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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.

Fly Fishing on the San Juan near Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Fish Along the San Juan River
Treasure Falls in Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Hike the Trail to Treasure Falls
 

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.

Durango and Mesa Verde National Park are great day trips with a drive time of an hour and a half.

Pagosa Springs Area is near: Durango Area, Navajo Lake, South Fork, Chama, NM & Navajo Dam, NM

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Premium Pagosa Springs Area Businesses

Pagosa Riverside Campground and Camper Cabins
Riverside is a people and pet friendly quiet campground along the SAN JUAN RIVER: Camper Cabins, 50 amp pull-thru RV Sites, shaded Tent sites. Pagosa Springs is fishing, hiking, hunting Country!

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Featured Pagosa Springs Area Businesses

Backcountry Outfitters: Piedra River Resort
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.

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Healing Waters Resort and Spa in Pagosa Springs
Soak in Pagosa Springs! Family Friendly Resort: Free access to our healing waters spa mineral baths, hot springs swimming pool, and outdoor soaking tub during your stay: hotel rooms, suites or park-cabin.

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Outback Mountain ATVs
The San Juan Mountains are famous for rugged 4-wheel drive roads, abundant wildlife near Pagosa Springs. OUTBACK MOUNTAIN rents POLARIS ATVs: half, full and multi-day. Hunters and Joy-Riders!

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Pagosa Riverside Campground and Camper Cabins
Riverside is a people and pet friendly quiet campground along the SAN JUAN RIVER: Camper Cabins, 50 amp pull-thru RV Sites, shaded Tent sites. Pagosa Springs is fishing, hiking, hunting Country!

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Pagosa Springs RV Park, Cabins, ATV Rentals
Near Pagosa Springs on Hwy 84 a peaceful, friendly resort for your family. 1st Class Amenities: Cabins, RV Park, BBQ Bar, Outdoor Movie Night, FREE WiFi. Adventure Rentals: Polaris ATVs, river rafts, SUPs.

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Riverbend Resort Cabins and RV Park
Between South Fork and Wolf Creek Ski Area; Riverbend Resort is near Pagosa Springs, Alamosa, and Creede. Full hookup RV Park. Cabins with fireplaces, decks overlooking privately stocked river frontage.

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Sportsman's Campground and Mountain Cabins
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!

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Stone Rabbit Sanctuary Bed & Breakfast Retreat
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!

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WJ Pagosa: Wilderness Journeys Winter and Summer - Guided Tours, Shuttle Service
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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For more travel information contact:

Pagosa Springs Area Activities & Maps

National Parks and Monuments:
Chimney Rock National Monument

Scenic Byways:
Tracks Across Borders Scenic Byway

Hiking Trails:
Pagosa Springs Waterfalls Hiking Map

Fishing:
Pagosa Springs Area Fishing Map

Rafting & Kayaking:
Piedra River Rafting & Kayaking
San Juan River Rafting & Kayaking

Jeep & 4WD:
Pagosa Springs Jeeping & ATV/UTV Trails

Hot Springs:
Pagosa Springs Hot Springs

Ski Areas & Resorts:
Wolf Creek Ski Area

Snowmobiling:
Pagosa Springs Snowmobile Trails

Cross-Country Skiing:
Pagosa Springs Nordic Trails

Local Area Maps:
Pagosa Springs Area Map


 
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