Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado

  • Located near the “Valley of the Gods” near Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, and a Navajo reservation.
  • Described as a “perfectly restored ghost town,” Dunton Hot Springs are made up of a quaint collection of historic mining cabins that have been carefully restored into an award-winning boutique hotel.
  • The on-site chef sources all of his ingredients locally and meals are paired with wonderful wines including local wines from  Sutcliffe Vineyards in Cortez.
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Remote Luxury in a Mining Enclave

For a taste of the true wild west, settle into your cabin in rural Dolores, Colorado, a remote corner of the state. First a gold and silver mining enclave in an unincorporated settlement in the late 1800s, Dunton Hot Springs is now an all-inclusive Relais & Chateaux retreat for adventurous travelers who long for time well-spent in the great outdoors. These breathtaking log structures, as well as the non-sulfurous hot springs and on-site spa, provide a luxurious respite after you fill your mornings and afternoons here with biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing. Regardless of the season during which you visit, Dunton Hot Springs is a vacation you will never forget.

Quick Facts

  • Established
  • Suggested Airport
    Durango La Plata County (DRO)
  • Elevation
    8,850 Feet

Fresh Things To Do

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  • The Great Outdoors

    The winding trails and towering peaks of the San Juan mountains beckon travelers from all corners of the world. Whether winter or summer, adventure is in no short supply at Dunton Hot Springs.

    Fly fishing. The Dolores River is positively teeming with cutthroat, rainbow, and brown trouts. At Dunton River Camp, just a short 10-minute drive from your cabin, an array of deep water habitats appeals to fly fishermen of all abilities.

    Horseback riding. For a surefooted ride on horseback, you needn’t venture off-site. Half-day and picnic rides can be scheduled. Additionally, when horses are on property at Dunton, 20-minute pony rides for children ages 6 and under are complimentary.

    Cross-country skiing. In the meadows neighboring Dunton, more than 6 miles of groomed trails await the slender movement of your skis. Gear and a packed lunch are available at an additional charge.

    Hot springs. The “lobster pots” of non-sulfurous, mineral-rich hot springs for which the boutique hotel is known will sooth your sore muscles at the end of each day.

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  • Forecasting Your Dunton Hot Springs Vacation

    Dunton Hot Springs and the region around Dolores, Colorado is a world-class destination for all seasons. The winter season offers conditions that are ideal for skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing and many other winter sports. The summer season takes advantage of the number of hiking and biking trails, nearby canyons for fly fishing, roaring rivers for rafting and kayaking and cliff walls for mountain climbing.


Map of Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado

Google Maps satellite images are not always up-to-date, especially in non-U.S. destinations. Some Inspirato accommodations are located in developments built after images were last updated. Our pin placements represent our best location estimates, but actual locations may vary.

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