Dunton Hot Springs’ outdoor pools // © 2011 Dunton Hot Springs
Winter in the American Rockies is majestic and thrilling and Dunton Hot Springs, a 19th-century ghost-town-turned-luxe-resort in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, is offering tailor-made activities for guests searching for a winter adventure. Dunton Hot Springs is set in an alpine valley and features 19th-century log cabins that have recently been restored into 12 romantic and luxurious guest accommodations. A spa is fed by the region’s natural mineral hot springs and the town’s old saloon is now a world-class restaurant serving organic fare paired with award-winning wines.
Guided by Dunton Hot Springs’ renowned outdoorswoman and mountaineer BoJo Post, most of the activities offered at the resort showcase the town’s mining history, naturally sulphur-free hot springs and pristine alpine setting.
The line-up of winter activities in Dunton Hot Springs includes soaking in the original hot springs bathhouse, which has also been recently renovated, or in one of the outdoor pools. Guests can also explore the alpine forests via dogsled and have the opportunity to lead the dog team. Ice climbing in the San Juan Mountains is another activity that visitors can embark on, as well as heli-skiing at some of the highest elevations in North America. Other activities include snowmobiling, backcountry skiing and snowboarding, avalanche education, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and more.