About this TOPO location
Pagosa Springs is a charming town nestled in the San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado, known for its natural beauty, year-round outdoor activities, and relaxing hot springs. The town is surrounded by the San Juan National Forest, offering a playground for hiking, biking, skiing, and snowmobiling.
One of the town’s most popular attractions is the world-renowned hot springs. Visitors can relax in the warm, mineral-rich waters that bubble up from the ground and soothe aches and pains. The Springs Resort & Spa is the largest hot springs facility in town, featuring 23 mineral hot springs pools with varying temperatures, as well as a full-service spa.
In addition to its hot springs, Pagosa Springs is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The San Juan River runs through town, offering opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and rafting. The area also boasts several hiking trails, including the iconic Piedra River Trail and the Fourmile Falls Trail.
In the winter months, Pagosa Springs transforms into a winter wonderland. The Wolf Creek Ski Area, located just a short drive from town, boasts some of the best snow in the state, with an average annual snowfall of 465 inches. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling are also popular winter activities.
The town itself is home to several charming shops, restaurants, and art galleries. The historic downtown area is a great place to wander, with beautiful Victorian-era buildings and a friendly, laid-back vibe. Visitors can also learn about the town’s rich history at the San Juan Historical Museum.
Pagosa Springs is a beautiful and welcoming community that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to relax and soak in the hot springs or hit the trails and explore the mountains, this town is a must-visit destination in Colorado.
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