Archuleta County in Southwest Colorado

About Pagosa Springs

Refreshingly Authentic
Located in Southwestern Colorado near the New Mexico border, Pagosa Springs is the perfect mix of Southwest and Western cultures. Nestled in the San Juan National Forest visitors will find a variety of outdoor activities to participate in including biking, skiing, rock climbing, and horse back riding. Recently, Pagosa Springs was included in National Geographic Adventure Magazine's 50 Best Places to Live and Play NOW: The Next Great Adventure Towns edition. To explore what Pagosa Springs has to offer please visit

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"Pagosa" is a Ute Indian name given to the hot mineral springs renowned for their healing qualities. Relaxing hot mineral baths and swimming pool are open all year. San Juan National Forest and spectacular Weminuche and South San Juan Wilderness areas offer untold adventure opportunities. Visit the Fred Harman Art Museum, Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, Chimney Rock Archeaological Area, and experience our 27 hole golf course. Winter provides great powder skiing at Wolf Creek Ski Area and miles of groomed snowmobile and cross-country ski trails in magnificent mountain settings.


Pagosa Springs Area Visitor Center
402 San Juan Street
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(800) 252-2204
Pagosa Springs Tourism
Pagosa Springs Online Visitor Guide

Pagosa Springs Launches Amateur Video Contest

Pagosa Springs, Colo. As the Colorado mountains move from an epic winter sport season to a springtime full of warm-weather activities, the town of Pagosa Springs is launching an amateur video contest, and encouraging town visitors to share how they pursue their passion in Pagosa.

With an average of 465 inches of snow for skiing and snowboarding, natural hot springs for soaking, and a quaint town for dining and shopping, all kinds of visitors pursue their unique passions in Pagosa Springs.

Visitors can submit videos about their adrenaline-pumping adventures on the steep slopes of the San Juan mountains, the meditative state they reached in the town's natural hot springs, or how they socialized with the totally unpretentious townspeople as they dined and shopped in town.

The most passionate visitors will win prizes like weekend packages at Hart's Rocky Mountain Retreat, Elkwood Manor, and Be Our Guest, as well as massages, hot springs passes and dinners. The winning videos will also be posted to the town's tourism website.

The submissions, which can include video and/or still photos, should be submitted at The contest will be held throughout 2010, but the first deadline is April 15th. More details can be found on the website.