Discover the Best of Pagosa Springs

Why choose Pagosa Springs?
  • The World's deepest geothermal hot springs feeds over 30 pools of varying temperatures in downtown Pagosa between three facilities
  • San Juan River through downtown features early season rafting, summer tubing, incredible fishing year round
  • Surrounded by 3 million acres of national forest and wilderness areas


Best of Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs offers visitors so many wonderful things - amazing hot springs, incredible mountains, awesome scenery and every outdoor activity imaginable. We have compiled a few "Best of Pagosa" lists to help you get started in your trip planning.

Best Hiking

Pagosa Springs has some of the best hiking trails in the Chiking ountry. Surrounded by 3 million acres of wilderness and national forest areas, there are enough trails to keep you busy for years. Start exploring some of our favorite trails in the area.

Scenic Drives

Pagosa Springs has some of the best drives offering a selection of ihiking ncredible scenery in Colorado, Surrounded by 3 million acres of wilderness and national forest areas, the drives will lead to great hiking, fishing, biking and just areas to sit back and relax. Start exploring the best scenic drives in Pagosa Springs.


Pagosa Springs hosts many events and festivals throughout hiking the year. There are so many events throughout the year, that it is difficult to choose favorites, please click here to view all event listings! Whether you are looking for music festivals, endurance events, live theatre or just fun events, start exploring some of our favorite events in Pagosa Springs here.


The Pagosa Springs area is home to many beautiful waterfalls, acceshiking sible via short hikes. Fourmile Falls requires a moderate hike, but the reward is well worth the work. Treasure Falls is one of the more popular, viewed from the highway or get to the base via a short hike. Start exploring some of our favorite waterfalls now.

Fishing Areas

Pagosa Springs has some of the best fishing in Colorado, offering fishermen (and women) a variety of streams, rivers and mountain lakes to drop a line. Thiking he downtown stretch of the San Juan River offers some of the best fishing in the area. The river is stocked multiple times each summer, providing incredible trout fishing. Over the last few years, the town has been adding river enhancements that provide additional fish habitat areas. The 1.5 mile stretch in the downtown area will turn all fishermen into kids again - especially after they've pulled out the largest trout of their lives! Start exploring the best fishing spots in Pagosa Springs.

Heritage Sites

Pagosa Springs was first incorporated in the late 1800s. Long shiking ought out for the healing powers of the Great "Pagosah" Hot Springs, Southwest Colorado and Pagosa Country have a colorful history. Begin exploring our deep history with a visit to Chimney Rock National Monument, or a walking tour of the historic downtown, exploring one of our museums, or take a scenic drive to Debs Schoolhouse, a nearby National Historic Site. Start exploring the best historic sites to visit in Pagosa Springs.

Camping Areas

Pagosa Springs has many opportunities to camp, whether it be ihiking n campsites, RV parks, dispersed camping or backcountry. Choose a site near a river, lake, trails, incredible scenery or all of the above. Start exploring some of our favorite areas to camp for your next visit to Pagosa Springs.

Horseback Trails

Pagosa Springs has some of the best stretches of trailhiking s in the Country, surrounded by 3 million acres of wilderness and national forest areas. With many trailheads offering ample trailer parking, the Pagosa Springs area offers a variety of trails to explore on horseback. Disappear from the crowds and explore miles and miles of undisturbed wilderness areas with incredible vistas around every bend. Start exploring the best trails for horseback riding in Pagosa Springs.

Mountain Biking

Pagosa Springs has many wonderful mountain biking trailhiking s, for all levels, and all distances. In downtown, Reservoir Hill offers a great variety of well-marked trails, plus an 18-hole disc golf course for more fun. The Turkey Springs area offers the most variety and virtually endless loops, routes and configurations to explore for days. Take a gps, as the trails aren't necessarily well marked throughout the area. Start exploring the best mountain biking in Pagosa Springs.

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Pagosa Springs offers lodging options for all price ranges with an assortment of hotels, motels, cabins, bed & breakfasts and vacation rentals. Book your lodging today:  



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