Pagosa Springs, Colorado


Pagosa Springs, CO is a beautiful and unique Southwest Colorado mountain town known for its world-famous hot springs and surrounding rugged mountain peaks.  Visitors of all ages will enjoy the endless beauty, mild climate, and western culture of this area.  Adventurers can experience a wide variety of activities and attractions attractions like the historic Cumbres and Toltec Railroad, Wolf Creek Ski Area, and the famous natural mineral hot springs.  (“Pagosah” is the Southwestern Ute word for “healing waters.”)

Pagosa Springs Quick Facts:

7,126′ above sea level

Semi-arid climate – 300 days of sunshine, 17.35 inches of rain and 67.4 inches of snow per year.


1,591 in Town
12,386 County-Wide

National Forest
San Juan National Forest and adjacent to the largest contiguous wilderness area in the nation, the Weminuche Wilderness.
Mountain Range
The Upper San Juan Basin


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Things to Do

Surrounded by over 3 million acres of national forest, you’ll have plenty to explore and do in Pagosa Springs.  Experience a hot air balloon ride or make the short, scenic drive to Chama, NM for a ride on the historic Cumbres & Toltec scenic narrow gauge railroad.


Vacation Packages

We will combine lodging with one or more activities like a ride on the historic Cumbres & Toltec narrow gauge train or a hot air balloon ride to create a discounted vacation package for you.


Quick Facts

Location                      Located in Archuleta County on the western slope of the Continental Divide in Southwestern Colorado on Highway 160 (about 35 miles north of the New Mexico border). Durango is 60 miles west.  Albuquerque, NM is 4 hours south.  Denver is 5 hours north.


Population                   About 1,700 in town limits and 12,100 in Archuleta County


Geographical Highlights          San Juan National Forest, Weminuche Wilderness Area, Southern Ute Indian lands, San Juan River, natural hot springs, San Juan Mountains,


Parks & Monuments                Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, Chimney Rock National Monument



Weather/Elevation/Climate   Pagosa Springs elevation is 7,126.  Click Here for weather, average precipitation, and average/record temperatures.


History             Countless centuries ago, the inhabitants of the Four Corners area of southern Colorado discovered a mineral-rich hot springs on the banks of the San Juan River. During the 1870’s a U.S. government fort, Fort Lewis, was established near the site of the springs, and shortly thereafter, a town called Pagosa Springs began growing up along the banks of the San Juan River.



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