Some People Drive For Hours Just To Drink From The Manitou Healing Springs In Colorado
There is no mistaking that water is the very best thing you can drink, but did you know that some water stands out as being better than others? Fortunately, some of this crystal-clear and healing water can be found right here in Colorado, and people will drive for hours for just a sip:
Welcome to the Manitou Healing Springs.
Located in - you guessed it! - Manitou Springs, the Manitou Healing Springs are a collection of incredibly pure mineral waters located around town and maintained by the Mineral Springs Foundation of Manitou Springs.
With a mission to “restore, protect, and publicize the natural mineral springs and to document their historic origins,” the Mineral Springs Foundation has managed to both maintain this precious source as well as make it easily accessible via 8 locations around town.
Dating back to well before the formation of the town, the healing mineral waters found in and around Manitou Springs have long been used by early Native Americans, miners, and tourists, thanks to the water's high amounts of alkalinity, calcium, chloride, and other minerals.
Fun fact: Manitou Springs was originally founded as a "scenic health resort," thanks to its famous waters that were long known to be healing.
When you visit today, bring a glass or an empty jug to collect your water, which is dispensed via intricate fountains and sculptures.
To learn more about this incredible Colorado resource - or to find a map with locations of the springs - please visit the Mineral Springs Foundation's
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