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Wolf-Creek Pass is located in the Rio Grande National Forest in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, approximately 75 miles east of Durango and 65 miles west of Alamosa. The Wolf Creek Ski Area is situated between Pagosa Springs and South Fork. The ski area is known for "The Most Snow in Colorado," - around 465 inches annually. This family resort is located on scenic Highway 160 and has a versatile terrain that includes 1,600 acres along a high alpine ridge serviced by two triples, two doubles and one quad chairlift - and one magic carpet. Skiing and snowboarding at Wolf Creek ranges from beginner to expert. Wolf Creek also has nearly 10 kilometers of cross-country ski trails. There is no lodging on site, but on either side of Wolf Creek (Pagosa Springs on the west side and South Fork on the east) you will find everything from rustic lodges to resort condominiums, along with fine dining, shopping and entertainment. The top of Wolf Creek Pass is at 10,850 feet above sea level. Here, you'll find a rest area and a sign commemorating the Continental Divide. The Continental Divide Scenic Trail crosses the road and follows the ridges north and south. The views are incredible and there are some areas to pull over for picture taking. The western side takes you down the hill to Treasure Falls, a beautiful 100-foot waterfall that flows most of the year, and at the bottom of the mountain, you enter San Juan River Valley. The road then takes you straight into the town of Pagosa Springs.

Surrounding areas: South Fork, Colorado (15.9 mi), Pagosa Springs, Colorado (18.5 mi), Creede, Colorado (26.9 mi), Monte Vista, Colorado (36.1 mi)

Wolf Creek Vacation Rentals

Wolf Creek Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Budget Host Ute Bluff Lodge27680 W Hwy 160South Fork, CO15.9 mi.(800) 473-0595
Chinook Lodge And Smokehouse29666 W US Hwy 160South Fork, CO15.9 mi.(719) 873-9993
Wolf Creek Ski Lodge & Motel13042 W Hyw 160South Fork, CO15.9 mi.(800) 874-0416
Best Value High Country Lodge3821 Hwy 160 EastPagosa Springs, CO18.5 mi.(970) 264-4181
Best Western Oakridge Lodge158 Hot SPGS BlvdPagosa Springs, CO18.5 mi.(970) 264-4173
Econo Lodge315 Navajo Trail DrPagosa Springs, CO18.5 mi.(970) 731-2701
Pagosa Lodge3505 W Hwy 160Pagosa Springs, CO18.5 mi.(970) 731-4141
The Spring Inn165 Hot SPGS BlvdPagosa Springs, CO18.5 mi.(800) 225-0934
Holiday Inn Express Pagosa Springs2 Solomon DrPagosa Springs, CO20.2 mi.(970) 731-5101
Super 88 Solomon DrPagosa Springs, CO20.2 mi.(970) 731-4005
Bed & Breakfast
Old Firehouse Bed & BreakfastMain StCreede, CO26.9 mi.(719) 658-0212

Wolf Creek 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 31°F 3°F 3.92 in. -
February 31°F 5°F 4.25 in. -
March 34°F 10°F 5.29 in. -
April 40°F 17°F 3.31 in. -
May 49°F 27°F 2.47 in. -
June 60°F 34°F 1.71 in. -
July 65°F 40°F 3.70 in. -
August 64°F 39°F 4.71 in. -
September 57°F 33°F 4.31 in. -
October 47°F 23°F 4.96 in. -
November 36°F 11°F 4.30 in. -
December 31°F 5°F 3.54 in. -

Wolf Creek Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Stevens Field (2V1) located about 19 miles southwest of Wolf Creek in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, San Luis Valley Regional Bergman Field (ALS) located approximately 50 miles east of Wolf Creek in Alamosa, Colorado, the Durango La Plata County airport (DRO) located roughly 57 miles west of Wolf Creek in Durango, Colorado, and finally the Gunnison Crested Butte Regional airport (GUC) located around 73 miles north of Wolf Creek in Gunnison, Colorado.

Wolf Creek Attractions

Ski Areas
PurgatoryDurangoCO61.2 mi.
TellurideTellurideCO64.2 mi.
Red River Ski AreaRed RiverNM93.0 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO97.0 mi.
Sipapu Ski AreaVaditoNM108.2 mi.
Angel FireAngel FireNM111.9 mi.
Pajarito MountainLos AlamosNM112.9 mi.
AspenAspenCO118.7 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO118.7 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO118.7 mi.
TiehackAspenCO118.7 mi.
Fred Harman Art MuseumPagosa SpringsCO18.5 mi.(Art)

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