Dunton Hot Springs can be found at 52068 County Road 38 in Dolores, Colorado. The hot springs are a small, exclusive resort found in the Colorado Rockies' San Juan Mountains offering visitors a variety of options. Dunton is a ghost town that has been restored to a resort with a saloon to serve food, furnished log cabins and trails in addition to the hot springs found below the snow banks. There are no cell phones although there is video conferencing and Internet access.
Dunton Hot Springs is open all year long for the enjoyment of visitors to the area. Visitors can reserve the whole town of Dunton for private usage. The two will accommodate a maximum of forty-two people; the prices include screening room, hot springs and the meals during the visit. Arrangements for transportation to the airports and a number of other places can be made.
The original spring can still be seen from the town's highest point and in order to get the most of out of the spring it was dynamited to change its direction toward the bathhouse. The Triassic Dolores Formation is associated with the tectonic forces that control the hot springs. Temperatures of the water range from eighty-five to one hundred and six degrees.
The Dunton Hot Springs may be enjoyed from inside the nineteenth century Bathhouse that has been restored, at the source, or in the pool on the outside of the Bathhouse. There is a Well House cabin that you can enjoy the springs from. You can go out on the river and use Christoph's spring.
Dunton Hot Springs requires a deposit in the amount of ten percent when the facility is booked and an additional forty percent one hundred and twenty days before your scheduled arrival. Cancellations that are done within one hundred and twenty day of the date of arrival mean that all of the paid deposits are forfeited. Arrival times at the hot springs begin at four in the afternoon, departures have to be done before eleven in the morning.
The meals and non-alcoholic drinks served in the Saloon are included in the stay with fresh menus made daily. Guests dietary requested can be accommodated by the facility. Children two years of age and younger can visit the Dunton Hot Springs free of charge. Smoking may only be done in outdoor areas that have been designated as smoking areas. There is a $50 additional charge for each pet per day to have pets in the Dunton Store and New House cabins.
There are a number of activities such as cross and back country skiing. Ice climbing, ice skating, snowshoeing and snowmobiling can also be done at the Dunton Hot Springs. Horseback riding can be done in the canyon that surrounds the vineyard during the winter as well. There can even be special events such as weddings held in Dunton.
Anyone that wishes to obtain additional information should contact the Dunton Hot Springs directly to get pricing, regulations and make reservations.