Desert Reef Hot Springs – Florence, Colorado - Atlas Obscura

Desert Reef Hot Springs

Florence, Colorado

This naturally-sourced hot spring is now home to a clothing-optional resort. 


Fed by hot water that flows from more than 1,000 feet below the ground, the Desert Reef Hot Springs are naturally heated and have been a source of relaxation for many travelers.

These hot springs were inadvertently created when subsurface oil exploration led to a pool of hot water streaming from deep underground. Now home to a clothing-optional, family-friendly resort, these hot springs have fulfilled their destiny as a truly unique destination for naturalists and those looking to relax and become more in tune with the Earth.

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