You’d Never Know One Of The Most Incredible Natural Wonders In Colorado Is Hiding In This Tiny Town
Colorado is home to some of the most incredible natural wonders in the country, many of which are widely known and famous and a few that are still relatively unknown. Today, we will be exploring one of the latter via this incredible natural wonder that’s hiding in a tiny Colorado town:
Welcome to the southwest town of Pagosa Springs and its Mother Spring.
As its name implies, the Mother Spring is a deep, natural pool that feeds all other area hot springs as temperatures reach a whopping 144 degrees.
Please note: Because of its high and dangerous temperatures, visitors are not allowed to soak in the Mother Spring.
While the source of most hot springs can be measured, the Mother Spring is so deep that no one knows its exact length, making it the deepest known hot spring in the world.
(To measure its depth, the Guinness Book of World Records came in with a 1,002-foot-long plumb line, but not even that could reach the bottom of the Spring!)
Though you cannot touch the Mother Spring - which feeds the pools at the Springs Resort and Spa plus other hot springs along the San Juan River - you can still get close to and see what an incredible natural wonder it is.
To learn more about the Mother Spring - or to plan your trip to see it -
please visit Pagosa Springs' official website.
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Address: Pagosa Springs, CO 81147, USA