Swimming and Hot Springs

Known locally as “Hooper Hot Springs”, this artesian oasis has been a favorite of Valley residents and visitors alike since the 1930’s when it was accidentally discovered by maverick adventurers drilling for oil.  The large, outdoor pool offers year-round access with its mineral water that ranges from 98 to 100 degrees.  A smaller, hotter pool is available to ease tired muscles after a day of hiking the Great Sand Dunes or skiing Wolf Creek Ski Area.  The Mile Deep Grille offers a full menu and has been rated one of the Best in Colorado by Channel 9 News in Denver.  For information on prices and hours, visit them on the web at www.sanddunespool.com.

Splashland Hot Springs and Swimming Pool

“Splashland!  Where Alamosa Comes to Swim”  If you’re looking for a great place to spend the day, Splashland is the perfect getaway close to town.  Featuring the Valley’s largest waterslide, this outdoor pool has everything you need for a memorable time with friends and family.  For information on prices and hours, visit them on the web at www.splashlandllc.com .  This pool is open seasonally.

While you’re in the area, be sure to visit the historical marker just across the street commemorating famous aviatrix Amelia Earhart’s landing in 1932.  She stopped in this San Luis Valley field to get her bearings after losing her way over the dust bowls of eastern Colorado and western Kansas.