I have a thing for hot springs. I really enjoy them. I’ll go out of my way to find a good soak. So when my sand dunes national park research uncovered a nearby hot springs, I was excited.
Google said it was an hour drive from the Piñon campground, even though it was only about 32 miles away. We thought it would be a gravel road. Google was so wrong. It took maybe 40 minutes and was completely paved.
So we got there expecting basically a big swimming pool. Nothing fancy. Well, it was true and not true. It was a big swimming pool (and a quiet, hotter pool) but it was so much more!
First surprise- the food was delicious! There was a large menu and 4 greenhouses on site, meaning lots of really delicious fresh veggies. I couldn’t believe it. The quesadilla was wonderful and was served with green chili sauce. Yum!
Second surprise- you can rent lots of fun stuff. Basketballs, noodles, floaty chairs, etc., all for free. Or, of you bring your own, there is an air pump to make the job a snap. Wow! We played a game of horse with a rented basketball. FYI- its hard to shoot when your toes don’t touch the ground!
Third surprise- the view. Awesome. Gorgeous mountains. The Sangre de Cristos to be technical. Loved it.
This place is worth a stop. Diving boards, basketball hoops, fountains, kiddy watersilde, mountains, and food. I wanted to stay and tent camp. Oh, did I mention the free wifi? Yeah, everything I want.
As Arnold said, “I’ll be back!”