Experience Colorado's many hot springs
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Some are resorts. Others are backcountry pools that take miles of hiking.
Debbi Miner of Leadville swims laps at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004. Miner swims in the 90 degree pool about three times a week. The hot springs in Nathrop, Colo., has two lower pools, a lap pool and a soaking pool, as well an upper pool that is opened in the summer months. Next to the lower pools is Chalk Creek with small hot springs on the edge where guest can soak. Guests can adjust the temperature of the springs by allowing more or less of the cold creek water to flow into the springs. The pool rates for people not staying at the lodge are $8 for adults (13 to 61), $5 for children (under 13) and $5 for seniors (62 and olders). Call 1.888.395.7799 or go online at www.mtprinceton.com for more information. Photo by Christian Murdock/The Gazette