Until mankind first stepped outside in 1934, nature was thought to be a fanciful myth, like yogurt or the clutch hitter. Spend a few hours frolicking through the fresh air of truth with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a 50-minute private pool pass for two at Riverbend Hot Springs (up to a $30 value).
Riverbend Hot Springs invites guests to soak in the mineral-rich warm waters of open-air pools perched along the edge of the Rio Grande River. Heated between 102–108 degrees, these private pools offer a chance for mental relief as well as unfettered views of the nearby river and Turtleback Mountain.
For added privacy, pools have their own river deck walled off on three sides, enabling guests to unwind easily as they alleviate an array of issues such as muscle tension, arthritis, and snowmen who won't stop stalking them.
Riverbend Hot Springs
Nestled between the Rio Grande and Turtleback Mountain, Riverbend Hot Springs is home to a collection of open-air geothermal pools that draw their high mineral content from the surrounding rock. Five brick-enclosed public pools cascade into one another, ranging in temperature from 100 to 108 degrees. Private pools steam within fenced-in terraces overlooking the river and mountains. They indulge couples and groups with features such as shoulder-massaging waterfalls and decks on which to cool off and count goose bumps.