Things To Do

Surrounded by over 3 million acres of national forest and wilderness areas, you’ll find yourself in the center of nature’s playground in Pagosa Springs.  With the San Juan Mountains and a variety of outdoor activities at your doorstep, along with hot springs, charming shops, historic sites, and an assortment of artisans, you'll find plenty to do in Pagosa.

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Difficulty: Intermediate; long mileage with one steep four-mile hill
Distance: 14.4 miles
Elevation Range: 7,200 to 8,040
Maps: San Juan National Forest, Serviceberry Mountain Quad
Getting there: From the junction of U.S. 160 and U.S. 84 at the east end of town, drive five miles south on U.S. 84 to Eightmile Mesa Road, identified by a Forest Service sign on the right. Travel up Eightmile Mesa Road a little over a mile, passing the entrance to the Loma Linda subdivision, then reaching the Forest Service gate. Park here.

Jackson Mountain (with Snowball Road Loop)

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Difficulty: Beginning skills with intermediate fitness level, two river crossings
Distance: 22 miles
Elevation Range: 7,200 to 8,200
Maps: San Juan National Forest, Jackson Mountain Quad
Getting there: The Snowball Road loop starts and ends in downtown Pagosa Springs. Other loop options start on Jackson Mountain, 6 miles east of Pagosa on Hwy 160.

Reservoir Hill Bike Trails

Downtown Pagosa Springs
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Difficulty: Beginner to Advanced
Distance: 1.4 to 4 miles
Elevation range: 7,280 to 8,000
Maps: Available at each trailhead, at local bike shops and the Visitor Center.
Getting There: Two trailheads access Reservoir Hill: Spa (above Healing Waters on Hot Springs Boulevard) and San Juan (behind the San Juan Motel, on U.S. 160).

 

 

Turkey Springs Double Loop

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Difficulty: Beginner to intermediate
Distance: 14.1 miles
Elevation Range: 7,600 to 8,100
Getting There: From the junction of U.S. 160 with Piedra Road, go north on Piedra Road for 6.4 miles. Turn left on the graded Turkey Springs Road (Forest Road 629), which intersects Piedra Road shortly after you pass over a cattleguard. Drive 1.2 miles on Forest Road 629 to Newt Jack Road (Forest Road 923) on your left. Park here and start your ride.

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