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Pure Gold: Eldorado Natural Spring Water Takes Top Honors at International Water Tasting.

[Louisville, CO, February 28, 2024] – Eldorado Artesian Springs, Inc. proudly announces its remarkable achievement at the 34th Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition, where it clinched the esteemed Gold Medal for the best-tasting non-carbonated water.

2024_gold_medal_animEldorado Natural Spring Water, known for its commitment to purity and excellence, stood out among a global pool of competitors, impressing judges with its exceptional quality, clarity, and unparalleled taste. The Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition, renowned as the longest-running and most prestigious event of its kind, attracts entries from water producers worldwide, making Eldorado's Gold Medal victory a testament to the brand's dedication to delivering an unmatched drinking experience.

The 34th edition of the Berkeley Springs Water Tasting Competition, brought together a panel of experienced and discerning judges to evaluate entries based on multiple criteria, including taste, aroma, mouthfeel, and overall impression. Eldorado Natural Spring Water emerged victorious in the non-carbonated water category, receiving the highest recognition for its exceptional flavor profile and purity.

Having received the Silver Medal multiple times in the past, Jeremy Martin, co-founder and Director of Marketing at Eldorado Natural Spring Water said, "We are thrilled and honored to receive the Gold Medal at the Berkeley Springs Water Tasting Competition. This prestigious award is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing our customers with the purest and best-tasting natural spring water you will find anywhere in the world. This achievement reflects the dedication of our team and the exceptional quality of our water source."

The source of the water, an artesian spring, emanates from 8,000 feet deep beneath Eldorado Springs, Colorado (just outside Boulder, Colorado) and is one of the most unique water sources in the world. An immense, natural artesian spring pressure forces the water (which has been tested and found to be 6,000 years old) through a layer of sandstone up to the surface in Eldorado Springs. This natural filtering system, produces a crisp and refreshing taste that has now been officially recognized on the global stage as the best tasting water you will find anywhere in the world.

In addition to winning the Gold Medal, Eldorado Natural Spring Water remains committed to environmental sustainability, utilizing eco-friendly packaging and implementing responsible water sourcing practices.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Jeremy Martin
Co-founder & EVP

About Eldorado Natural Spring Water:

Eldorado Natural Spring Water is a leading provider of premium natural spring water, committed to delivering a crisp and refreshing drinking experience. Sourced from a pristine location, the water undergoes a natural filtration process to ensure purity and exceptional taste. With a dedication to environmental sustainability, Eldorado Natural Spring Water combines excellence with responsibility in every drop.





The Gazette Exposes Colorado's Treasure

According to an article in The Gazette, Eldorado Canyon, has for generations tested the body, mind and spirit of climbers holding fast to a pure sense of the sport. Following is an excerpt from that article.

“Eldorado Canyon represents a high point in the history of climbing, when people had stopped using pitons and they were using just hand-placed protection and pushing the limits as much as they could,” says Steve Bartlett. " 

The result: “It’s not like a lot of climbing areas today, where you’re presented with a wall and can see the routes up it, and it’s just easy to see what’s going on,” Brink says. “It’s complex.”

Imagination and creativity. Strength and will. The lasting qualities at Eldorado Canyon today.

Yep, that's our canyon!


AboutBoulder Explores Awe-Inspiring Eldorado Canyon

Eldorado Canyon State Park is an amazing place place to experience the beauty of autumn that Colorado provides. In this blog article from the good folks at AboutBoulder, they explore the park and the many ways to enjoy the fall colors at Eldorado Canyon State Park.  Here's a short excerpt:

The beauty of Eldorado Canyon State Park is undeniable. Located in Boulder, Colorado, the park offers stunning views of the canyon and its surrounding foliage. As the fall season approaches, the foliage of the canyon takes on a kaleidoscope of colors. From the vibrant oranges and yellows of the aspen trees to the deep reds of the oaks, the canyon is a sight to behold. Visitors to the park can take in the stunning views while exploring the trails or simply enjoying a picnic with friends and family...

Eldorado Canyon State Park is a beautiful destination for any outdoor enthusiast looking to take in the fall colors. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll through the park, an adrenaline-filled rock climb, or a peaceful day of fishing, Eldorado Canyon State Park has something for everyone. The park’s unique landscape and stunning views make it a must-visit destination this fall. So don’t wait – grab your hiking shoes and head out to Eldorado Canyon State Park for a day of fun and adventure. Enjoy the crisp air, the changing leaves, and the breathtaking views that only Eldorado Canyon State Park can offer.

Click here to read the entire article (and we encourage you to do so!)


How Running To Water Can Jumpstart Your Sense of Adventure

We found a fun article in WomensRunning.com, entitled the above. It describes the exhilaration of running to the "Eldo Pool."  Here's an excerpt.

My friend Sara and I thought we were so clever naming our Strava trail run “Poolgrimage.” I thought of the name in the first mile of our run of the Mesa Trail out of Chautauqua Park in Boulder, Colorado, because I was carrying a bikini in my hydration pack and we were on a one-way pilgrimage to the Eldorado Springs Pool, 6.7 miles from where we started. 

For me, running to water is key. Whether it’s one-way, looped, or out-and-back, with friends or with dog, to a pool or to a lake, the liquid destination makes for a running adventure that will keep me plotting the next one as soon as I’m home. 

You will find the entire article here. There's no doubt that running to is a kick... as long as you take plenty of (Eldorado Natural Spring) water with you to drink. 

Boulder Spirits Wins Double Gold At 2023 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

whiskeyAccording to a recent news article in Yellow Scene (partially quoted below), Boulder Spirits, makers of award-winning American single malt and bourbon whiskey, recently announced that its small batch single malt release (The Trailhead) won a double gold medal at the 2023 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC).

“We’re very proud of The Trailhead single malt whiskey, and we’re thrilled to receive a double gold medal from a prestigious competition like the SFWSC,” said Boulder Spirits Cofounder Alastair Brogan. “This whiskey rating helps support the strength and possibilities for the American single malt category, and we’re excited to be part of it.”

There's also a nice video regarding the award-winning The Trailhead success, here. Pay close attention to the bottle on the right side of the table... yep, it's one of ours.

We at Eldorado Springs are proud of Boulder Spirits, and prouder still that they have made the decision (like several other local distilleries) to use Eldorado Natural Spring Water in the making of their products. They all know that the best tasting water in the U.S. makes the best tasting spirits.


To read the entire article, click here.


Drinking Purified Water Is Not Always Necessary — Here's Why

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GreenMatters.com, whose website introduces them as being "for people looking to live more sustainably, fight the climate crisis, and learn about environmental justice" recently published the above-titled article, which was in agreement with our blog post, The Problem With Purity: Why Natural Spring Water Beats Purified Water. In fact, they even referenced that blog post in theirs!

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Why is purified water bad for you?

The main problem with purified water is that it's too clean. There are plenty of toxins and metals in unregulated water, but there are also minerals in drinking water that we need to be healthy, such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium, according to El Dorado Natural Spring Water.

Unfortunately, water purification systems don't discriminate when it comes to what's in the water, and they take away the good with the bad. This makes it that much harder to get those needed minerals into the body. And since drinking water is such a simple task, we now have to go the extra mile for our health.

According to the CDC, fluoride is added to a lot of water to help drinkers have strong teeth. This practice started in the 1940s, and in 2018, it was estimated that 73 percent of the U.S. population had access to fluoridated water. Although this is generally seen as a good thing in terms of dental hygiene, it's also a bit of a controversial issue.

To read the complete article, click here.


How Stranahan’s and Eldorado are turning water into whiskey

We are always delighted when a publication decides to do an article on or related to Eldorado Springs or Eldorado Natural Spring Water. Our friends at MetMedia, The Student Voice of MSU Denver have recently published an article about our long relationship with Stranahan's. Portions of that article are below. We would like to point out that while the article is a bit unclear on the topic, we are proud to offer BPA-free bottles.


Water is all around — even in a local favorite distillery, Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey.

Located at 200 South Kalamath Street in Denver, Colorado, Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is a single malt American whiskey. It was first introduced in 2004 by Jess Graber and George Stranahan, two friends who shared a passion for whiskey and the outdoors.


Stranahan’s uses Eldorado Natural Spring Water throughout every stage of the distilling process. Founded in April 1983, Eldorado has provided the distillery with freshwater for decades.

Located just outside of Boulder, Colorado, their water is provided by natural rain and snow runoff that is pushed into an aquifer nearly 8,000 feet underground. Although the drought of the midwest has deeply impacted precipitation and evaporation of water, groundwater systems are thousands of years old and virtually unaffected by the drying climate.

There is no chemical treatment done to the water in any way. Instead, “Our water is considered an artesian spring, and that’s because it’s coming from so deep down,” said Jeremy Martin, Executive Vice President of Eldorado Artesian Springs. “It’s getting filtered through the sandstone.”

Check out the article in full here. (Note: "Plastic containers have recycle codes on the bottom. Some, but not all, plastics that are marked with recycle codes 3 or 7 may be made with BPA. Eldorado Natural Spring Water uses bottles that are BPA free.")


Eldorado Natural Spring Water Celebrates 40th Year Anniversary

(Louisville, Colorado - April 1, 2023) Eldorado Artesian Springs, Inc. is proud and excited to announce that it has now been serving the Colorado community for 40 years. Eldorado Artesian Springs, Inc. was founded by Doug Larson, Jeremy Martin and Kevin Sipple in 1983 when the company became the owner of 40 acres of land, the artesian springs, eleven wells, water rights, a bottling plant, a warehouse, the resort pool, and numerous other homes and buildings in Eldorado Springs, CO. Continuous growth over the years necessitated expansion and in 2001, Eldorado built a 38,000 sq. foot state-of-the-art bottling and distribution facility. The company relocated headquarters and operations to this new facility in Louisville, CO in August 2001.
Eldorado Springs has long been a destination spot. The Eldorado swimming pool, owned by Eldorado Artesian Springs, Inc. has been a source of summer fun for generations of families in our Colorado community. Rich with history, the company is dedicated to keeping this tradition alive for future generations to come. In July 2018 Eldorado received approval from Boulder County commissioners for a complex and thorough historic preservation project, in line with its historic landmark designation, which is progressing towards an anticipated opening later this summer. 
According to Executive Vice President and co-founder Jeremy Martin, “We are extremely excited to celebrate both our 40th anniversary AND the grand re-opening of the newly renovated swimming pool and resort this spring and summer. It is an honor to serve our community, and we have been extremely fortunate to have sustained a steadily increasing popularity within our Colorado home state.”
Eldorado Natural Spring Water is sourced naturally from a 6,000 year old reservoir located 8,000 feet underground in the Eldorado Springs Canyon near Boulder. This artesian spring is one of the most unique water sources in the world. Underground water pressure forces the water through a layer of sandstone up to the surface which creates a natural filtering system. Unlike manufactured, filtered water systems that remove the naturally occurring electrolytes and minerals—or tap water that introduces artificial fluoride and chlorine (and sometimes contaminants), Eldorado’s spring water is safe and all natural… because you just can’t manufacture natural.
For more information about Eldorado Natural Spring Water, the 40th Anniversary, or the re-opening of the Eldorado Springs Pool, please contact Jeremy Martin at jeremym@eldoradosprings.com
or 303-604-3017.



Famous People Visit Eldorado Springs

It was true then, and it should certainly be true now: famous people (or even people who WANT to be famous), visit Eldorado Springs, Colorado.

In a recent article in About Boulder, titled "Famous people who have visited Eldorado Springs" they provide a partial list of the many famous people who frequented Eldorado Springs in the past.

The article explains, "The name 'Eldorado' comes from the Spanish word for 'the golden one' and refers to the town’s early mining history. The area was originally settled by miners in the late 1800s who were drawn to the region by the discovery of gold.

"Eldorado Springs became a popular destination for health-seekers in the early 1900s when the benefits of the town’s natural springs were discovered. The water from the springs is said to have therapeutic properties due to its high mineral content, and the town quickly became a destination for those seeking health and relaxation.

"Over the years, Eldorado Springs has played host to a number of famous visitors. Some of the notable people who have visited or lived in the town include:

  1. Dwight Eisenhower – the former US President visited Eldorado Springs on a number of occasions in the 1950s and 60s.
  2. Henry Ford – the founder of the Ford Motor Company was a regular visitor to Eldorado Springs in the early 1900s.
  3. Helen Keller – the deaf and blind author and activist visited Eldorado Springs in 1950.
  4. Mary Pickford – the silent film star owned a cabin in Eldorado Springs that she used as a retreat.
  5. Billy Wilder – the Academy Award-winning film director and screenwriter was a regular visitor to Eldorado Springs in the 1950s."

Click here for even more information about this amazing place we call home, the source of our award-winning Eldorado Natural Spring Water, and please come see us, anytime!




Whisky vs Whiskey – What’s the Difference?

Have you ever wondered about the (mis)spelling of whisky/whiskey? Well apparently, there's actually a difference. Alloutdoor has a series of articles around Spirited Arms. In #3 of the series, they explain the difference between whisky and whiskey? Apparently, a lot of the spelling difference has to do with the country of origin:

Whiskey: wood, barrel-aged spirits from grain distilled in America and/or Ireland
Whisky: wood, barrel-aged spirits from grain distilled in Scotland, Japan, Canada, and several other countries

Our favorite part of the article is when, in talking about the brand of whiskey TINCUP, they point out that the water for the whiskey comes from, you guessed it, Eldorado Natural Spring Water. 

Check out the article in full here.




Colorado town home to some of 'best tasting' water in world, according to experts

This excerpt from Out There Colorado's website was posted October, 2022.


If you're picky about how your water tastes, there's a Colorado town that should definitely be on your radar.

Located in Boulder County, Eldorado Springs has a long history of receiving international recognition for its great tasting water, which can be found in bottled form around the state, recognizable by its blue and yellow label.

Most recently, Eldorado Natural Spring Water was ranked as the best tasting non-carbonated bottled water in the US and second best in the world in 2021.

Check out the article in full here.



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Take A Hike to the Remains of Colorado’s Historic Crags Hotel

An interesting in-depth article from Townsquare Fort Collins - Townsquare NoCo


Eldorado Canyon State Park provides some awesome glimpses into the history of the Centennial State. This article takes the reader on a virtual hike through Eldorado Canyon State Park, starting with Eldorado Springs. Rattlesnake Gulch Trail leads to the old ruins of the Crags Hotel, some great views, old railroads, a hundred year's old wagon trail, rock walls and fountains. We hope you will find this as interesting as we did.


Check out the article in full here.



Town of Douglas, MA

In Search of Eldorado

This excerpt from the town of Douglas, MA's website was posted June, 2022.


The City of Douglas, MA is apparently in search of Eldorado. It recently answered the question: "Where Is Eldorado Springs Colorado?" They also asked and answered several other good questions, like:

  • "What is there to do in Eldorado Springs?"
  • "What is Eldorado Canyon State Park known for?"
  • "What is in Eldorado Springs?"
  • "Can you swim in Eldorado Canyon?"
  •  "Can you drive Eldorado Canyon State Park?"

But the question (and answer) we liked best was "Is Eldorado Springs the best water in Boulder?"

They also included this nice video of the park.


Check out the article in full here.




CU Alumni Own Eldorado Artesian Springs

The following is an excerpt from an article in the Colorado Alumni Magazine
March 11, 2022  By Christie Sounart

Less than eight miles south of CU Boulder, off of Hwy. 93 and up the scenic Eldorado Canyon, one of Colorado’s busiest state parks welcomes visitors of all kinds. Steep Canyon walls lure rock climbers. Fish are plentiful. Scenic hiking trails are accessible year round.

But perhaps the area’s best highlights one often unnoticed — an aquifer thousands of feet below the Flatirons, releasing naturally filtered water through an artesian spring.

For nearly 40 years, CU alumni have helped maintain the purity of the spring’s water and have sold millions of gallons of water to local and national customers through the bottled water company Eldorado Artesian Springs.

“We regard our company as guardians of the spring,” said Doug Larson (Fin’78), who founded the business with friends Jeremy Martin (IntlBus’77) — whom he's known since middle school — and Kevin Sipple (Psych’77), whom he met in highschool. “The water is truly special.”

Read the full article


2021 Berkely Springs International Water Tasting Winner

Eldorado Natural Spring Water Voted Best in the U.S.

LOUISVILLE, Colo.June 9, 2021

Colorado-headquartered Eldorado Natural Spring Water finished second in the world, first in the United States, at Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting

Eldorado Natural Spring Water was voted the best bottled water in the United States, and the second best bottled water in the world, at the prestigious and long-running Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition hosted annually in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.

Water entrants spanned five continents and fourteen countries, with United States entries submitted from nineteen states. 2021 marks the third time in the past six years that Eldorado Natural Spring Water has been voted the best water in the U.S. (2016, 2019, 2021)

 2021 Best tasting bottled water

Judges spent hours tasting and selecting from waters sourced from around the world. Under instruction by water expert Arthur von Wiesenberger, the nine-member judging panel examined and tasted each water under guidelines similar to a wine tasting. Waters were rated for attributes including appearance, aroma, taste, mouth feel, and aftertaste in categories ranging from municipal water, to sparkling, purified, and bottled water. "It was another wonderful year for the longest-running and largest water tasting in the world," said von Wiesenberger. "Berkeley Springs is truly the Olympics of water." 

The natural artesian springs where Eldorado Natural Spring Water's bottled water is sourced emanate from one of the most unique water sources in the world. Rain and snow pass from the Continental Divide to a deep aquifer, and the water is then forced through a layer of sandstone to the surface in Eldorado Springs, Colorado. Hundreds of acres of pristine local, state, and federal park land surrounding the spring further protect the purity of Eldorado Natural Spring Water.

All of these factors contribute to water renowned as one of the most pure and natural spring waters in the world.

Doug Larson, Co-Founder of Eldorado Natural Spring Water and President since 1991, shared, "Eldorado is proud to consistently finish in the top tier of bottled waters globally year after year. Our team works incredibly hard to deliver exceptional water quality and service to our devoted customers every day. We thank the judges and organizers of Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting for hosting a stellar event and honoring our water."

All 2021 categories and winners can be viewed HERE.

About Eldorado Natural Spring Water, Inc.

Eldorado Natural Spring Water, Inc. is a leading bottler, marketer, and distributor of natural spring water beverages in the Rocky Mountains. The Company's growing product portfolio includes an Organic & Natural Vitamin Charged Spring Water, which includes five flavors and has generated strong market acceptance. The Company also markets five-gallon and three-gallon bottles of water directly to homes and businesses, national retail grocery chains, and regional distributors. Additionally, the Company markets its water in smaller, more convenient size packaging to retail food stores. The source of the natural spring water is located on property owned by the Company in Eldorado Springs, Colorado. Click on to start your own water delivery service in Colorado with Eldorado.


Eldorado Natural Spring Water Celebrates 9 Years of 100% Recycled Water Bottles

(Louisville, Colorado - February 7, 2019)

As concerns over plastic water bottle waste rises, Eldorado Natural Spring Water company continues its commitment to being good environmental stewards. Rather than contributing to the 90.5% of plastic that never gets reused, Eldorado uses 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic.

In 2018, a public spotlight was placed on the use of plastic straws and their eventual fate as ocean waste. In response to public concern, legislative action in California has sought to tackle this problem head on. Since then, another persistent environmental issue is back in the forefront of consumers’ minds: plastic waste from bottled water.

Although Americans rejoiced in the fact that bottled water finally replaced soda as a favorite beverage in 2018, concerns of its contribution towards disposable plastic waste rose. In December 2018, the Royal Statistical Society announced the International Statistic of the Year. Unfortunately, the winning statistic was a shocking one; 90.5% of plastic has never been recycled. Of that, about 38 billion water bottles contribute to this waste.

Sadly, as a result, government mandates and water bottle bans are surfacing as the solution to this problem. Fortunately, prominent bottled water companies are slowly starting to catch on. One of the nation’s largest bottled water companies recently announced that they are planning on using 25% recycled plastic by 2021. Others are following suit, claiming that they will make the shift to recycled material by 2025.

Eldorado Natural Spring Water, a locally owned company specializing in bulk water delivery in Colorado, is pleased to hear that its competitors are slowly starting to adopt this sound practice, while proudly reaffirming their long-held commitment to using only 100% recycled plastics for its products. As an example to others, Eldorado seeks to raise consumer confidence that water bottle companies can be sustainable and ecologically sound.

According to vice president and cofounder Jeremy Martin, “Following on the heels of our solar system installation, which powers our manufacturing facility, we continue to try to innovate to reduce our impact on the environment.” No stranger to innovation, and in a commitment to the environment, Eldorado Natural Spring Water has been utilizing a solar electric system since 2009 that covers 50% of its manufacturing facility’s energy needs. Additionally, they recycle 96% of the waste from their plant including paper, cardboard, and plastic. In 2010, Eldorado Natural Spring Water became the first U.S. bottled water company to use 100% recycled plastic water bottles.

Fortunately, consumers are becoming more educated and passionate about environmental issues. As a result, they are demanding more accountability from the companies they buy from. This alignment of industry values to customer values is sure to produce positive outcomes and cause the attrition of those companies less values-minded. For more information about Eldorado Natural Spring Water and its environmental efforts, please visit them at www.eldoradosprings.com/environmental-stewards.


Eldorado Natural Spring Water sponsors the ARISE festival in Loveland, CO.
August 7–9, 2015

Come join in the festivities and have some of our natural spring water.

Find out more about the Arise Music Festival


Denver Post Reviews the Eldorado Springs Pool

UPDATED:   06/27/2013


Eldorado Natural Spring Water Wins Silver Medal in International Water Tasting Competition

LOUISVILLE, Colo.March 3 

The 20th Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting was held Saturday with more than 125 waters competing for top honors.

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