Welcome to Pagosa Springs, Colorado! Pagosa is located in the San Juan National Forest and might be best known as an “Authentic Mountain Town”! Nestled amongst the San Juan Mountains, Pagosa Springs has the small town atmosphere people want for their second home getaway. Just driving to the grocery store provides you non-stop breathtaking beauty. Located a mere 35 miles north of the New Mexico border, and hugging the western slope of the Continental Divide, Pagosa is within the San Juan River Basin and surrounded by the millions of acres of San Juan National Forest and the Weminuche Wilderness. How much more ‘Authentic Mountain Town’ can you get?
Known for its world-famous hot springs and nearby Wolf Creek Ski area, which rightfully boasts ‘the most snow in all of Colorado’, Pagosa Springs is a geological marvel that provides all you could want in a vacation destination. You may exhaust yourself just choosing which adventure you want for that day!
It’s virtually a year-round destination with hiking, biking, golfing, fishing, rafting, kayaking, ATVing, jeeping, tubing, horseback riding, hunting and sightseeing in the spring, summer and fall. Winter provides incredible amounts of powder at “The Creek” (as Wolf Creek Ski area is affectionately known), skate skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, snow tubing, dog sledding, ice skating or just roasting marshmallows by a big outdoor fire. Year round you can also hot-air balloon or visit the world renowned hot springs!
Easy to get to by air as Pagosa’s private airfield, Stevens Field is close in town and Durango, a quick 60 miles to the west, offers commercial flights. Driving time from Amarillo, Texas is 6.5 hours, Austin is 13 hours and Albuquerque 4 hours.
As a native Texan, I had discovered Pagosa Springs years ago and made it my home for 12 years. As you read about me in “My Story” you will see that I have been blessed to have experienced the best of Pagosa Springs and the best of my native state, the Texas Hill Country. I feel unbelievably lucky to call both places ‘home’ and will always have a home in both locations. I have figured out the easiest way to keep a foot planted in each wonderful destination and would love to share that with you and help you experience the same! Make sure you read my Blog posts as I will share my stories of life as a Texan and a Pagosan. Southerners will never feel alone in Pagosa Springs as it is inhabited largely by Southerners! But all those trout and elk I chase….don’t seem to differentiate at all!
“PAGOSAH”, the southwest Ute word for “healing waters” and how our name was derived due to the local hot springs, is a befitting tie to Pagosa Springs’ newest “Healing Waters” events! Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing has been hosted in Pagosa Springs for 2 years and is a national program that provides therapy for our wounded soldiers via the healing nature of fly fishing! As organizer of this event, I love the tie “Pagosah” Springs offers for our heroes and invite anyone who would like to participate in these events to contact me! Read more about PHWFF here.
Let’s find you a dream home…a family retreat…a breathtaking getaway in Pagosa Springs, Colorado!