Sunday, June 25, 2006
...A soak in Trimble Hot Springs
Saturday we went and spent the day with friend at Trimble Hot Springs. People have been soaking in the natural mineral spring located in the Animas valley, north of Durango for a very long time- including the nomadic Utes who claimed the valley for hunting for hundreds of years. Several establishments have been built near the springs starting with Frank Trimble built a "way station" in 1847. Three hotels over the years have been built near the "healing waters" and all of them have burn down. Marilyn Monroe, pictured above stayed here, during filming in around the Durango area- as did many movie stars from the golden era. Infact, not far away, is Baker's Bridge-over a small gorge, where Paul Newman and Robert Redford, were filmed jumping off the ridge for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
More on Durango illustrious past check out- http://www.durango.org/durangoarea/durangofamous.asp