Eldorado Springs has been near and dear to my heart for years. I’ve been going to the spring to fill water bottles fresh from the mountain spring source since I was in my teens. Back in that day, there was only an aluminum trough and a hose as a spigot, and we all felt as though we knew a secret about the best water in the world. In our minds, Eldo (local’s-only slang!) was a “hidden canyon” outside of people’s attention, and a sweet spot to retreat to for hiking and visiting with friends.