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Pagosa-Springs is located approximately thirty minutes west of the Continental Divide and the Wolf Creek Ski Area. Known for its' natural, mineral rich hot springs, "Pagosah" is a Southern Ute word for "healing waters." The San Juan River flows through the heart of the town, which is surrounded by the San Juan National Forest. Pagosa Springs is also considered the gateway to the many attractions of the Four Corners Region, including two historic narrow-gauge railroads, Puebloan ruins and a myriad of recreational opportunities. Visitors can enjoy hiking and backpacking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, four wheeling, snowmobiling and skiing (the Wolf Creek Ski Area boasts the most snow in all of Colorado.) There is a 27-hole championship golf course located in Pagosa Springs (with the dramatic Continental Divide as a backdrop,) and nearby Navajo Lake is famous for its' boating and other water sports. The Chimney Rock Archaeological Puebloan ruins are located midway between Pagosa Springs and Navajo Lake, and other Pagosa Springs attractions include the San Juan Historical Museum, the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, the Fred Harmon Art Museum and Echo Lake State Park. The area is also home to some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the state - at least twenty-five. The community also hosts several special events throughout the year, including the "Four Corners Folk Festival," the 4th of July "Arts in the Park Crafts Fair" and "Red Ryder Rodeo" and a "ColorFest/Balloon Rally," held at the end of September.

Surrounding areas: Wolf Creek, Colorado (18.5 mi), Navajo Lake, Colorado (34.2 mi), South Fork, Colorado (34.3 mi), Ignacio, Colorado (35.9 mi)

Pagosa Springs Vacation Rentals

Pagosa Springs Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Value High Country Lodge3821 Hwy 160 EastPagosa Springs, CO (970) 264-4181
Best Western Oakridge Lodge158 Hot SPGS BlvdPagosa Springs, CO (970) 264-4173
Econo Lodge315 Navajo Trail DrPagosa Springs, CO (970) 731-2701
Holiday Inn Express Pagosa Springs2 Solomon DrPagosa Springs, CO (970) 731-5101
Pagosa Lodge3505 W Hwy 160Pagosa Springs, CO (970) 731-4141
Super 88 Solomon DrPagosa Springs, CO (970) 731-4005
The Spring Inn165 Hot SPGS BlvdPagosa Springs, CO (800) 225-0934
Vigil Family Enterprise IncDulce, NM23.2 mi.(505) 759-3663

Pagosa Springs Weather & Climate

Southwest Colorado has a four-season alpine climate. This region is on the Western Slope of the Continental Divide at 7,200 feet above sea level. The combination of high desert plateau and Rocky Mountains to the north and east create an unusually mild climate. Temperatures here are much cooler in the summer than most of the surrounding southwestern United States. The area is also blessed with 300 days of sunshine per year. The climate of any particular place in this region is profoundly affected by differences in elevation, and to a lesser degree, by the orientation of mountain ranges and valleys and wind direction. Wide variations occur within short distances.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 38°F 3°F 1.85 in. -
February 43°F 10°F 1.41 in. -
March 50°F 18°F 1.74 in. -
April 59°F 24°F 1.31 in. -
May 67°F 31°F 1.38 in. -
June 78°F 37°F 0.86 in. -
July 82°F 45°F 1.81 in. -
August 80°F 45°F 2.73 in. -
September 73°F 37°F 2.06 in. -
October 63°F 26°F 2.19 in. -
November 48°F 16°F 1.84 in. -
December 40°F 6°F 1.46 in. -

Pagosa Springs Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Stevens Field (2V1) located about 2 miles west of Pagosa Springs, the Jicarilla Apache Nation airport (24N) located approximately 31 miles south of Pagosa Springs in Dulce, New Mexico, the Durango La Plata County airport (DRO) located roughly 41 miles west of Pagosa Springs in Durango, Colorado, and finally San Luis Valley Regional Bergman Field (ALS) located around 63 miles east of Pagosa Springs in Alamosa, Colorado.

Pagosa Springs Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Family FunlandFarmingtonNM76.5 mi.
Ski Areas
PurgatoryDurangoCO47.8 mi.
TellurideTellurideCO63.7 mi.
Red River Ski AreaRed RiverNM96.7 mi.
Pajarito MountainLos AlamosNM103.1 mi.
Sipapu Ski AreaVaditoNM105.1 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO110.6 mi.
Angel FireAngel FireNM113.0 mi.
Fred Harman Art MuseumPagosa SpringsCO(Art)

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