If you plan on camping back here to get to Conundrum Hot Springs, then you'll need to get a permit online before you go. If one wishes to hike to the Conundrum Hot Springs that requires a two day investment, and sleeping out one night. Make sure you bring good hiking shoes, sandals for the river crossing and for the hot springs, swimsuit, towel, etc. The U.S. Forest Service released details of the new permit system for camping … Mexico City, Mexico 410 contributions 125 helpful votes. If you plan on camping back here to get to Conundrum Hot Springs, then you'll need to get a permit online before you go. We thought we would either do the West Face route (25.3 in Roach) or the West Ridge route (25.5 in Roach). You must get a permit in order to camp at the springs. Lightweight camp stoves are recommended. Once you arrive at the hot springs prepare to be wowed by the panoramic views of mountains and wildflowers. Weekend it gets crowded. Make sure you bring good hiking shoes, sandals for the river crossing and for the hot springs, swimsuit, towel, etc. Fires are not permitted at these sites and within 1/4 mile of the lake. It can be a bit crowded on nice summer days but everyone is friendly. There's a parking lot another 1 mile down, which where the trail begins to take you 8.5 miles to Conundrum Hot Springs. There is camping at Conundrum Hot Springs with 20 different sites available each night. Helpful. Please Note: Conundrum Springs camping requires an overnight permit. The main attraction on this trail is the Conundrum Hot Springs which is approximately 9 miles from the Copper Creek Trailhead. A map is included at the end of this document for reference. Only a few natural hot springs like this one are left undisturbed by man. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from June until October. From Crested Butte, follow the Gothic Road, FSR #317, for approximately 6 miles to the intersection with FSR #317.3A. Camping anywhere near the hot springs requires a permit allowing you to camp at one of 19 designated sites. Be sure you have a permit which is required for camping overnight. Hands down best hike I've ever done. Camping at hot springs is a fantastic way to save money and soak in a lot of hot springs on your road trip. Overview An epic day trip or a mellow backpack, Conundrum Hot Springs is a must-do for any Coloradan. Hike up camp and enjoy the hot springs everyone we met were fantastic. This permit must be acquired in advance at recreation.gov. There is very little water along the route. Date of experience: June 2016. Aspen Tourism; Aspen Hotels; Aspen Bed and Breakfast; Aspen Holiday Rentals; Aspen Packages; Flights to Aspen; Aspen Restaurants; Aspen Attractions; Aspen Travel Forum This trail is in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. 3463 Las Palomas If you plan on camping back here to get to Conundrum Hot Springs, then you'll need to get a permit online before you go. Campsites can hold between two and six people, and a permit allows groups to stay up to three nights during peak season. Make sure you bring good hiking shoes, sandals for the river crossing and for the hot springs, swimsuit, towel, etc. The hike is around 8.5 miles on way. The Conundrum Hot Springs are located 8.5 miles from Conundrum Creek Trailhead off Castle Creek Road in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. 575-434-7200 Hot Springs too easily reached, and too many people there, and not "remote" enough. Each designated campsite in the, CAMPFIRES ARE PROHIBIITED at all designated sites at Conundrum Hot Springs and above 10,800 feet. Forest Service Home | USDA.gov | recreation.gov | Recreation Customer Service Standards | USA.gov | Whitehouse.gov, Plug-Ins | FOIA | Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Important Notices | Information Quality, https://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/cs/recarea?ss=110308&navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&cid=FSE_003738&navid=110240000000000&pnavid=110000000000000&position=generalinfo&recid=33168&ttype=recarea&pname=Conundrum%20, permit must be acquired in advance at recreation.gov. The hot spring complex contains two main pools and four smaller springs with a combined approximate discharge of 130 GPM, and max avg. email us, Smokey Bear District Supervisor's Office Finally, we decided that we would try Castle Peak from the west from a base camp near the Conundrum Hot Springs. Conundrum Hot Springs is a scenic place, which is in a bucket list of every Coloradan. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/conundrum-hot-springs-and-peak-trail Read more. Campfires are not allowed at this elevation because they consume wood, accumulate trash, and kill fragile alpine vegetation. If you plan on camping back here to get to Conundrum Hot Springs, then you'll need to get a permit online before you go. Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful! At 11,200 feet, the Conundrum Hot Springs are among the highest hot springs in North America.There are several pools of varying size and temperature. Choose wisely based on weather conditions and how far you'd like to walk after getting out from a long soak. 575-885-4181. HUMAN WASTE:  Human waste bags (WAG) bags are highly recommended. Date of experience: June 2016. The temperature averages 100° F. The small pools tend to be little cooler.The pools were formed in existing craters or rock through years of visitation. 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