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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.

Considering the hundreds of miles of trails in the area, it's easy to imagine that some people will choose to explore them by running.  In fact, there might not be a more beautiful area for trail running.  Choose between trails through dense forests, high alpine meadows or in a canyon, along a river.  The Pagosa Springs area offers runners a variety of terrain and any level of challenge desired.

General Information - Trail Running

With Pagosa's abundant wilderness areas and national forests, there are many different trail running options to choose from.  For trail routes, visit Please note that many of the area trails are also shared by mountain bikes.

Turkey Springs Area - Trail Running

Turkey Springs is Pagosa's outdoor playground. It's close to town with a variety of loop options, so every run will be different for many, many ventures out. Check out popular loop options at


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