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.