What do you think the good points of Americans?
I like the way they seem to think the bigger something is, the better it is.
Everything from cups in a restaurant to pickup trucks running on the streets looks huge as if it were the symbol of wealth.
The world’s biggest hot spring pool is in the United States.
Hot Springs the President Loved
It is 2.5 hours’ drive from Denver to the spa city.
Surprisingly in the United States, the automobile society, you can drop in there from the train (Amtrak) station.
It can be said that Glenwood Hot Springs is one of the most famous spa cities in the country.
Once people called The Hotel Colorado “Little White House,” as Theodore Roosevelt loved staying there.
According to one explanation, a teddy bear was born from a stuffed toy given by this hotel to his family.
World biggest hot spring pool
Beside the Hotel Colorado, there is a historic bathhouse that was built in 1888, where symbolizes the spa city.
For a long time this area had been maintained by American Indians (Ute), but during the Gold Rush era, in the late 1800s, American settler established control over the place including hot springs.
You will see the world’s biggest hot spring pool (44,500 square feet) in front of the bathhouse.
The pool is divided into two; the larger one on the near side is tepid around 91 degrees F.
The smaller one is the therapy pool and the temperature is around 104 degrees F.
Water in both tubs is high in salt, so that you need to take care not to feel dizzy after taking a long bath.
Unfortunately, the water is chlorinated and you smell the bad odor that gets ruined the quality of the source.
What is worse is that they filter and add freshwater to the great water with emerald color of the source behind the facility, probably because most Americans recognize the smell of hydrogen sulfide as bad smell.
You can enjoy it in the better condition at this small hot spring fountain beside the pool.
Although there are several complaints in the way they use the water, the huge pool against the beautiful background of Colorado Mountains is worth seeing.
As the day ebbs, it is brightly lit.
Here is a “great” hot spring that Americans imagine.
Worse seeing huge pool
The way they use the water
|Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA|