JOYFUL JOURNEY HOT SPRINGS SPA
VALLEY VIEW HOT SPRINGS
Valley View Hot Springs is an isolated resort that lies at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo range just a short drive from where we are staying at Joyful Journey. There are several hot springs pools situated around the woods. The nonprofit Orient Land Trust owns and operates the springs. There are seven or so ponds beautifully laid out in an alpine forest. A dirt trail connects all the pools, with the furthest ones being the Top Ponds, at a 1/4-mile steep uphill hike. The view of the valley from the three top ponds is gorgeous.
Of the hot springs located in Colorado, about a third of them are clothing optional. Valley View is one of them. For our tour and experience we will remain clothed in our swimsuits and robes. Be prepared to be around people comfortably lounging around skyclad. Other options are available for those uncomfortable with visiting this site.
GREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL PARK
“Joyful Journey was a beautiful relaxing place to stay. Very comfortable in my room. Food was good and the hot springs were incredible. Loved my joyful journey!”
B. C. May 2019
The ceremonial yurt used during the retreat
Inside the labyrinth.
Aqua yoga (wet, hot yoga)
The back porch of your room.