[Disappeared People] Trimble Hot Springs

What do you think is the evolution of humankind?

Is it science and technology, which has made our life easy?

It is said that in the 14th century the indigenous people living in the southwest Colorado were “disappeared.”

They might suggest another possibility of our evolution.

Mesa Verde National Park

Out of ancestors of American Indians, Anasazi left the largest buildings and their dwellings are designated a World Heritage site.

Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde

Photo by Tjflex2 – Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde (2016) / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The complex housings at the foot of the cliff were suddenly abandoned in the 14th century, and no one knows the reason.

Historical Hot Springs

To get to the spa facility, it is an hour drive from the visitor center of the national park.

Entrance

Hot springs gushing in this area were well known among American Indians.

A settler, Frank Trimble acknowledged the value and established a hot spring hotel in 1882.

In the beautiful premises, there is a big pool, which uses city water heated by hot springs.

Pool

At the back of this, you will find free-flowing tubs with hot spring water.

At the back of this, you will find free-flowing tubs with hot spring water!

Hot Tubs

The tubs are divided into two; the hotter one is around 109 degrees, and the other is around 102 degrees.

You will notice the water with slight metallic smell is carbonated near the water outlets.

Bubbles

Nowadays, Anasazi people disappeared from this area are considered one of the roots of American Indians such as Hopi.

They are said to have got back to nature abandoning cultural wealth so that they survived severe drought.

When the earth cannot allow humankind to increase, giving up a world of convenient may be another  possibility of our evolution.

Summary

😆 Pros

Characteristic carbonadoed water

😥 Cons

Tubs look too big to keep the water fresh

Trimble Hot Springs, Durango, Colorado, USA
Rating
Walk-in YES
Lodging YES
Official Website YES

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On the highway from Trimble Hot Springs to Ouray, you will find a colorful hill.

Pinkerton Hot Springs

Pinkerton Hot Springs, Durango, Colorado, USA

From the top of the deposit, carbonated hot spring water is gushing by itself.

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