Ouray Hot Springs

Client Need:

Ouray Hot Springs decided to remodel their legendary hot springs. They brought on DHM Design to help them with their vision. One element they wanted to tie in was the culture of rock climbing in the area.


DHM worked with Colorado Hardscapes previously on some parks and knew of their capabilities, so they called on them for help with designing and building the rock wall at the pool’s edge. The rock artisans looked at the local geomorphology and geology along with the safety and experience levels desired for the pool climbers and helped create a rock climbing wall at the pool’s edge.


The wall appears to have come from the surrounding cliffs that swimmers and climbers see all around them while enjoying the hot springs. The overall renovation went very well and the new pools are a hit with the town and visitors.