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
The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will reopen at 1:00 pm today, Wednesday July 8 for normal operations. Due to a failed water valve, water service was off for businesses on Hwy 50 between “F” Street and Holman Avenue while repairs to water lines on “I” Street were being made. The repair was made and water service […]
We want to hear from you! The pool is a busy place, and our visitors come here for a wide variety of reasons. In order to gain input on topics such as the schedule, Laura is putting together a focus group to meet on Monday, July 20 from 5:30 – 6:30pm at the Centennial Park […]
Please note that the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will close at noon on Friday, June 12, and be closed Saturday and Sunday. The Salida Cyclones Swim Team will be hosting the annual Alicia Leavitt Memorial Swim Meet. Spectators are welcome to come cheer on the home team! The Aquatic Center will reopen at 6 […]
Wow, today is the last day of school for kids in Salida! Summer time is very busy for us at the pool and with the rec department. Due to high demand from a wide variety of users, we change our pool schedule during the summer. This schedule change will begin on Monday, June 1 to […]
Join us for our annual School’s Out Free Swim Day on Tuesday, June 2! We’ll have free swimming from 3 – 8pm, and free burgers and hot dogs from 4 – 6pm. We look forward to celebrating the end of the school year with everyone next Tuesday!
Update: The pool is now open! We look forward to seeing you swimming today! Pool patrons, please note: the pool air heater has broken and needs to be repaired, and the new motor will not arrive until tomorrow morning. We are currently still open, but the pool and air temperature are falling. We may close […]
The sounds of kids in swim lessons filled the pool the entire month of April. For several hours each school day, the Longfellow Elementary School gym classes filed in and out of the pool by the bus load, each child splashing, bobbing, treading, breathing and, eventually, swimming! No matter the skill level, kids and their […]
A reminder to all users that the pool will be closed May 4 – 9 for spring cleaning and maintenance. We are scheduled to re-open at noon on May 10, and in honor of Mother’s Day, all moms swim free! Please check our website or facebook page for updates. If we do fall behind in […]
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.