Pagosa Springs is a small community in southwestern Colorado, located on the site of a large natural hot spring. This out-of-the-way town is near a number of infrequently visited scenic spots and sites of interest, such as the South San Juan and eastern Weminuche wilderness areas, Navajo State Park, and the Chimney Rock Archeological Area. A high-rated ski resort at Wolf Creek is also nearby.
Despite its small size, Pagosa Springs is a welcome stop for travelers in this remote part of the country. The town offers a full range of services, as well as some unexpected amenities such as a 27-hole championship golf course. The springs themselves are too hot to swim in, but several local spas offer pools using the spring water, historically thought to have healing properties.
Pagosa Springs is near the border with New Mexico in southwestern Colorado, about 150 miles southeast of Grand Junction and 225 miles southwest of Denver.