The Fountain of Youth is one of those stories we've heard about our entire lives – a historic watering hole that's said to supposedly restore the youth of anyone who bathes or drinks in it. The tales have changed throughout time, but never have any of them mentioned that there's actually a Fountain of Youth (of sorts) right here in Colorado.

It may not be the body of water that has been spoken about for centuries, but Wideawake spring is one of the purest in the world and comes from a, estimated 30,000 year-old-source. Located at Uncle Charlie's Ranch in Black Hawk, Wideawake spring holds some of the cleanest and most refreshing water that exists. The all natural spring, which sits at 10,000 feet deep in the forest, has never been subjected to any impurities, including things like acid rain or chemicals. The moisture actually comes from a rare formation called water rock, where natural filtering is done before reaching the surface. Because of the way this process works, Wideawake is considered to be "living water."

Besides being pure and hydrating, many who have tried the water from the ranch in Arapaho National Forest claim it has healing properties. People come from all over to Uncle Charlie's Ranch, where they can buy the special spring water by the gallon, and also take therapeutic soaks right on the property. According to the official website, the water from Wideawake spring actually makes the cells in one's body permeable again, which releases toxins and also allows more nutrients to be absorbed. This could by why so many guests have claimed that by either drinking or bathing with the spring water, they have noticed an incredible difference in their skin. In addition to people's skin feeling smoother and looking better, other testimonials say that the water has helped with their hair, body strength, symptoms relating to MS, mental capacity, arthritis, and overall youthfulness and vitality.

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