Cross Country skiing just doesn't get any better! Pagosa Springs has over 50 km of groomed cross country ski trails - for skate and freestyle skating. And, they're all free to use, thanks to the Pagosa Nordic Club. All groomed trails also have a track for snowshoeing. Discover the winter solitude that can only truly be experienced on a trail.
Rentals & Gear
Alpen Haus Ski Center
When you come to the Alpen Haus you can expect great quality and value on ski tuning and repairs. Our expert staff stays after hours to insure that your skis are ready to perform the next day.
The Alpen Haus has a full service and repair facility, waxing, tuning, and other repairs made overnight.
Pagosa Mountain Sports - Downtown
Pagosa Mountain Sports is a bike, SUP & outdoor store located in beautiful downtown Pagosa Springs, Colorado. We offer clothing, equipment, and services to support whatever your outdoor adventures may entail. Whether it’s biking, stand up paddling, cross country skiing or just playing in the outdoors that gets you excited, we have the gear, knowledge and experience to help you enjoy it to the fullest!
With National Forest, State Parks and Wilderness surrounding the town, miles and miles of trails and waterways are just waiting to be explored. Come by and we will point you to just the right place for some sweet wilderness relief!
Pagosa Ski & Snowboard Rentals
If you’re planning to visit Wolf Creek Ski Area or Pagosa Springs, Colorado this winter come see us at Pagosa Ski and Snowboard Rentals. We work hard to make renting with us easy, fast and friendly. Your vacation will be all about making memories in the Powder at Wolf Creek! We run a full service tune shop featuring world class “Wintersteiger” stone grinding, and can handle any job from hot wax to major ski repair. The shop also features a full line of ski clothing and accessories to help you cover all your ski day needs. Shop from a great selection of trusted brands!
Ski and Bow Rack
Ski & Bow Rack is your source for top of the line ski merchandise, gear, and apparel in Southwest Colorado. Our family-friendly store has been serving southwest Colorado since 1985.
Our pro shop is second to none for equipment rentals and tuning, with qualified on-site ski technicians who specialize in getting you up on the mountain fast, so you can enjoy an exhilarating day on the slopes in comfort and style.
We offer the area's best guided fly-fishing trips, fishing gear, camping supplies, and archery equipment, as well as an indoor range. Come in and enjoy exceptional customer service, expert advice, and friendly, small-town hospitality.
Summit Ski & Sports
We are a full service ski & snowboard rental shop. Our services include sport and demo rentals, snowshoes, cross country skis, hot waxing, tunes, and other repairs. Our customers can purchase clothing and accessories for protection from the elements or take home a souvenir Wolf Creek Colorado t-shirt or sweatshirt. In the summer we carry a variety of outdoor clothing and footwear including flip flops and river shoes. We are a disc golf info center providing discs for rent or purchase--stop by and pick up a map of the Reservoir Hill course. When the river is flowing around 400cfs we also rent river tubes to float down the San Juan River.
Wolf Creek Ski Area
Wolf Creek Ski Area is one of Colorado's last family owned ski areas in operation. Home to no lift lines, Prosecco Powder, and the most snow in Colorado - with an annual average of 465 inches - Wolf Creek Ski Area is like no other in the state. Experience the fresh pow in the San Juans at Wolf Creek Ski Area today!
Classes / Events / Trail Information
The Pagosa Nordic Club of Pagosa Springs, Colorado is a 501(c)(3) non profit, 100% volunteer organization with a mission “To enhance winter recreational opportunities in Pagosa Springs by maintaining accessible groomed winter trails for skate skiing & classic cross country skiing for all ability levels and to encourage and promote the use of these winter trails through education, marketing and events."
Nordic Trails at Cloman Park
The Cloman trails are groomed exclusively for cross-country skiing. Please, no walkers and snowshoers on the groomed trails! Snowmobiles are prohibited in Cloman Park. Dogs are allowed on designated trails only.
The Davis Ranch adjacent to Cloman Park is groomed and available for skiing. This is private property and considered a wildlife sanctuary. ABSOLUTELY NO DOGS are allowed on this section. This section is open to skiers only (no snowshoes or walking allowed.) Please stay on designated groomed trails.
Please respect these important rules or access will be revoked. Learn more at pagosanordic.com.
Nordic Loops at Coyote Hill
Coyote Hill is a great family and beginner area with three levels of grommed loops. The first level, just off the parking area, offers 3 km of beginner, groomed trails. From the main trail, skiers can continue up to the second level for an additional 3 km of intermediate terrain. The upper loop offers another 6 km of intermediate terrain and 2 km of advanced terrain. The upper loops offer stunning views of Pagosa Peak.
Trails are groomed exclusively for cross-country skiing. There is a designated, marked and groomed loop for snowshoers. Snowmobiles are prohibited on Coyote Hill.
*Ability Level signs mark the trails.
Alberta Loop at Wolf Creek Ski Area
Wolf Creek has nearly 10 kilometers of cross-country trails. To get there, take the ski road at the end of the lower parking lot to Alberta Park. A 4 kilometer loop goes around the natural meadows. An additional 6 kilometer loop takes you down to Alberta Reservoir and back through the trees. Tracks are groomed regularly for both classic and skate skiers. Snowshoers are welcome. If you bring your dog, please clean up after it. Use of the cross country trail is compliments of Wolf Creek Ski Area & no charge.
Please allow enough time to complete the tour well before dark. This area is not patrolled. Please take a friend.
Reservoir Hill Nordic Trails
This location will no longer be groomed by the PNC. NOT Recommended for Beginners due to slope & need for speed control. This location is open to all non-motorized winter activities. Reservoir Hill provides trails interspersed with hills; some skiers walk between trail sections.
Getting there: Take U.S. 160 to downtown Pagosa Springs. Turn south at the Hot Springs Boulevard traffic light and take the second left onto San Juan Street. Look for a public parking area on the left. From the public parking area, it is a short uphill walk to the Spa Trailhead, which provides access to Reservoir Hill.
Nordic Trails at West Fork Road
With an abundance of flat, groomed and natural terrain, the West Fork area provides fantastic cross-country opportunities for beginners and families. The area offers skiers the chance to ski through stands of giant conifers, as well as scenic views of the valley floor and the headwaters of the San Juan River. Stay on the Forest Service road for a mostly flat ski experience or continue beyond the second bridge toward the Rainbow trailhead to get an uphill workout. Or proceed to the left to access a keyhole loop of undulating terrain.
Reservoir Hill Park
With access points off of Hot Springs Blvd and behind the San Juan Motel, Reservoir Hill is an outdoor treasure. Locals and visitors alike enjoy hiking, mountain biking, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing on the many trails traversing the hill.
Reservoir Hill is also home to an 18-hole, disc golf course. From Main Street, turn left off Hot Springs Blvd at Spring Street, just past the Post Office. Park at the gate and walk up the access road to hole 1.