Colorado Springs

by Mia Cardello

About Colorado Springs

At 6,035 feet, Colorado springs is over a mile high above sea level. Colorado Springs is located near the base of the famous mountains, Pikes Peak. The mountains stand over 8,000 feet above the city. The city is often referred to as The Springs. It is situated on Fountain Creek 65 miles south of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver.

Pagosa Hot Springs

The Great Pagosa Hot Springs

The Ute indains were one of the American indain tribes that once claimed ownership of the Great Pagosa Hot Springs. The "strong smell" of the Great Pagosa Hot Springs derives from its remarkably high mineral content. The Great Pagosa Hot Springs itself is 145 degrees Fahrenheit, which is much to hot for safe human use. The town of Pagosa Springs has created three fountains along the San Juan river walk, which utilize the highly mineralized geothermal water.