Radium Hot Springs

MODERATE 29 reviews

Radium Hot Springs is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bond, Colorado that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
328 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

hot springs

river

views

wildlife

muddy

scramble

hiking
16 hours ago

Everyone complaining about to many people probably went during peak tourist time or a weekend. I went on a Thursday morning around 9 and I was the only one on the trail and in the springs. Short steep incline to start but once to the top its all flat. Short easy scramble to the springs. There's two ways you can go. One goes around and walks next to the river, the other goes straight to the spring.

11 days ago

Overrated

30 days ago

It looks good from pics

hiking
1 month ago

Very crowded, party atmosphere, and everyone there was stoned and left no room in the hot spring (4pm). Maybe try early morning before they all show up.

2 months ago

Fun little trail

River was busy, lots of rafters, but everyone was friendly and polite.

backpacking
2 months ago

I only gave this trail 3 stars because it just wasn't for us. This trail is referred to as "THE party stop" on the Colorado River, according to one River Ranger. On a weekend, if you're up for a festive, party atmosphere with people watching, including dare devils cliff-jumping from 40-50 feet and rafters / paddle boarders, loud music starting from early afternoon to 1 AM, and revelry of the like, then this is for you. If quieter, more serene backpacking is for you, the River Ranger recommended coming during the week or not at all. After the short scramble up, it is easy for 2 people to share carrying in a cooler or box of firewood -- as close to car camping as you can get without the car.

hiking
3 months ago

Boondocked at Mugrage Campground (at the trailhead, free dispersed camping up to 14 days with a pit toilet and a running creek within easy walking distance from all sites, but otherwise no hookups) and hiked in to the hot springs. About a 20-30 minute hike, depending on dalliances. Distance ain't bad, but prepare for some steep trekkin' on the trailhead and some light rock climbin' to get down to the pool from the cliff, but nothing requiring specific climbin' gear. Secure footwear and hands are all y'need. Highly suggest recording the trail through the app your first time with gps on to make sure you don't head off on the wrong prong of a fork - there are a few enroute. Definitely go hands-free for ease of climbing and pack as light as you feel comfortable climbin' with. Be aware also that afternoons in this neck of the woods can bring ferocious electrical storms, so either plan to ride out the storms (rain, lightning, and wind as possible conditions during the current season) by hunkerin' down in a rock crevice with rain gear or cross the high road back over the trail before they hit. Looked to be spots around the cliff over the spring to set up a small campsite for y'all backpackers, and no posting against it. The spring itself was delightfully effervescent and warm enough for daylight soakin'. Plenty of soft algae to stroke! With guidin' season, you should see kayakers and rafters rollin' past on the Colorado river, as well as the roar of the passing trains.

4 months ago

Beautiful.... the drive, the hot springs, the view of the trains driving by while you soak... amazing. The hot springs is pretty small, but it was perfect on a Monday afternoon. About 7 other people were there. The hike is short and simple. When you see the warning sign look to the left and that’s where the trail leads you to the hot springs. Not muddy and the water was a perfect 80 degrees.

hiking
6 months ago

This is a must!! I will definitely be returning in a few weeks. My friends and I took one wrong turn which took us the complete wrong way...so we took the scenic route but still made it! I recommend finding a map or concrete trail directions because there are a lot of junctions. The trail was super muddy so be prepared to slide and get your shoes dirty! You do have to scramble down a few rocks to get to the spring but it's pretty easy, just stay hands free. We were in the hot spring for hours! It was so warm and beautiful. Such an awesome experience. Happy hiking!!

hiking
9 months ago

The hike is nothing special or remarkable nice. The area doesn't exactly look like "moderately trafficked". This would make it a 3 star at most. However the drive is breathtaking and the location is just amazing. The river, the pool literally IN the river, the tracks, the mountains around... So if you are on a trip to Hot Sulphur or to Steamboat with friends that are not used to the Rockies: This will give them an unforgettable impression.

camping
10 months ago

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Make sure you go down to the warning sign. We passed it and ended up about a half mile too far down the trail. Went during rafting season so there were a ton of people. Planning to go back in the fall, and earlier in the day!

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Great hike! Same thing happened to us. We trailed 2miles past the springs but still ended up down by the River! The Springs are right before the WARNING sign. Take the right route when you're climbing down the rocks towards the hot spring...

hiking
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Trail was pretty easy but someone had knocked the carine over that defines the end of the trail. There is another trail that attaches to the hot springs one and we ended up hiking for 2 miles past the springs. Nice day so no big deal. The springs though were engulfed by the river because it is high season. Just something to be aware of if you want to soak in the spring don't go during high season.

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