Steamboat Springs in Routt County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The most fragrant of the springs is the Sulphur Spring, with it odiferous sulphur gas, regarded by the native Indian tribes as having special curative powers. Animals such as deer, elk, black bear and horses have a particular craving for the odiferous waters. On several stones you will find tie rings used by early settlers to tether their horses. The nearby lake is fed by numerous springs, including the famous Sweetwater Spring.
Please be advised that the waters in these springs are natural flowing and untreated. Drinking from the springs may cause illness or discomfort.
Erected by City of Steamboat Springs.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 40° 29.378′ N, 106° 50.504′ W. Marker is in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in Routt County. Marker can be reached Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Steamboat Springs CO 80487, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Steamboat Springs Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Steamboat Spring (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Changing Yampa (about 400 feet away); Chamber Celebrates Centennial (approx. 0.6 miles away).
Also see . . . Steamboat Springs, Colorado (Wikipedia). The area surrounding Steamboat Springs was originally inhabited by the Yampatika band of the Ute Tribe Utes, who hunted in the valley during the summer. Trappers began to move through the area during the first decades of the 19th century. Upon first hearing a chugging sound, early trappers believed that a steamboat was coming down the river. When the trappers saw that there was no steamboat, and that the sound was coming from a hot spring, they decided to name the spring Steamboat Springs. (Submitted on September 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.