Pagosa Springs has some of the best scenic drives in Colorado, surrounded by 3 million acres of wilderness and national forest areas. Below is a list of favorite drives in the area (in no particular order). For more information, stop in at the Visitor Center just across the Hot Springs Blvd bridge downtown. Our wonderful staff and volunteers are on-hand 7 days a week to steer you in the right direction. We've got free maps too!

Around Pagosa Springs

East Fork / Elwood Pass

Lobo Overlook / Radio Tower

Blanco Basin

Pagosa Junction

Mill Creek to Quartz Lake Trailhead

Piedra Road


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

Wolf Creek Pass