About Pagosa Springs, Colorado
You might come to Pagosa Springs, Colorado to explore the three million acres of wilderness and National Forest, including the state’s largest wilderness area: Weminuche Wilderness. You might come because its location, 35 miles from the state line, allows for easy sightseeing in both Colorado and New Mexico. Or, like visitors throughout human history, you may be drawn to the legendary therapeutic properties of the sulfur spring, which the Utes called Pah gosah, meaning “healing waters.”
No matter what brings you to Pagosa Springs, you won’t be disappointed.
The town has a surprisingly mild climate given its dramatic location at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, boasting 300 days of sunshine each year. Even more surprising is the fact that nearby Wolf Creek Ski Area is famous for receiving more snowfall than any other ski resort in Colorado.
The combination of stunning scenery and beautiful weather make it a prime destination for visitors looking for skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, hunting, fishing, rafting, hot air ballooning, golf and hiking. Of course, the hot springs and the many spas and wellness facilities that they have engendered are worth the trip all on their own – or as an added bonus to the many other vacation amenities and activities.