The whisper of aspen leaves, the myriad of colors - it must be fall in the San Juan Mountains!

As summer winds down and the temperatures begin to cool, the leaves begin to show hues of orange, reds and yellows.  With hillsides filled with color and a variety of  trails that offer incredible images of the fall foliage, a trip to Pagosa to view the leaves changing is a welcome retreat.

Insider Tip: The hike to Opal Lake in the fall is a favorite of many, locals and visitors alike!


Enjoy the Fall Colors in Pagosa

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US Forest Service - Pagosa Ranger District

The San Juan National Forest encompasses about 1.8 million acres in the southwestern corner of Colorado. Terrain ranges from high-desert mesas to alpine peaks, with thousands of miles of back roads and hundreds of miles of trails to explore. These federal lands are managed for multiple uses and visitors are asked to respect each other and the natural resources. The Forest Supervisor's Office is located in the San Juan Public Lands Center in Durango, Colorado, with district offices in Bayfield, Dolores and Pagosa Springs.

For the latest on local conditions, contact the Pagosa Ranger District.

180 Pagosa St
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Wilderness Journeys Pagosa

Wilderness Journeys Pagosa, Inc. specializes in giving you a taste of beautiful Southern Colorado and surrounding regions. Whether you enjoy history, water, fishing, or just plain being in the great outdoors, we have the adventure for you! Historic train tours, Native American site tours, Scenic history/wildlife tours, Rafting, Fishing and so much more. We have guides who care about our beautiful area and it shows! Family owned and operated.

3505 W Hwy 160
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 731-4081