Camping & Backpacking

Camping and backpacking options are abundant in Pagosa Country, with over 3 million acres of surrounding national forest and wilderness areas. You'll find campgrounds and RV parks, a hut system and a variety of trails located throughout.

Backpacking in Pagosa's surrounding 3 million acres of national forest and wilderness areas provides nearly endless opportunities. Backpackers will discover immediate solitude, amazing scenery and endless trails - and with a Hut System in place, there's a variety of backcountry experiences to discover. Guided backpacking trips are also available.

For more information on camping and backpacking, contact the Pagosa Ranger District:

Pagosa Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest
180 Second Street
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

(970) 264-2268



Lake Capote

The Lake Capote campground has the following amenities:

10 RV sites, each RV site is equipped with: 30 amp electric, potable water connection, fire-ring, and picnic table

30 “primitive” camping sites (each site is equipped with tent site, fire ring, and picnic table)

Bathhouse including public toilets, sinks, and showers (unlimited hot water is part of your permit purchase!!)

Potable water is accessible throughout the campground

Centrally located “dump” station for RV grey/black water

Centrally located potable water fill station for RVs

Spacious and well shaded sites (RVs and Campers)

398 Hwy 151 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Pagosa Riverside Campground

A Rocky Mountain playground on San Juan River. "People friendly & WI-FI hotspot" Large shaded RV sites, grassy tent sites, some set beside our small lake. Quiet, convenient off-highway location with cool evenings. All sites have picnic tables and fire ring and there are BBQ grills throughout the park. Cable TV and phone hookups, laundry, modem, fax/copy service available. Majestic scenery

2270 East Highway 160 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Bruce Spruce Ranch

Come and experience the majestic mountain views and charming, rustic log cabins. Come and fish our clean ponds chock full of trout. Ride horses, hike through the beautiful San Juan mountains, or just relax on a porch swing and soak in the breath taking wonders around you.

231 West Fork Rd Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Pinon Park Campground & RV Resort

Pinon Park is the only full service RV park and campground with full hook-ups near the shores of Navajo Lake in Colorado.

19 Lazy Lane Arboles, CO 81121

The Last Resort RV & Campground

The Last Resort is a small and comfortable RV Park on the Blanco River off Highway 84 between Chama, New Mexico and Pagosa Springs, Colorado. We have 14 full hook-up sites with 110, 30 and 50 amp electric, water and sewer. Partial sites are available along the river with 110 electric and water only. Our Bathhouse has a full kitchen with stove, sink, and microwave; men's and women's separate shower/restroom; and coin operated washer and dryer. Enjoy horseshoes, volleyball, floating the river or just relax in a shaded hammock. Pets welcome, free wifi.

Located off Highway 84, a few miles outside of town.


256 County Road 339 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Williams Creek Reservoir

A gorgeous lake nestled against the San Juan Mountains.

Hiking, fishing, a scenic picnic. Williams Creek Reservoir is one of Pagosa's most accessible, scenic locales. Spend a day, spend the weekend. You won't be disappointed.

FS 640 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147


Backpacking in the South San Juan Wilderness Area

Backpacking in the Weminuche Wilderness Area


Ski and Bow Rack

365 E. Pagosa Street Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Step Outdoors

Guided hiking and backpacking with Step Outdoors in Southwest Colorado.

P.O Box 5451 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 946-5001

Southwest Wilderness Outfitters

11651C Blanco Basin Rd Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 264-2655



458 Pagosa Street Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 264-3668

Goodman's Department Store

Our historic department store has been serving visitors and locals alike for more than 100 years! We invite you to discover our Western hospitality and large selection of clothing, boots, accessories and home decor!

404 Main St Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Pagosa Camper

(Camping equipment rental) Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 731-1025

Ski and Bow Rack

365 E. Pagosa Street Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Summit Ski & Sports

At the The Summit you’ll find Pagosa’s largest and most complete selection of ski and snowboard equipment, clothing and accessories. Amazing brands. quality products and service from people who know Wolf Creek, the snow…and how to help you enjoy it the most.

172 E. Pagosa St. Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Terry's Colorado Home Supply - Ace Hardware

525 Navajo Trail Drive Pagosa Springs, CO 81147


211 Aspen Village Drive Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Rocky Mountain Knives

150 Pagosa St. Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Pagosa Mountain Sports

162 Pagosa Street Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 507-7886