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Dunton Hot Springs
Thirteen Log Cabins

Sturdy, hand-hewn and authentic, the cabins contain a world of whimsy and elegance. Built in a circle around the Saloon and Dance Hall, they lie just steps from the wonderful bath house. At the other end of town is an open air chapel and tumbling waterfall.

All of Dunton's authentically restored log cabins are full of fascinating details. All the cabins are hand-built and, in some cases, by the original miners themselves. Lovingly restored, each possesses a distinct character. Tastefully decorated, they are full of unique artifacts and furnishings. Every window affords magnificent views of the mountains and the surrounding meadows.

San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies

Dunton Hot Springs lies across the mountain from Telluride. A number of major airlines provide daily service to the region through Durango, Telluride, Cortez and Montrose.
Horseback Riding in the high Rockies, Fly Fishing, Hiking, Mountaineering, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Trail Rides into the San Juans, Rafting on the Animas Rivers and Dolores Rivers, Photography & Fine Art instruction, Yoga, Hot Springs & Archeological Day Tours to the Desert

Take advantage of the gentle, rugged horses for high mountain rides, world class fly fishing on an exclusive nine-mile stretch of the West Fork of the Dolores. Perfect hiking and mountain bike trails, from easy to heart pounding. Expert guides can also be provided to help you summit the 14,000ft peaks or take you rock climbing in the surrounding San Juan peaks.

Imagine long before miners first eased their weary bones into Dunton Hot Springs the Ute Indians, roaming their summer hunting grounds, lazed in the restoring waters. Today you can soak up Dunton's hot springs, controlled by tectonic forces associated with the Triassic Dolores Formation. The springs are located on the trace of a north trending fault and encompass an area of approximately 0.3 square miles. There are many other seeps and springs in the area. Colorado's only Geyser (a tepid sulfuric spring) bubbles up every 45 minutes or so.

Winter Activities - Take to the groomed cross-country ski trails, or snowshoe through the vast surrounding meadows. And then there is skiing, heli-skiing, hiking, and even winter horseback riding in the canyon country surrounding our vineyard.


Dunton Hot Springs is a small and exclusive resort nestled deep in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies. This beautiful, historic corner of Colorado is just across the mountain from Telluride. Dunton Hot Springs Resort is a romantic ghost town, set in an extraordinary alpine valley. The resort offers a variety of day and overnight packages, and the entire town can be rented exclusively for corporate retreats, family reunions and weddings.
This perfectly restored ghost town thrives on contradictions; hand-hewn log cabins exquisitely furnished, a life-worn saloon serving food of startling quality, lung torturing trails followed by pampering massages, sensuous hot springs beneath shimmering snow banks. Free of cell phones, this romantic old mining town still provides high speed wireless internet access in every cabin.

Contradictions indeed; gentle tranquility or a host of breathtaking adventures. Dunton can steer you to adventures you've only dreamed of. Sturdy horses to penetrate the endless wilderness, helicopter skiing in a silent world of billowing powder, mountain biking, snow shoeing, hiking, from gentle to demanding, camping, fly fishing, river rafting, kayaking, the list is endless. Or perhaps more contemplative days exploring North America's most evocative archaeological sites, all within a short drive of the resort.

And the desert beckons, from the haunting beauty of Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly, deep in the Navajo Reservation, through the sculpted wilderness of "Valley of the Gods" to our own vineyard in McElmo Canyon. Or simply soaking for hours in our natural hot springs under an edgeless sky.

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