18 Oct WorldSprings Brings the Dead Sea to Glenwood Springs
WorldSprings brings the Dead Sea to Glenwood Springs
WorldSprings is set to introduce a remarkable addition to its repertoire of Experience Pools — the Dead Sea can be experienced in Glenwood Springs, Colorado!
The landlocked Dead Sea is celebrated as the saltiest body of water on our planet, renowned for its hyper-salinity and legendary healing properties, and it’s coming to WorldSprings.
As it stands, WorldSprings boasts an impressive lineup of 10 adults-only pools, each meticulously formulated to mimic famed healing waters from across the globe. The pièce de resistance, coming in October, is the Dead Sea Pool, an enticing addition to this already magnificent array of soaking experiences.
Landon Langer, the Facilities Manager at WorldSprings, clarifies that the Dead Sea isn’t technically a hot spring, but it fits with the mission to deliver the most comprehensive and singular soaking experiences to guests all in one place.
WorldSprings has previously featured the Dead Sea mineral formula in a more compact soaking pool, which has consistently delighted guests. In a new twist, the upscale riverside soaking hub will be elevating the experience even further by transforming the lower Confluence Pool, which holds 20,000 gallons of water, into the largest Experience Pool on the premises.
Now, let’s dive into the Dead Sea itself. This salt lake is situated in the Middle East and shares borders with both Israel and Jordan. It’s a place of exceptional salinity, approximately ten times saltier than the Pacific Ocean, a characteristic that renders it almost entirely devoid of life. Hence its evocative name — the Dead Sea. Furthermore, it sits at the lowest dryland point on Earth, a staggering 1,410 feet below sea level!
The Dead Sea’s fame, however, extends beyond its unique physical properties. Situated in the heart of the Holy Land, this region has deep-rooted associations with religious practices. Historical anecdotes and tales abound:
- During the biblical era, a sect of Judaism known as the Essenes sought refuge in caves and left behind a profound historical record, the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were serendipitously discovered by shepherds in the 1940s.
- The southeastern shores of the Dead Sea are believed to have been the locations of Sodom and Gomorrah, the cities obliterated in the Book of Genesis. It is here that Lot’s wife, who famously looked back, is said to have been transformed into a pillar of salt.
- Ein Gedi, now a nature reserve in the vicinity, is believed to be the place where a young King David concealed himself from Saul, who was in relentless pursuit.
- In the annals of history, King Herod I, known for his despotic reign from 37 B.C. to 4 A.D., built one of the world’s first health retreats on the edge of the Dead Sea.
Across the ages, people have been drawn to the Dead Sea, captivated by its rich historical religious and therapeutic significance.
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