About Dakota Hot Springs
Previously known as The Well at Brush Creek, Dakota Hot Springs is a former abandoned oil well located west of Pueblo in Penrose, CO. The well was abandoned in 1924 after Conoco found water instead of oil at a depth of 2000 feet.
This Colorado hot springs is situated in the Arkansas River Valley, in an area commonly referred to at the Banana Belt of Colorado (because of 350 sunny days a year and mild winter). You will have spectacular views of the Sangre De Christo and Rocky Mountains while soaking in these mineral waters.
There are a couple of sundecks, a changing area with lounge, and one large 70 foot diameter pool for soaking at Dakota Hot Springs. The pool has a depth of 3 to 5 feet. The water has no sulfur or rotten egg odor.
The water flows from the wellhead at 108 degrees into a 6 foot diameter circular tub. The remainder of the pool averages between 95 and 98 degrees.
Dakota Hot Springs is a clothing optional resort. On Tuesdays swimsuits are required. Alcohol is permitted but there is a strict no glass policy. This hot springs resort in Penrose may not have the luxurious spa treatment you may find at other hot springs resorts around Colorado, but that is part of the charm of soaking in a former oil well.
Dakota Hot Springs Info
1 Malibu Blvd.
US Hwy 50 West
Penrose, CO 81240
Type: Resort, Year-round
Temp: 95-98 degrees; 108 at wellhead
Swimsuit: Optional, except Tuesdays required
Single Female - $10.00 per person
Single Male - $15.00 per person
Couple (Male & Female) - $20.00 per couple
70' Diameter Pool at Dakota Hot Springs.
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View from "Bath-House" at Dakota Hot Springs.
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"South Deck" at Dakota Hot Springs.
"East Deck" at Dakota Hot Springs.
"Office" at Dakota Hot Springs.
"The House" at Dakota Hot Springs.
"The Cabana" at Dakota Hot Springs.