Conundrum Hot Springs Out-and-Back
ElevationAscent: 2,536' 773 m
Descent: -2,535' -773 m
High: 11,215' 3,418 m
Low: 8,780' 2,676 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“An all-time hike with an incredible hot spring that has expansive aspen-filled views from its 11k' perch.”— Tom Robson
Features Birding · Fall Colors · Hot Spring · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife · Commonly Backpacked
Nights at the hot springs can get rowdy and potentially nerve-wracking for folks looking for a mellow experience. While the stars are incredible to experience from the springs, some people see the springs as a better opportunity to experience some partying.
You can dispersed camp anywhere down valley from Silver Dollar Pond.
One of the most popular springs in the state of Colorado, Conundrum Hot Springs is a must-do for any warm water enthusiast. The views of mountains and fields of wildflowers are superb, especially in late spring. Not to mention, the warm 95-degree waters are inviting and pleasant. This trail sees very heavy traffic as it provides a fairly easy hike through the woods and meadows with bridged stream crossings.
Once you've had your soaking fill, head back to your campsite or back to your car. Guaranteed you'll feel more refreshed and ready to take on the world than you did a few hours before.
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