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Pagosa Springs

TRAVEL PLANNER


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We are thrilled you are considering a visit to Pagosa Springs, Colorado. With an abundance of activities for all ages, a variety of lodging and dining options, we know how to treat our guests. We believe you will find our small town hospitality refreshingly authentic and genuinely helpful. For additional planning assistance, visit us online at www.VisitPagosaSprings.com or call us at (800) 252-2204. When you arrive in town, stop by the Visitor Center, located along the San Juan River on Hot Springs Boulevard in the heart of downtown. You will be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable staff members and seasoned volunteers to help make the most of your visit.

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Winter Activities

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Arts & Culture

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Family Fun & Wildlife Opportunities

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Events & Festivals

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Weddings, Family Reunions & Meetings

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Movies Filmed in the Area

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Airport Information

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Sample Itineraries

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Dining, Breweries, Geothermal Greenhouse

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Lodging & Camping Directories

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Pagosa Springs lies in the heart of Southwest

Colorado, at the base of Wolf Creek Pass. Located along Highway 160, Pagosa Springs is a short drive to many of the National Parks of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona and many other amazing sites throughout the Southwest. F LY Stevens Field, our county airport, serves private aircraft, including jets, while commercial airlines connect through the La Plata County Airport in Durango, CO. Other options include flying into Albuquerque, Denver, or Colorado Springs. DRIVE From Durango, CO: Take Hwy 160 East approximately 60 miles into downtown Pagosa Springs. From Santa Fe, NM: Follow US Hwy 285 North/Hwy 84 for about 3 hours. At Chama, New Mexico turn left onto Hwy 84 about 45 minutes to junction of Hwy 84 and Hwy 160. Turn left on Hwy. 160 and travel into downtown Pagosa Springs. From Denver: Take Hwy 285 South to Hwy 160 west. The drive takes you past the Collegiate Peaks, Great Sand Dunes National Park and over Wolf Creek Pass.

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With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, visitors enjoy the outdoors year round during four distinct seasons. Average Monthly Temperatures (High/Low-F)

January - 39 / 4

July - 83 / 45

February - 44 / 10

August - 80 / 45

March - 50 / 19

September - 73 / 37

April - 59 / 25

October - 63 / 27

May - 68 / 31

November - 49 / 17

June - 78 / 38

December - 40 / 7

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Continental Divide Trail

E XPLORING PAGOSA Home to the World’s Deepest Hot Springs, downtown Pagosa Springs features a paved river walk, historic walking tour, the San Juan River and many public parks. Providing visitors with a chance to enjoy the water, fish, hike, raft, bike or play disc golf without ever leaving town. Of course you will want to leave town to explore and enjoy all that the vast area has to offer. Heading east on Hwy 160, the first stop is Treasure Falls and the next stop is the West Fork Valley Overlook, a scene featured in the movie “Vacation” and one certain to leave an impression. Drive to the top of Wolf Creek Pass to the Continental Divide and Lobo Overlook. As you head down the pass towards South Fork, check out Wolf Creek Ski Area and Alberta Park Reservoir. Stop by Big Meadows Reservoir or Tucker Ponds to see small alpine lakes. Another great adventure is Park Creek Road, which leads to the old mining town, Summitville. Fall in Downtown Pagosa Springs

Piedra Road is a beautiful road that can be handled easily by a passenger vehicle. Major destinations include Piedra Falls, Ice Caves and Williams Reservoir. There are several roads that are worth a detour with wonderful picnic spots along the way. Consider taking Plumtaw Road back to town which turns the drive into a loop. Make sure to check out Deb’s Schoolhouse, a National Historic Site, along the way. The Pagosa Springs area has many scenic fall drives, none of which is more breathtaking than Blanco Basin. Suitable for all vehicle types, this drive is one of the top day trips in the area. Other great options off of Hwy 84 include Mill Creek Road and Buckles Lake Road. History buffs will want to make the trip to Pagosa Junction, south of Pagosa Springs, where the Rio Grande Railroad once came through the area. This route was recently designated as the Tracks Across Borders Scenic Byway.

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Hot Springs Hot springs only occur where Mother Nature puts them. With their unique combination of geology and hydrology, Pagosa’s springs are a natural and historical delight. People have been soaking in Pagosa’s naturally hot mineral water for thousands of years enjoying the health, healing and relaxation benefits. The mineral water’s deep heating relaxes tired, achy muscles and relieves pain and tension. Alternate soaking in a hot pool followed by a quick dip in a cold plunge stimulates circulation and dilates blood vessels to help promote healing. When you soak, hydrostatic pressure in the body is increased. This results in increased circulation and cell oxygenation. Additionally, the hot water helps strengthen your heart by increasing your blood flow, your pores begin to open, which in turn helps increase mineral absorption and the release of toxins from your body. Finely dissolved minerals in the water are beneficial to the skin and don’t dry out your skin like chlorine does in hot tubs and pools. Make sure to visit our three downtown hot springs facilities - you’ll be glad you took the time to relax and enjoy!

Minerals present in Pagosa’s water and their health benefits: S O D I U M Salt soaks have been known to help in relieving the symptoms of arthritis as well as awakening the lymphatic system.

F L U O R I D E Calcium fluoride is a component of elastic fibers of the skin, bones and teeth— promotes hardness.

M A G N E S I U M Maintains normal heart rhythms, converts blood sugar to energy and promotes healthy skin.

S I L I C A Boosts immune system, promotes healthy nerves, mucous membranes, hair and nails and strengthens bones.

S U L F A T E S / S U L F U R Sulfur is an anti-inflammatory; rids the body of toxins; promotes health of bones, hair, nails, fluids in joints and vertebral discs.

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B O R O N Boosts brain activity builds muscle mass, strengthens bones.

P O T A S S I U M normalizes heart rhythms; assists in reducing high blood pressure; eliminates body toxins.

I R O N Increases resistance to disease and stress. Prevents fatigue and promotes good skin tone.

C H L O R I D E Musculoskeletal benefits, helps with rheumatic and arthritic symptoms.

Z I N C Antioxidant nutrient; promotes wound healing, maintains hormone activity; aids in digestion.

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Williams Creek Reservoir

HIKING & BACKPACKING Pagosa Springs has over 650 miles of hiking trails for all abilities with scenery that won’t disappoint. Several scenic and historic hikes can be found right in Downtown Pagosa Springs. If you head north on Piedra Rd (County Rd 600), you will find several hikes - a short 1/2 mile hike that ends at the thundering Piedra Falls or hike the Piedra River Trail through box canyons. Also

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north of town on Fourmile Road, a 3-4 mile one-way hike will take you to Falls Creek Falls and Four-Mile Falls. The trails south of town include Opal Lake, a 1½ mile one-way hike with some steep portions that leads to a milky white lake. East of town trails include the Continental Divide. Stop by the visitor center and pick up the Hiking Trails and Scenic Drives brochures for more

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trail suggestions. M O U N TA I N B I K I N G There are multiple trail systems in the area to keep mountain bikers entertained. Located

Pagosa Springs, surrounded by over 2.5 million acres of the Weminuche Wilderness and San Juan National Forest, has an abundance of outdoor activities, scenery, and wildlife. Treasure Falls, one of several waterfalls in the area, is a must see and can be viewed from Hwy 160. There is a short hike to Misty Deck where the spray of the falls can be felt.

in the heart of downtown, Reservoir Hill and the newly added Dakota Springs trails offer quick rides and spectacular views. A few miles north, off of Piedra Road, is the Turkey Springs area with more than 30 miles of singletrack providing several options for the beginner through advanced rider. HORSEBACK RIDING Bringing your own horse or looking for a trail ride, we have you covered. Horses can be boarded at several campgrounds in the area. Home to a number of outfitters, trail rides are available 1 hour to all day. Overnight pack trips take the adventurous and hunters deep into

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Williams Creek Reservoir

HUNTING

F LOAT I N G & T U B I N G

With more wildlife than people, the chances of spotting an elk

Pagosa Springs is fortunate to have the San Juan River run through

or deer are pretty good. The public lands and forests surrounding

the middle of town. The Town has added whitewater features on

Pagosa Springs and vicinity afford outstanding big game habitat

a 2-mile stretch of the San Juan River through downtown Pagosa,

where licensed hunters enjoy some of the finest hunting in North

which makes for great areas to play throughout the summer.

America. Hunters can find black bears, cougars, bighorn sheep,

Tubing has become a favorite pastime of many, with tube rentals

and considerable herds of mule deer and elk that seasonally

and shuttles available in town.

migrate between winter and summer ranges. S TA N D U P PA D D L E B OA R D I N G

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AT V ’ S & 4X4’ S

To make for a serene afternoon, enjoy our warm summer days

The Pagosa area has many miles of off-roads trails.

and amazing mountain views around Williams Creek Reservoir

A favorite all day trail is East Fork Road which goes by Silver

while on a stand up paddle board . For a quick outing, try Echo

Falls, climbs Elwood Pass to the top of the Continental Divide

Lake State Wildlife Area south of town. Multiple shops rent SUPs

and into Summitville.

with lessons available.

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B OAT I N G

May through June is the prime time for whitewater rafting and

Explore our prisitine mountain lakes by kayak or canoe. Drink

kayaking. Spring snow melt swells the San Juan and Piedra

in the amazing beauty of the surrounding San Juan Mountains.

Rivers and whitewater adventures abound! Whitewater Rafting

Several lakes in the area allow non motorized boats or trolling

enthusiasts have multiple outfitters and rivers to choose from

motors. For those that prefer large motorized boating, Navajo

for ½ to full day trips.

Lake is less than an hour from town.

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Piedra River

GOLF & DISC GOLF Pagosa Springs Golf Club has a well-maintained 27 hole public course featuring a magnificent mountain backdrop. Pagosa Springs is also home to two 18-basket disc golf courses, on Reservoir Hill and in Cloman Park. HOT AIR BALLOON Capture aerial views of the San Juan Mountains and the area’s gorgeous canyons and valleys on a hot-air balloon ride. During excursions, riders participate in the set-up and inflation of the balloon, learn the history of ballooning and end the trip with a champagne celebration. To see dozens of prismatic balloons float above the area, check out the annual ColorFest Weekend in September .

FISHING Dreaming of catching a trout? Fly fish the San Juan River from Town Park or head deeper into the woods and try your luck on one of many rivers and streams. Guided fishing trips are available from many outfitters, who will take you to their favorite spots in the area. Short on time? Echo Lake State Wildlife Area is only 5 minutes from town and is a great place to drop a line in the summer and ice fish in the winter. For the full mountain experience, Williams Reservoir is second to none.

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NORDIC SKIING & SNOWSHOEING

The Pagosa Springs area has over 50km of free trails groomed for Skate Skiing and Classic Cross Country Skiing. In downtown, you will find flat groomed trails at Yamaguchi Park and climbing trails at Reservoir Hill. North of town, Turkey Springs and Coyote Hill have enough trails for all day fun. Early and late season conditions are best at the Continental Divide at Lobo Overlook or the Alberta Loop. I C E S K AT I N G Winter in Pagosa Springs is filled with bright sunshine, fresh light snow, and outdoor activities for all. The San Juan Valley has terrain perfect for beginners and those looking to enjoy a quiet day. For those looking for an adventurous challenge, the San Juan Mountains won’t let you down.

The Pagosa Multi-Purpose Pavilion, located in South Park is a maintained rink that offers sessions for public ice skating, hockey, and broom ball. The ponds, located in downtown behind the River Center, allow ice skating when the ice is at least 4� thick. There is no fee to skate on the ponds and skate rentals are available nearby. SLEIGH RIDES Over the hill and dale, you will hit the snowy trail in a sleigh with draft horses in the lead. With a blanket on your lap and hot cocoa in hand, relax and enjoy the quiet countryside. WinterFest Balloon Ascension

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SKIING & SNOWBOARDING Skiing in the Colorado mountains is enjoyed by many, however, being able to ski and snowboard where the most snow falls in the state, far away from crowds and lift lines, is a Colorado experience not to be missed. Wolf Creek Ski Area is an affordable, family-friendly ski area that receives an incredible amount of snow each season. With an impressive 465 inch average snowfall, Wolf Creek’s snow base is all natural. Wolf Creek Ski Area

SNOWMOBILING Hundreds of miles of groomed trails and even more accessible in the backcountry, this area can be explored on your own snowmobile or with one of many experienced guides in Pagosa Springs. Enjoy from a one hour tour to all day exploring the many areas including East Fork, the top of Wolf Creek Pass, Jackson Mountain, Turkey Springs, and Plumtaw. DOG SLEDDING Enjoy the thrill of being pulled by a team of Alaskan Malamutes across the frozen hills. Choose from a Mini Adventure, the Full Adventure (the most popular, at 3 hours), or the Sunset/Moonlight Adventure. SLEDDING & TUBING Driving and have the room? Bring your own tubes and enjoy free sledding and tubing on Pagosa Springs’ many hills including, Reservoir Hill and Lobo Overlook. Don’t have your own tubes? No worry! There are plenty of places to buy or rent. No tube or sled needed to try out the well designed tubing hill east of Town on Hwy 160, which includes a tube with price of admission.

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Chimney Rock National Monument

Chimney Rock National Monument

CHIMNEY ROCK Designated a National Monument in 2012, Chimney Rock lies on 4,726 acres of San Juan National Forest land surrounded by the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. Chimney Rock is the highest in elevation and most isolated

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community tied to Chaco Canyon. Best known for the major lunar standstill every 18.6 years, the site was home to the ancestors of the modern Pueblo

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Indians 1,000 years ago and is of great spiritual significance to these tribes. Daily tours and special programs offered mid-May through mid-September.

Culture MUSEUM

The Pagosa Springs History Museum displays how the pioneers lived in Pagosa Springs and the surrounding area from the 1890s to the early 1900s. The museum features photos and other historical artifacts from the time period. The History Museum also features a permanent collection of historical quilts. Open everyday from 9am to 5pm mid-May through mid-September.

A R T S & C U LT U R E The Pagosa Springs area is home to a variety of art galleries, live theatre, museums, and cultural activities. You can explore ancient civilizations, our western heritage, and the work of local artisans.

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Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts

L I V E T H E AT R E The Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts is a professional year round theatre company presenting something for everyone from band concerts to dance recitals, popular musicals and dramas, jazz festivals, choral concerts,

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children’s theater camps and art gallery exhibits.

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, located 60 miles from Pagosa, winds through spectacular and breathtaking canyons in the remote wilderness of the San Juan National Forest for an unforgettable

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year-round adventure. Experience the adventure of traveling by a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive on the same tracks miners, cowboys and settlers of the Old West took over a century ago. Relive history with the sights and sounds of yesteryear for a truly spectacular journey on board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. C U M B R E S & T O LT E C S C E N I C R A I L R O A D The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, located 45 miles from Pagosa, was originally constructed in 1880 as part of the Rio Grande’s San Juan Extension, which served the silver mining district of the San Juan mountains in southwestern Colorado. Like all of the Rio Grande at the time, it was built to a gauge of 3 feet between the rails, instead of the more common 4 feet, 8-1/2 inches that became standard in the United States. The inability to interchange cars with other railroads led the Rio Grande to begin converting its tracks to standard gauge in 1890.

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Wildlife

Family Fun

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F A M I LY / K I D S A C T I V I T I E S Allow our breathtaking beauty, friendly town, and relaxed pace to make your next family vacation one to remember. Whatever your family’s idea of fun is, we can accommodate. Families with children of all ages can enjoy a variety of year round activities. Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts has family-friendly shows sure to captivate young imaginations or get up close and personal with locally rescued animals at The Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park. And because of the Hot Springs, swimming outdoors is available all year, even during a snowstorm. In the summer, spend the day tubing on the San Juan River through downtown, picnic in Town Park or spend some time at the skate park in Yamaguchi Park. Another day, head to Chimney Rock National Monument where kids can throw an ancient weapon using an Atlatl. Indoor archery lessons, locally made root beer, fudge, and ice cream are a few of the treasures that can be found in the shops around town. For more fun ideas, pick up a Pagosa Springs Activity Book at The Visitor Center.

WILDLIFE Pagosa Springs, and the surrounding wilderness and national forest is home to abundant wildlife. Sightings of deer, elk, coyote, skunk, fox and turkey are not uncommon. While bear, moose, mountain goat, mountain sheep and mountain lions are less common, they do make their home in our area. Pagosa Country also has a large variety of birds. While we can’t guarantee you’ll see what you are looking for, it is quite likely they will see you! Both deer and elk venture out in the warm morning sunshine. If you’re hiking, it helps to be quiet as you move along. The animals can hear better than you and commonly stay just out of sight. As you come to reach open space, slow down and move over to the trees beside the trail, creep along and look carefully. The best opportunity to see area wildlife and learn more about the various animals, is to take a tour at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park at feeding time. Located five miles south of Pagosa on Hwy 84, the Wildlife Park is a sanctuary for rescued animals that wouldn’t survive on their own in the wild.

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For full event calendar and details, check out: www.visitpagosasprings.com/events SUMMER July 4th Festivities: Celebrate America

SPRING Car Show @ Pagosa

Arts & Crafts Festivals

Folk n’ Bluegrass Festival

Live theatre productions at Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts

Chimney Rock Season Opening XTERRA Festival Live theatre productions at Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts

Rodeos Cowboy Fast Draw (State Championship) Four Corners Folk Festival GECKO Endurance Events Farmers Market

4th of July Parade in Downtown Pagosa Springs

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FALL Live theatre productions at Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts

WINTER Nordic Races

Colorfest Weekend GECKO Endurance Events Mountain Chile Cha Cha

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Live theatre productions at Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts Events at Wolf Creek Ski Area Holiday Palooza Winterfest

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Groups & Meetings G R O U P S & M E E T I N G S Pagosa Springs hosts groups and events of all sizes. Whether planning a wedding, business retreat or family reunion, Pagosa Springs has a range of venues and a variety of activities to keep your group entertained. Hosting any event in Pagosa Springs is not only easy, everyone will love you for giving them a reason to visit. With amazing hot springs, plenty of restaurants, lodging options, and area activities - entertaining family, friends or business associates in Pagosa Springs is easily accomplished.

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WEDDINGS Pagosa Springs offers a quaint town and perfect mountain setting for the special wedding you’ve always dreamed of having. Whether you’re planning a small family gathering or hosting a couple hundred guests we offer every service from fine cuisine to the most beautiful flower arrangements. There are plenty of catering options available, along with great opportunities for group activities such as wine tasting, olive oil sampling, and tours with local crafters. With gorgeous mountain views, from waterfalls to white capped mountains, Pagosa has what you need to make your wedding one you’ll never forget.

F A M I LY R E U N I O N S Are you looking for the perfect place to reconnect with your family? Pagosa Springs offers everything that your family needs for that much needed reunion. The shoppers of the family can visit the many downtown shops, while the adventurous can go mountain biking or play disc golf on Reservoir Hill, the rest enjoys the San Juan River and then everyone meets for lunch. B U S I N E S S M E E T I N G S/ R E T R E AT S Pagosa Springs offers all of the amenities both for work and play - for a successful business meeting or retreat. You’ll find our small town can provide a cost effective way to help your business team. With all of the area activities, you can provide your business associates and their spouses with both a backcountry team building experience and relaxing spa treatments. 29


Airport

Movies

Scenic Overlook from the movie “Vacation”

Avjet FBO Lobby

Archuleta County Airport at Stevens Field is one of the most beautiful airports in America. With an 8100 x 100 foot runway, the airport offers great amenities and modern FBO facilities, managed by Avjet. To learn more about the airport facilities, visit www.www.stevensfield.com.

Pagosa Springs is famous for its amazing scenery - the mountains, the valleys, the rivers and the ‘old time’ western feel have brought many movie productions to our corner of Colorado. Below is a snapshot:

Amenities include: • Modern FBO facilities • Luxury lobby and conference room • Flight planning room • Pilot snooze room • Hangar space • Quick turns • Internet terminal and wireless access

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Courtesy transportation Government cards Office space for lease Concierge service 24 hour self serve-100LL 24 hour restrooms and telephone

In 1972, John Wayne filmed a lot of The Cowboys, just outside of Pagosa Springs. Wil Anderson, played by Wayne, is shot, killed and buried just north of town. The grave is still marked. Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, the Griswolds, were in National Lampoon’s Vacation filmed in 1983. Look for the scene shot from the scenic overlook on Wolf Creek Pass, on Hwy 160 east of Pagosa Springs. Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade was made in 1989, the Jones family home and the train can be found in Antonito, one end of the Cumbres-Toltec Railroad, which you can ride today and visit the house Indiana ‘grew up’ in. In 2009, Phil Keoghan, host of the CBS series The Amazing Race, rode his bike across America and filmed the movie, The Ride. His overnight visit and warm reception in Pagosa Springs made such an impression, to this day, when interviewed about favorite places in the world, Pagosa makes his list. Some other movies filmed in this area include the 2014 independent film, Child of Grace, the 2012 movie, Last Ounce of Courage, The Prestige made in 2006, and in 2000 The Claim.

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Pagosa Springs is a year round destination that features four unique seasons. Throughout the year, visitors can relax and rejuvenate in our world famous hot springs, enjoy a performance at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, explore many shops and galleries and take advantage of our many fine restaurants and three local breweries. Below are just a few suggestions for seasonal enjoyment: S P R I N G As the snow melts in the mountains surrounding Pagosa Springs, opportunities abound for exploration: • Hike, mountain bike or play disc golf in multiple locations close to town • Wander the scenic Riverwalk through downtown • Raft or kayak the San Juan River • Enjoy scenic drives to view mountains awaking from their winter slumber • Hike to waterfalls while they are running at their peak S U M M E R As the days get longer and temps warm up, so does Pagosa Springs: • Explore over 650 miles of trails seeking waterfalls, wildflowers and wildlife • Tube, float or swim the San Juan River through downtown • Horseback riding through scenic countryside • Tour Chimney Rock National Monument, a celestial observatory • Mountain bike 30 miles of pristine single track in Turkey Springs • Soak in one of three Pagosa Springs under a dark starry night

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Spring

Fall F A L L As the leaves change in Pagosa Springs, viewing the fall colors is a must: • Enjoy a hot air balloon ride, providing a birds eye view of the amazing scenery • View the area wildlife in the surrounding 2.5 millions acres of wilderness and national forest areas • Explore Williams Creek Reservoir by canoe or stand up paddle board • Fish one of many streams, rivers and lakes • Enjoy a scenic drive discovering the autumn beauty of the San Juan Mountains

W I N T E R Snow brings peacefulness to Pagosa Springs, but adventure still abounds: • Ski or snowboard in the most snow in Colorado at Wolf Creek Ski Area • Explore over 50km of groomed Nordic trails on cross country skis or snowshoes • Take a snowmobiling tour to explore the majestic winter backcountry • Ice skating outdoors in downtown Pagosa Springs • Enjoy a scenic dog sledding tour and learn to mush

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Breweries

Dining DINING Pagosa Springs has a variety of restaurants and dining establishments to choose from: fancy upscale restaurants to neighborhood taco stands, and everything in between. Many of the restaurants in town use fresh local ingredients and are able to accommodate special dietary needs. There are a variety of regional specialties to whet your appetite, and a wide range of prices to suit most any dining budget.

Pagosa Brewing & Grill is an award winning establishment known for crafting homemade soda pops and unique, small-batch beers such as Ancestral Ale. The limited edition beer commemorates the ascension of Chimney Rock Archaeological Area to National Monument status and was crafted using ingredients that would have been used by the ancestral Puebloan people, such as yellow squash, Anasazi beans, sweet corn, and prickly pear cactus fruit. Riff Raff Brewing Company is housed in an 1896 building complete with a beer garden. Riff Raff utilizes a geothermal heat exchanger to heat the brew house and other applications.The geothermal water, delivered by a Town of Pagosa Springs geothermal water loop, originates from the same large spring that supplies the prominent recreational hot springs in downtown Pagosa Springs.

Geothermal Greenhouse The Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP) The Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP), located in Centennial Park along the San Juan River in downtown Pagosa, is a nonprofit whose mission is “growing food and community with local energy.” Their goal is to teach sustainable agricultural practices by producing food year-round using local renewable energy. When it’s completed, the site along the River Walk trail will consist of three, 42-foot geothermal and solar heated greenhouses, plus outdoor botanical gardens.

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970-507-8703 970-507-8703

Downtown Downtown

sanjuanmotel.net sanjuanmotel.net

800-765-0250 800-765-0250

Downtown Downtown

4646

1414

pagosahotsprings.com pagosahotsprings.com

800-225-0934 800-225-0934

Downtown Downtown

7979

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ElkElk Trace Trace Ranch Ranch Luxury Luxury Bed Bed & Breakfast & Breakfast

elktracebedandbreakfast.com elktracebedandbreakfast.com

970-731-5868 970-731-5868

Midtown Midtown

5 5

Elkwood Elkwood Manor Manor Luxury Luxury Bed Bed & Breakfast & Breakfast

elkwoodmanor.com elkwoodmanor.com

970-264-9166 970-264-9166

South South

5 5

sunsetranchcabins.com sunsetranchcabins.com

970-264-0086 970-264-0086

East East

3 3

Canyon Canyon Crest Crest Lodge Lodge

Sunset Sunset Ranch Ranch Cabins/Bed Cabins/Bed & Breakfast & Breakfast

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866-377-1115 866-377-1115

Downtown Downtown

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firesidecabins.com firesidecabins.com

888-264-9204 888-264-9204

East East

1515

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Healing Healing Waters Waters Resort Resort & Spa & Spa

pshotsprings.com pshotsprings.com

800-832-5523 800-832-5523

Downtown Downtown

3 3

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highcountrylodge.com highcountrylodge.com

800-862-3707 800-862-3707

East East

1010

1010

lbarzcabins.com lbarzcabins.com

970-264-5548 970-264-5548

East East

2 2

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sanjuanmotel.net sanjuanmotel.net

800-765-0250 800-765-0250

Downtown Downtown

1414

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3 3

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sunsetranchcabins.com sunsetranchcabins.com

970-264-0086 970-264-0086

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lodgingpagosasprings.com lodgingpagosasprings.com

970-731-8599 970-731-8599

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coyote-hill.com coyote-hill.com

970-731-3387 970-731-3387

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extraholidays.com extraholidays.com

800-438-6493 800-438-6493

Uptown Uptown

Incredible Incredible Pagosa Pagosa Vacation Vacation Rentals Rentals

incrediblepagosa.com incrediblepagosa.com

970-946-0170 970-946-0170

Downtown Downtown

5 5

Next Next Home Home Rocky Rocky Mountain Mountain Realty Realty

www.nexthomermr.com www.nexthomermr.com

970-507-8655 970-507-8655

Uptown Uptown

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pagosaaccommodations.com pagosaaccommodations.com

970-731-2216 970-731-2216

Various Various

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pagosamtnproperties.com pagosamtnproperties.com

970-946-2462 970-946-2462

Various Various

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pagosarentals.com pagosarentals.com

800-367-2140 800-367-2140

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sunetha.com sunetha.com

800-365-3149 800-365-3149

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theloftatthemetrohotel.com theloftatthemetrohotel.com

970-264-4237 970-264-4237

Downtown Downtown

2 2

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800-832-5523

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970-883-2273

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866-651-6468

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May 1 - Oct 30

970-731-5345

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Navajo Lake

Year Round

800-678-2267

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Hwy 160 East

Apr 15 - Nov 30

888-785-3234

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May 1 - Oct 31

888-724-6727

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April - November

970-883-3636

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May 20 - Nov 15

970-731-2300

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Hwy 160 East

May 1 - Oct 23

970-264-0365

Happy Camper RV Park happycampercolorado.com

Hwy 160 West

Year Round

Downtown

Healing Waters Resort & Spa pshotsprings.com Lake Capote lakecapote.com The Last Resort Campground lastresortrvpark.info Mountain Landing RV Park mountainlanding.net Navajo State Park coloradostateparks.reserveamerica.com Pagosa Riverside Campground coloradodirectory.com/pagosariversidecamp Pagosa Springs RV Park pagosaspringsrvpark.com Pinon Park Campground pinonparkcampground.com Sportsman’s Campground sportsmanscampground.com Wolf Creek Run Resort (Class A) wolfcreekrun.net

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Blanco River GroupCampground

Hwy 84 South

Memorial Day - Sept 3

Bridge Campground

Piedra Road North

Cimarrona Campground

yes

1

Memorial Day - Sept 3

yes

19

Piedra Road North

Memorial Day - Oct 31

yes

21

East Fork Campground

Hwy 160 East

Memorial Day - Sept 3

yes

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Lower Piedra Campground

Hwy 160 West

Memorial Day - Sept 29

yes

17

Palisades Horse Camp Only for Campers with Livestock

Piedra Road North

Memorial Day - Oct 31

yes

12

Teal Campground

Piedra Road North

Memorial Day -Sep 29

yes

Ute Campground

Hwy 160 West

Memorial Day - Sept 29

West Fork Campground

Hwy 160 East

Memorial Day - Sept 3

Williams Creek Campground

Piedra Road North

Memorial Day - Sept 15

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970-731-5822

800-280-9429

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May - September

2

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23

Hwy 84 South

30

TRAILHEAD

23

Blanco River RV Park blancoriverrvpark.com

30

FISHING

5

970-264-5374

HOT SPRINGS & HOT TUB

5

May 25-Oct 28

PRICING

35

Hwy 160 East

SLIDEOUTS

20

Bruce Spruce Ranch brucespruceranch.com

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Scenic Overlook

Fishing Area

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160

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648

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Fawn Gulch

Valle Seco Rd

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TURKEY CREEK FOURMILE LAKE LAKES

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