Located in southwest Colorado at the base of the Continental Divide and Wolf Creek Pass, Pagosa Springs is one of Colorado’s remaining undiscovered gems. Pagosa offers visitors an opportunity to soak in the world’s deepest hot springs, explore over 2.5 million acres of surrounding wilderness and natural forest areas, play in the most snow in Colorado at nearby Wolf Creek Ski Area, and experience area history at Chimney Rock National Monument, a historic site used by ancestral puebloans to study the night sky.
With outdoor adventure awaiting each turn, there’s always something new to discover in Pagosa Springs. The challenge is not deciding what to do, but what not to do. During the summer months, explore over 650 miles of trails meandering through fields of wildflowers, discover incredible waterfalls or simply enjoy the serene San Juan Mountains that surround you. During the winter, the activities range from knee-deep powder skiing at Wolf Creek Ski Area, cross country skiing over 50 km of groomed Nordic trails, ice skating, dog sledding to simply exploring the snow-covered mountain beauty that surrounds you.
People have been soaking in Pagosa’s naturally hot mineral water for thousands of years enjoying the health, healing and relaxation benefits. The Ute Indians were one of the first to discover the miraculous Pagosa Hot Springs, and therefore, were able to name them. “Pagosah” means “healing waters” to the Ute Indian Tribe.
Whether you hope to relax, reconnect or recharge, Pagosa has something for everyone. Pagosa Springs features lodging accommodations for all budgets, including two properties with hot springs on site. Pagosa Springs also features unique shops, museums and a variety of restaurants and is home to three local breweries. With a calendar full of festivals and events, or our surrounding natural playground, there’s always something new to discover in Pagosa Springs.