Soaking Etiquette

To maximize the benefits of soaking and to ensure your safety and that of our employees, please follow these recommendations. If you have questions about these or other aspects of the property, ask the front desk staff upon arrival or contact us prior to your visit.



  • Please shower before entering the pools

  • Swim and soak at your own risk when no lifeguard is on duty.

  • Keep yourself and your belongings safe. Durango Hot Springs is not responsible for injury or loss. 

  • Observe a reasonable time limit for your soak; 15 minutes is recommended.

  • Soaking alone is not recommended.

  • After soaking, your body is tired. A rest time of 30 minutes is recommended.

  • Limit your consumption of alcohol. Please remember, long exposure and/or consumption of alcohol may cause dizziness, nausea or fainting.

  • Outside alcohol & all drugs are strictly prohibited.

  • Smoking of any kind is not permitted.

  • Outside food, picnics, birthday cakes and food deliveries are not allowed.

  • No glass please. Instead, bring a plastic or metal water bottle which can be filled and re-filled for free at our  hydration stations in the lobby. 

  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated throughout your visit.

  • Wear proper swim attire. No street clothes, underwear, pajamas, sweats or anything deemed inappropriate as swimwear by staff is allowed in the pools.

  • Fabric discoloration is possible. If this is a concern for you, we recommend bringing an extra swimsuit or wearing last year’s suit to soak at Durango Hot Springs.

  • Remove all jewelry or it will tarnish.

  • No Drone Zone. Durango Hot Springs is a no drone zone to respect the privacy of our guests while soaking.

  • We do not recommend pregnant women soak in the hot pools and suggest you speak with your physician before doing so.

  • No running, diving, excessive noise or boisterous play.  Lifeguards have the authority to stop any behavior they deem unsafe or inappropriate. Durango Hot Springs reserves the right to refuse service or remove uncooperative patrons from our property.

  • Children up to 15 require adult supervision in the small mineral pools (Quiet Zone) 

  • Swim diapers are required. They are available for purchase in our Gift Shop.

  • No flotation devices, life jackets or pool toys allowed. They are potentially dangerous.

  • Any person having an infectious or communicable disease or open wound is prohibited from entering the pools. If you have any medical conditions, please consult your medical doctor before soaking.

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