Hands on With the Past


Pagosa Springs has an active and varied history filled with explorers, trappers, miners, loggers, and the first inhabitants to the area, American Indians. Pagosa Springs is at the doorstep of several opportunities to experience the past of the First People. For something close, we suggest visiting Chimney Rock National Monument or the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum in nearby Ignacio, Colorado. With a little more time in your itinerary, you won't want to miss a visit to Mesa Verde National Park, near Cortez, Colorado.

Cortez Cultural Center

Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-565-1151

Chimney Rock National Monument

Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone: 970-883-5359

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330

Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum

Ignacio, CO 81137