Starting at the Dunton Hot Springs estate, several cross-country ski slopes snake off into the surrounding mountains. It's not unusual to discover traces left by wild animals as you ski at your own pace on the pristine snow. Downhill skiing is also one of the best ways to discover Colorado. Lost among the tall pines of the San Juan Mountains and shrouded in silence, embark on a voyage of discovery.
The legend of the American West
In the heart of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Dunton Hot Springs will transport you to the prosperous Gold Rush era. The hand-built wooden log cabins have been restored. The Saloon, with its hardwood period bar, has retained many of its original materials. The lanterns lining the pathways, the Western-style posters displayed on the walls, and the unobstructed view of the San Juan Mountains provide the finishing touches to an authentic Far West experience. Butch Cassidy himself would be right at home strolling through the Saloon door.
Imagine a dazzling white blanket covering the mountains and the roofs of the wooden chalets. As the day draws to a close, you slip off your snowshoes or skis. Tucked away in the middle of the snow, a natural hot spring releases plumes of steam. You immerse yourself slowly into the water.. In the river or even directly from its Well House chalet, Dunton Hot Springs offers no fewer than six ways to enjoy the benefits of the waters.
With your hat firmly on your head and your senses alert, why not work on perfecting your cast? On the Dolores River with only stags, moose, and coyotes for company, a teacher will show you how to cast like a pro. The West Fork of the Dolores River is recognised by many guides as one of the best places for fly-fishing in North America.
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