Pagosa Springs Vacation
A vacation in Pagosa Springs, Colorado offers many activities. You might come to explore the three million acres of wilderness and National Forest. (This includes the state’s largest Wilderness Area: Weminuche Wilderness). You might come because its location, 35 miles from the state line, offers easy sightseeing in both Colorado and New Mexico. Or, like visitors throughout human history, you may be drawn to the legendary hot springs. The sulfur spring, the town’s namesake, is long-renowned for its therapeutic properties. For example, the Utes named it Pah gosah, meaning “healing waters.” Is it truth or legend? Savor the hot springs and decide for yourself!
The town has a surprisingly mild climate given its dramatic location at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. It boasts 300 days of sunshine each year. (Now there’s a cure for a grey Midwestern February!) Even more surprising is that Wolf Creek Ski Area receives the most snow of all Colorado ski resorts. And it’s only 25 miles away!
Pagosa Springs Vacation Activities
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, photography, golf and hiking. Of course, the hot springs are worth the trip all on their own. But they’re even better as an added bonus after a “hard” day of activities!
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