Welcome to Salida Recreation & Hot Springs Aquatic Center!
Call us: (719) 539-6738 | Visit: 410 W Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201 | Email us: email@example.com
Our annual Underwater Egg Hunt is this Thursday, April 2nd! Egg hunt will take place between 5:00 – 6:30pm; we will have age divisions to ensure fun and safety for everyone, with the youngest kids beginning first. Cost is $5, which includes prizes, treats, and youth pool admission from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
Every spring we welcome kids from Longfellow Elementary School, who come to the pool to learn to swim during their PE lessons. We are always very excited to teach these little swimmers, as learning to swim is not only an important safety consideration, but also a great way to get moving and to exercise throughout […]
The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center is looking for Swimming Instructors to teach the Longfellow Elementary students from March 30 to April 30. You do not need to be Water Safety Instructor Certified. However you shouldhave a good swimming background, some teaching experience and a will to teach and mentor young children. This is a […]
It’s already February, and we’ve got some great classes to check out in the next few weeks as part of the 2015 Salida Recreation Fitness Challenge. In addition, our Water Fitness Punch Card is now on sale for $20, which will get you 6 punches to any of our water fitness classes, lap swim, or […]
The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will host group lessons for kids of all ages in February. Learning to swim is a major milestone for children, and a skill that will provide for a lifetime of fun and safety. A special Parent-Tot lesson series will be held on Saturdays, February 7 – 28, from 9 […]
The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will require participants to wear helmets during kayak roll sessions beginning Monday, February 2. This is in response to increasing numbers of participants at the Monday night pool sessions. The number of kayakers in the water will also be limited to 20 at a time. A limited number of […]
The Salida Recreation department formed a swim team called the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Swim Team, or SHSAC Swim Team for short. Last year the swim team reached their goal of swimming 2,500 miles, the distance from the California coast to Hawaii. After reaching the goal, the team celebrated with a luau! The team now […]
Wow, it’s almost 2015! We’re seeing a snowy end to the year in Salida, but forecast is for sun and temperatures in the low 30’s for Thursday. Public works had plowed the bike path as of Monday morning, but please be prepared for snow and ice on much of the course. Thursday also marks the […]
A new session of Red Cross swim lessons for kids ages 5 and over will begin in January. Cost is $25 for all 4 lessons, and scholarships are available. Lessons offered are 1, 2, and 3; descriptions are included below. Sign up now! Level 1: Water Exploration Prerequisites – None Level 2: Fundamental Skills Prerequisites […]
Our 2015 Water Fitness Punch Cards will be available for sale at the pool beginning December 15! Each punch card costs $40 and is good for 12 punches at any of our water fitness classes. Save $2 – $5 per class in the months of January and February. This special is part of the 2015 […]
About the Salida Hot Springs Public Pools
The Salida Hot Springs Pool is the largest indoor hot springs facility in the country. Our water is gathered from an underground springs eight miles up the road, high in the Rocky Mountains. From there, it is piped directly to our pools through insulated pipeline, delivering fresh hot water continually. This sparkling clear, odorless water was originally enjoyed by the area’s first inhabitants, the Ute Indians. We now respect and enjoy this water for it natural refreshing and warming qualities.
The Salida Hot Springs Pool public facilities consist of a large 25 meter, 6 lane pool, and a smaller, hotter soaking and play pool. The large pool dominates a large portion of the building, and at approximately 84° – 86°, this pool is delightful for swimming, diving and recreational play. Two lap lanes are usually available, with mornings set aside for several lanes of lap swimming in addition to fitness classes.
The smaller pool has a zero-depth entry as well as a stair-entry, making it easily accessible. The depth gradually increases to four feet, and the temperature ranges from approximately 97° – 100°. These qualities makes this pool ideal for aqua-therapy, soaking, and young children.
Additionally, there is an ADA compliant lift that allows for easy access into either pool. Each pool features a stepped entry with handrails to further ease entry.