Did you know that hot springs resorts with RV camping are an inexpensive way to spoil yourself with an affordable spa vacation? If you enjoy soothing your aches and pains in therapeutic waters, spoiling yourself with spa treatments and relaxing to a mellow vibe, consider adding a hot springs resort to your next travel itinerary.
The west is packed with dozens of hot springs resorts with RV camping. Each has a completely different atmosphere from the next. Some are very rustic while others are modern and sleek. A few are just gravel pools with hot water while many offer a hotel-like experience.
Most have very reasonable rates with RV camping included in the cost of your hot springs soak. From California to Colorado, Idaho to Arizona, you won’t be able to enjoy all of them in a single season.
Go on a Joyful Journey in Colorado
We’ll check out several of them in the coming months, but for now we’ll start with one that’s very easy to get to when you’re traveling through Colorado; Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa, Moffat Colorado.
If you find yourself traveling the Interstate 25 corridor and approaching the southernmost entrance to Colorado, Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa is an easy diversion for a day or two. Located at the foot of the majestic Sangre de Christo Mountains in the rugged San Luis Valley, Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa is a peaceful retreat where 100% artesan mineral water springs from the ground at over 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The hot water is gravity-fed into three different soaking pools that are kept at temperatures between 98 and 110 degrees.
Spa services include a wide variety of treatments and price levels for services like therapeutic and deep tissue massage, raindrop and hot stone therapy, aromatic facials, natural body wraps, reflexology treatments and more.
General admission to the resort is as low as $15 for the day but better yet stay overnight in the RV campground for as low as $55 a night including electricity hookups, all the soaking you want until checkout time, free towels, locker room facilities and a nice breakfast too.
The campsites are loosely arranged and can fit any size rig. Joyful Journey’s free wifi will reach every site too. During the busy season the campground might get full but don’t worry because you probably won’t get turned away. Management will often allow campers to stay in the tent section too.
Joyful Journey Hot Springs is located in the San Luis Valley in south central Colorado, 30 miles south of Salida on Hwy 17, 1 mile south of Hwy 285.
this is a great deal if you like hot springs. There are three pools of varying temperature. Everything was very clean; they even loan you fresh towels. Breakfast was a simple cold meal but adequate and well presented. Everyone that we dealt with was very nice and helpful. The sites are in a grassy field and simple but do have nice views. There is fresh water fill but no dump. The closest dump is in Salida where dumping is free at the municipal treatment
Often called “The O.G. of full-time RVing,” Rene Agredano and her husband Jim Nelson hit the road in a fifth wheel trailer in 2007, after their dog Jerry lost a leg to terminal cancer. Sixteen years later they are still traveling and sharing their nomadic adventures at LiveWorkDream. As a self-employed wordsmith, Rene shares her expertise for many RV industry videos, publications such as the Escapees RV Club Magazine, and has authored numerous books, including the Essential RVing Guide to National Parks, and Income Anywhere, a guide to earning money on the road. She has been featured in global media outlets including the PBS documentary “NATURE: Why We Love Cats and Dogs,” The Guardian Sunday Edition, and the Dan Pink book Free Agent Nation.