Pagosa Springs Area - Southwest Colorado
Pagosa Springs was named by the Utes who called the hot springs "Pagosah," or "healing waters." This little town, surrounded on three sides by the San Juan National Forest, is a good place to get away from it all. Explore the mystery of the only mountain home of the Anasazi at nearby Chimney Rock Ruins where these ancient farmers lived some 1,000 years ago. The twin pinnacles were once a scared shrine to the "Ancient Ones". Later, the unusual formations were a landmark for prospectors, missionaries and conquistadors who settled this rugged country. While clambering among the ruins, keep an eye out for the endangered peregrine falcon which nests here. Enjoy the town's hot springs, considered to be the hottest in the world. Windsurf, water-ski and sail on Navajo Lake, which extends southward 35 miles into New Mexico.
The Weminuche and South San Juan wilderness areas' untouched beauty are only accessible on foot or horseback. The nearby Echo Lake Park and Williams Lake are stocked with rainbow and cutthroat trout, large-mouth bass and yellow perch. Other nearby places to go include hiking to Treasure Falls, prospecting on Treasure Mountain, fishing in Williams Creek and visiting the local museums. Good fly-fishing in the areas mountain streams. Nearby Wolf Creek Ski Area gets "The most snow in Colorado." Let the land of healing waters soothe you and the breath-taking wilderness inspire you.
Featured Pagosa Springs Area Businesses
Horseback riding in southwest Colorado along the Piedra River, this backcountry outfitters resort offers horse rides, fishing tours, and hunting pack trips in San Juan National Forest near Pagosa Springs.
Soak in Pagosa Springs! Family Friendly Resort: Free access to our healing waters spa mineral baths, hot springs swimming pool, outdoor soaking tub during your stay in a hotel room, suite or family-cabin.
The San Juan Mountains are famous for rugged off-roading, abundant wildlife near Pagosa Springs. OUTBACK ATV RENTALS have POLARIS ATVs: half, full, multi-day. Hunters, Joy-Riders! Ride from here!
Riverside a people and pet friendly quiet campground along SAN JUAN RIVER. Pagosa Springs: fish, hike, soak in hot springs pools, hunt! 50 amp pull-thru RV sites, shaded Tent sites, Camper Cabins.
Near Pagosa Springs on Hwy 84 this is a peaceful, friendly resort with First Class Amenities: Cabins, RV Park, BBQ Bar, Outdoor Movie Night, FREE WiFi. Adventure Rentals: Polaris ATVs, river rafts, and SUPs.
Between South Fork and Wolf Creek Ski Area; Riverbend Resort is near Pagosa Springs and Alamosa. Year Round Full hookup RV Park. Cabins: fireplaces, decks overlooking privately stocked river frontage.
Stay at Sportsman's: hike, trout fish, horseback rides! Campground near Pagosa Springs: full hookup RV sites, mountain cabins, tenting area. Play the San Juan Mountains. FAMILY and PET FRIENDLY!
Tucked near the Colorado - New Mexico Border; 24 miles south of Pagosa Springs the retreat offers bed and breakfast rooms at the Stone Rabbit Sanctuary. The land it is on, is an archaeological site. WOW!
SUMMER: rafting and fishing trips; guided tours - wilderness, 4X4, historical, gravity bike, mining; train and balloon rides; hiking shuttle. WINTER: Shuttle to Wolf Creek; tours snowmobile, cross-country ski.
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Pagosa Springs Area Activities & Maps
National Parks and Monuments:
Chimney Rock National Monument
Tracks Across Borders Scenic Byway
Pagosa Springs Waterfalls Hiking Map
Pagosa Springs Area Fishing Map
Jeep & 4WD:
Pagosa Springs Jeeping & ATV/UTV Trails
Pagosa Springs Hot Springs
Ski Areas & Resorts:
Wolf Creek Ski Area
Pagosa Springs Snowmobile Trails
Pagosa Springs Nordic Trails
Local Area Maps:
Pagosa Springs Area Map