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Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Association Pool

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1884. Northeast corner of U.S. 40 and 3rd St.

The original pool and frame bathhouse developed by town founder James Crawford has evolved into a large aquatic complex, designed by local architect Lincoln H. Jones. A 350-foot water slide—a fiberglass tube 4 feet in diameter—snakes down the hillside to discharge bathers into the pool. The restored historic source pool of this popular all-season watering hole is the starting point for a walking tour of seven of Steamboat's estimated 150 springs, which gush from the earth at temperatures ranging from 58 to 150 degrees F.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Association Pool", [Steamboat Springs, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 522-522.

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