About Pagosa Springs Colorado

Imagine a small, scenic Rocky Mountain town

San Jaun River in Pagosa Springs

A river runs through the heart of this scenic Colorado town, surrounded by towering peaks, high desert plateaus, lush forests, peaceful wilderness, serene scenery and therapeutic healing waters. Multi-colored hot air balloons dot the sunny skies, galleries, museums and charming shops line the streets and the pristine wilderness that surrounds you offers year round recreational fun, activity and restoration of the soul.

Sunetha Property Management welcomes you to Pagosa Springs, named for the hot springs celebrated as “healing waters”, listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for “Deepest Geothermal Hot Spring.”

Healing waters
Nestled at the base of the Continental Divide, in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, the world’s deepest hot spring feeds over 30 pools in Pagosa Springs, with spectacular and unmatched mountain and river views. Soak in one of the 23 pools terraced along the San Juan River at The Springs Resort & Spa, restore your soul in a rooftop tub at the Overlook Hot Springs Spa framed by the majestic San Juans, or relax in the large outdoor pool and hot tubs at the Healing Waters Resort & Spa. For unmatched tranquillity, venture into the remote backcountry to discover secluded natural hot-springs steaming up into the cool air, such as Rainbow Hot Springs, Piedra River Hot Springs and Sheep Creek Springs.

Wander into Wilderness
The San Juan National Forest, Weminuche Wilderness and San Juan River provide endless year round adventure. Ride the waters of the San Juan River as it winds its way through town, forming class III rapids downstream as it reaches the beautiful and secluded Mesa Canyon. Cast your fly rod for the perfect catch in the heart of downtown or head north on Piedra Road to Williams Creek Reservoir, a gem back-dropped by the San Juan mountains, the perfect escape for salmon and trout fishing. Escape to the serene mountain trails of the surrounding wilderness through fields of wildflowers to crystal clear alpine lakes and cascading waterfalls or head to the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park to adventure the trails by horseback.

The winter months brings “the most snow in Colorado” at the nearby Wolf Creek Ski Area, known for its relaxed vibe and deep powder. Ride the chairlift to cruise 1,600-acres of perfect snow, explore the untouched powder of the San Juan National Forest on snowmobile, cross country ski through pristine landscape at the Pagosa Nordic Club or head to the hills for fun sledding and tubing. For adventures of a different kind traverse the backcountry on a peaceful soul soothing sleigh ride or dog sledding excursion and experience an anglers ultimate - ice fishing on a frozen reservoir.

Whether sunshine or snow there is no better way to end your day of activity and adventure warming up with a bowl of chilli and a craft brew at a local brewery, followed by an exhilarating dip in one of the towns mineral rich hot springs.

Explore the surrounding areas

  • Pagosa Springs is the ideal vacation destination from which to explore the beautiful areas that surround it.
  • Experience magical moments at nearby Navajo State Park. Set off on the Piedra Trail for a perfect glowing sunset, water ski the crystal lake waters or quietly watch the bald eagles that call this wooded landscape home.
  • Adventure on day trips from Pagosa Springs. Travel west to the archeological sites and cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, explore the famous gold mining districts of the San Juan Range or head east over the divide to the headwaters of the Rio Grande River and one of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Sand Dunes National Park.
  • Explore our rich heritage and ancient civilizations at the Ancestral Puebloan ruins at the fascinating Chimney Rock National Monument, dating back over 1,000 years.
  • Head to the Piedra Road area within the San Juan National Forest which accesses the Weminuche Wilderness. Explore the beautiful scenic trails and enjoy some of our finest fishing at Buckles and Harris Lakes.
  • Travel the steep and winding road from Pagosa Springs along Wolf Creek Pass to Lobo Overlook at the peak of the Continental Divide. A beautifully scenic drive passing the cascading 100-foot Treasure Falls with spectacular panoramic views of the valleys below.
  • A detour off Wolf Creek Pass will take you on a scenic drive through forestland to Summitville, a historic mining town dating back to the 1800’s, in the heart of the San Juan Mountains.
  • History buffs and railway enthusiasts can ride the historic trains for scenery only viewable by rail, with views of old stagecoach roads and mining camps. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad and the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad are all an easy distance from Pagosa Springs.