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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.

Cross Country skiing just doesn't get any better!  Pagosa Springs has over 50 km of groomed cross country ski trails -  for skate and freestyle skating.  And, they're all free to use, thanks to the Pagosa Nordic Club. All groomed trails also have a track for snowshoeing.  Discover the winter solitude that can only truly be experienced on a trail.

Alberta Loop at Wolf Creek Ski Area

Wolf Creek has nearly 10 kilometers of cross country trails. To get there, take the ski road at the end of the lower parking lot to Alberta Park. A 4 kilometer loop goes around the natural meadows. An additional 6 kilometer loop takes you down to Alberta Reservoir and back through the trees. Tracks are groomed regularly for both classical and skate skiers. Snowshoers are welcome. Please clean up after your dogs. Use of the cross country trail is compliments of Wolf Creek Ski Area - no charge.

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Coyote Hill Nordic Loops

The Coyote Hill Nordic Loops are easily accessible from Pagosa Springs. The parking and trailhead are 6.25 miles up Piedra Road from Hwy 160, where the asphalt ends - across the road from the Turkey Springs trailhead. The loops incorporate about 5 miles of trails. This can be a challenging course with uphills and downhills. If you view yourself as a beginner x-country skier, you might consider taking the first loop to the left a short distance from the parking area, and not going up and over the hill.
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Pagosa Springs Golf Course Nordic Trails

Uptown - Pagosa Lakes

When snow conditions allow, the course is groomed for snowshoeing, classic cross country and skate skiing.  The course is conveniently located off Hwy 160 a few miles west of downtown Pagosa Springs.

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Reservoir Hill Nordic Trails

Downtown - Pagosa Lakes

When snow conditions allow, the trails are groomed for snowshoeing, classic cross country and skate skiing. Highway 160 to Downtown Pagosa Springs. Turn south at the Hot Springs Blvd traffic light. Drive over the bridge, turn left onto San Juan St. parking on left. Walk uphill to the trailhead.

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West Fork Nordic Trails

Groomed for snowshoeing, classic cross country and skate skiing. GREAT family and beginner area!! Drive 12 miles east of Pagosa Springs on Highway 160. Look for the Bruce Spruce Lodge sign on the left side of the road ( ¼ mile past the slanted walled cabins on the left). Turn left onto west fork forest service road.

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