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
In celebration of the Broncos playing in the Super Bowl, anyone who wears their Broncos gear or Broncos colors to the pool on Friday, February 5, will receive half-off their regular daily admission price. A reminder that this Friday is also Jive and Dive, so open swim hours will run from 1 – 7pm. Go […]
Due to adverse weather, the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will close at 5pm tonight (Monday, 2/1). This early closure affects Youth Stroke Clinic, as well as PM Lap Swim and All Ages Soak. The pool will re-open as scheduled at 6am on Tuesday. The Salida Recreation Fitness Challenge, scheduled for tonight from 6 – […]
We’ve started off 2016 with a great turnout for our programs and events! We had the most participants ever at the New Year’s Day 5K, the Monarch Ski Buses have been very well attended, over 100 kids came to our last Jive and Dive, and over 30 people took part in our Water Fitness Sampler […]
The new locker rooms and restrooms are now open, and we encourage you to stop by the pool and check them out! We have received many positive comments, and also some suggestions on ways to make them more user friendly to everyone. We appreciate your feedback, and are aware that there are some kinks to […]
Have you checked out our new recreation guide yet?! This guide covers the months of January – March, and contains some old favorites, plus some new programs. Paper copies of our rec guide are available in various locations around Salida, as well as the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center. We also have a few sessions […]
We had 111 finishers for our 2016 New Year’s Day 5K, which was a record for us. Thanks for coming out everyone! 1st Place went to Taylor Stack with a time of 17:39, and 1st Place female was Sarah Kleinsteiber with a time of 22:01. Please let us know if you feel your results are […]
We have a lot of programs and activities planned for 2016, including many in January. We’d love to see you out at any of the following upcoming pool or rec programs! January 1 – New Year’s Day 5K Fun Run/Walk This is our 6th Annual New Year’s Day 5K, and we encourage runners AND walkers […]
Christmas is just around the corner and winter break has begun for many schools, which means changes to the Aquatic Center and Recreation schedules over the next couple of weeks. Please see below for a list of these changes. Questions? Call 719-539-6738 or talk with a front desk staff member. We hope you all have […]
Happy December to everyone! We have a lot coming up at the pool and with the rec department shortly, and look forward to seeing you all at the pool, on the Monarch Ski Bus, at Jive and Dive, or out in one of our parks! We are again running our annual Holiday Food Drive throughout […]
A reminder to all pool users that the pool will be closed all day on Thursday, November 26, for Thanksgiving. We will also open late on Friday, at 8am. We hope you all have a great Thanksgiving with family and friends!
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.