Pagosa Springs, Co. is known for its mineral hot springs and the nearby Wolf Creek Ski Area - both major attractions for visitors. The Pagosa Springs hot springs, unique among Colorado springs, offer pools located on the beautiful San Juan River with the indoor and outdoor healing of mineral-soaking facilities right in the middle of town.
In the winter, Wolf Creek Ski Area, just a short drive outside of town, offers diverse alpine skiing and snowboarding with short lift lines and helpful and friendly staff members. Snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are also popular area activities.
Only a short distance from Mesa Verde or the Great Sand Dunes, and at the crossroads of several spectacular scenic drives, Pagosa Springs is a great base camp for exploring southwest Colorado.
In the summer, the list of outdoor activities is long. The Ancestral Puebloan ruins at Chimney Rock Archeological Area take you back centuries. Hike, bike or go on a horseback ride along serene mountain trails to local waterfalls and breathtaking vistas. Raft or kayak down the San Juan River, fish in a nearby stream or secluded lake, boat or water-ski at nearby Navajo Lake or stroll around the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park.