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Nathrop, Colorado

Relaxation and More at Colorado‘s Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort

By Lynna Yee


Located in the western U.S. amid the stunning Rocky Mountains, beautiful Colorado is the perfect year-round destination. And Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort located in the Nathrop area is a holiday spot the whole family will love. Along with indulging in the rejuvenating hot springs, you’ll enjoy the unforgetable beauty and the variety of outdoor activities in Nathrop and its surrounding areas.

Nathrop and Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort

Nathrop, located in a tree-lined canyon beneath the Collegiate Peaks, is a quiet, natural community with a long history. As far back as the late 1800s, it’s been a popular holiday destination attracting a never-ending stream of visitors.

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort is nestled on this piece of heaven on earth. The second you step onto the grounds of the resort, you’ll feel immediate serenity surrounded by quietude and fresh air. In addition to enjoying a variety of soaking pools, you’ll feel completely calm and refreshed in the natural geothermal hot springs right in the middle of the cool stream of Chalk Creek.  Soaking in the 105 degree Farenheit hot spring with unbelievably beautiful nature all around you, it’s hard not to leave all your stress behind. 

Kids will love the thrilling 400 foot-long waterslide. Or you can enjoy some family fun at one of the several heated pools. 

After the soak, why not give yourself the whole package of pampering? The resort spa offers a variety of massages and treatments that’ll leave you feeling renewed. And if you’re in the mood for exercising, take advantage of the complimentary fitness classes at the fitness center.

Mount Princeton is also a paradise for outdoors enthusiasts.  The resort’s proximity to the superior nature and stunning geography of the 13,000-foot Collegiate Peaks make for a wide array of outdoor activities in and around the resort to choose from. Whether horseback riding, fishing, hiking or mountain biking (in summer) or skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing (in winter), you will get to really experience the beautiful nature of Colorado.  

Activities and Attractions Beyond the Resort

There are also many interesting scenic spots around the resort to visit. You can explore the St. Elmo historic ghost town on an ATV ride. You’ll feel just like a cowboy, riding on the four-wheeler slowly moving through streets lined with old western buildings. 

The South Main riverfront district in Buena Vista just north is a community specially designed for kayakers. Besides kayaking, the River Park here is also the perfect spot for a scenic hike, fishing or a romantic picnic. The park hosts concerts and an array of other activities as well. 

Fans of the arts can head south to the Salida Creative District. There are 30 artist-run galleries and a variety of boutiques offering antiques, handmade guitars and more. You can also taste locally distilled whiskey!

Offering a relaxing hot spring vacation, unforgettable Colorado beauty, and the small town charm of the Nathrop area, a stay at the Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort will create many fond memories.

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