Pagosa Springs, Colorado, a small mountain community, lies in the Southwestern part of the state at the base of Wolf Creek Pass in the breathtaking San Juan Mountains. Named after “The Great Pagosah Hot Springs” by the Ute Indians, Pagosa actually means “Healing Waters”. Our waters top the leader boards as the deepest and largest natural springs in the world, and people flock from all over to soak in the soothing geothermal water to relax and heal.
The southwestern corner of Colorado sits in a sunbelt region, so we enjoy over 300 days of sunshine a year. That’s more than the state of Florida! The weather here is glorious. The summer temperatures average in the 80’s, the fall is full of Indian summer days with gorgeous colors and the winter has plenty of powdery snow. The town averages 100 inches of snow with the surrounding mountains getting much more. Nearby Wolf Creek Ski Area boasts “the most snow in Colorado” with an average snowfall of 480 inches a year!
Residents and tourists alike believe our quaint little town to be one of the friendliest places around, and most everyone is just happy to be here. Situated right around 7,000 feet in elevation and surrounded by millions of acres of national forest and wilderness. Our outdoor recreational opportunities are endless, the arts flourish everywhere you look, and our mountain charm keeps bringing people back. The surreal beauty of our scenery from the crystal clear blue skies to the cascading waterfalls to the rugged mountain peaks stays unsurpassed. There truly is no place quite like Pagosa Springs, Colorado.