stove; it's also the only cabin on the property built around its own well, which means it has its own private hot spring and cold plunge.

Insider Tip:

Kick back on the deck of the property's bar, set in the original saloon that dates back to 1800. Sip a Tennessee whiskey or a mojito made with fresh mint grown right at the property, while gazing out at the vast mountain range in the distance. (All drinks are included in the room rate.)


Open / Closes
  • All-Inclusive
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Included
  • Concierge
  • Childcare
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kids' Programs
  • Laundry Service
  • Mountain Resort
  • Maid Service
  • Meal Plan
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Turndown
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms:

Number of Pools: 5

Number of Suites: 12 cabins

Year Opened: 2001



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