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In a beautiful wilderness location, Conundrum Hot Springs are a secluded group of pools. Your visit there can be a secluded, outstanding experience if you pick your time carefully. Undeveloped, Conundrum is one of Colorado's most exquisite settings.
Conundrum Hot Springs
The larger pools average about 102 degrees F depending on the season but the pools vary in temperature and size. Some smaller pools are cooler because they are fed by a plastic pipe from higher sources. They make for great soaking and the pools are craters of rock worn into their present shape over years of visitation.
The larger pools have room for many people and are more than three feet deep. You will have great views of the alpine terrain and surrounding rocky spires, no matter which direction you face or which pool you favor.
Bright Flowers and Greens
Waterfalls and the bright flowers and greens of short life span plants are all around you, pockets of snow and steep avalanche chutes that almost never leave. You nearly are on top of the world at 11,200 feet in elevation.
Pockets of Snow
Marvel at the expanse of beauty and the clear view while you soak in your little hot spot high in the wilderness and look down the long valley you have just ascended. Native Indians and early miners savored the same view for generations.
Expanse of Beauty!
You may be amazed by the sight of more stars than you ever thought existed, so close you can reach out and take one to guide your way back to the tent, if you are blessed with clear skies and stay for the night. It doesn't get any better than this! You have earned the soothing warmth of water nearly perfect in temperature and this view. Savor the tingle in your toes and the pure pleasure of high, clear mountain air!
High, Clear Mountain Air!