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Testimonials

"There is a dry sauna and hot tub, great for kids and for after a day of skiing at Wolf Creek, which received 124" of snow in seven days just before I arrived."
— Telluride, Colorado Trip Advisor member review

Local Events

30th Annual “Park to Park” Arts & Crafts Festival
July 4-6 - Painters, photographers, wood carvers, flute makers, fiber weavers, jewelers and many others will be lining the streets of downtown Pagosa Springs. Come by and see the beautiful artwork of these talented crafters.
Four Corners Folk Festival
August 29-31 - Don’t miss out on this fabulous event full of folk, acoustic, and bluegrass music. The show will include music by Earl Scruggs and Friends & Family, Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile, The Waifs, The Infamous Stringdusters, Crooked Still, Ollabelle, Bearfoot, Over the Rhine, The Greencards, The Belleville Outfit, Boulder Acoustic Society, Anne & Pete Sibley and more.
Four Corners Cup Mountain Bike Points Series
September 23 - This is an annual bike race that is held just 10 miles outside of town in the Turkey Springs area. It’s the final race of the Four Corners Cup and cash prizes are awaiting each winner. Registration is only $20 if you sign up before Sept. 20. Red Ryder Roundup and Parade
July 4th The Red Ryder Roundup is the main Event in Pagosa Springs, and the oldest community event of the summer. It is an ongoing event for over 50 years.

 

 

 

Activities

Mountains, Pagosa Springs, Colorado, CO

Summer/Fall

Fishing- Nearby lakes such as Lake Capote, Opal Lake, and Echo Lake are stocked every year to provide prime quantity and quality for all fishers alike. The San Juan River that runs through the area is also a perfect breeding ground for rainbow and brown trout. We help pay for the river to be stocked three times a year. So whether you prefer lakes, rivers, streams, or even a small beaver pond you can find it near Pagosa Springs.

Hiking-Close to every campground, there are over 30 trailheads just waiting to be hiked throughout the San Juan National Forest. Some of these trails are Poison Park Trailhead, Weminuche Trail, Cimarrona Creek Trailhead, Williams Creek Trailhead, and Middle Fork Trail. Just remember to use a U.S. National Forest Service Map whenever possible.

Mountain Biking-There are also many scenic trails to bike along that vary in difficulty. East Fork is a beginner trail. Willow Draw is geared toward expert level bikers. And Piedra Falls is more for intermediates. But no matter which one you choose, you’ll enjoy a beautiful mountainous region that only has clean air.

Off-roading/4x4 Trails-There are roads and trails specific to motorized vehicles all over the place. Some of the more popular trails include Devil Mountain Trial, East Fork/Elwood pass 4x4 Trail, and Blue Creek 4x4 Trail. Just take your pick and enjoy the ride.

Golfing- Pagosa Springs Championship Golf Course provides three different 9-hole courses. The Pinon Nine and Ponderosa Nine have beautiful trees lining the fairways and the Meadows Nine have a mountainous view with the added challenge of lakes throughout the course.

Rock Climbing-About an hour and a half outside of Pagosa Springs lies Penitente Canyon; a world famous rock climbing destination. It’s known to be a great place to learn but has areas suitable for all difficulties.

Rafting/kayaking- The San Juan River Project was recently completed that added rapids to the river. This improved the quality of rafting and kayaking along this portion of the San Juan River. With the mountain run-offs each spring, the San Juan River is always full and exciting.

Hunting- The leaves changing color only means one thing to certain people in Pagosa Country—it’s big game hunting season. Between the summer and winter months the echoes of rifles can be heard across the San Juan countryside.

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Snowmobiling, Pagosa Springs, Colorado, CO

Winter

Snowboarding/Skiing- Just 23 miles from Pagosa Springs lies Wolf Creek, one of Colorado’s prestigious ski  resorts. From early November until early April you can take advantage of great slopes and fresh powder. Wolf Creek has an annual average of 465 inches of snow.

Snowshoeing/Cross-country skiing- Get out and explore some of the most remote wilderness areas around the Continental Divide that cannot be reached during the winter on foot or by car. The Weminuche Wilderness creates a peaceful atmosphere that makes for a great adventure.

Snowmobiling- Are you looking to explore back-country that’s covered in feet of snow? Snowmobiles become a popular form of transportation during the winter months around Pagosa Springs. There are several snowmobile tour companies that can provide you not only with the necessary machines and equipment, but knowledge that will keep you safe during your back-country exploration.

Ice Fishing- When the ice is thick and the air is cool, Hatcher Lake makes for ideal ice fishing. So don’t forget your auger and pole because there are some fun ice fishing tournaments around the Pagosa Lakes area during the winter.

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