The Town of Pagosa Springs is a scenic community known for natural hot springs ("Pagosah" is a Southern Ute word for "healing waters"). Pagosa Springs is
located an hour east of Durango
marks the halfway point between
Durango and Creede Colorado. Pagosa Springs is located in the Colorado Snowbelt, just 35 miles north of the New Mexico border and along the Western slope of the Continental Divide. The combination of high desert plateau and Rocky Mountains to the North and East of town creates an unusually mild climate. Pagosa Springs is located in the upper San Juan Basin, surrounded by the nearly 3 million acres of the San Juan National Forest and Weminuche Wilderness Area. As part of the Four Corners region of Southwest Colorado, this mountainous terrain has also attracted a myriad of ancient Indian tribes, Spanish explorers, and fortune seekers throughout the centuries. Each of these cultures left behind historical remnants to educate and entertain us today.
Fishing? Oh you bet, some of the best in the region. Animas Valley Anglers offers float fishing through Mesa Canyon staring in March and will be available as long as we have the flows.
Mesa Canyon forms just minutes south of Pagosa and is our main float trip in the area. It is a fantastic fishery to say the least. There are also countless mountain streams that fish well through the summer months.
year-round activities can
be enjoyed in Pagosa Springs. Activities include relaxing at the hot springs, music festivals, world-class hunting, rafting, snowshoeing and skiing and snowboarding at Wolf Creek ski area. Wolf Creek is know for fantastic powder and the most snow in Colorado. There is great food at Kips
Grill, Pagosa Brewing and Chavolos Taqueria Mexican Restaurant.
Pagosa is a nice town with all the amenities you might want, plus good fishing. Pagosa is located near many of our fantastic fisheries. The San Juan below Navajo Dam is an hour and half away. The Rio is a quick 40 minutes away up and over Wolf Creek Pass. Durango is about an hour away to the west. Plus it has the upper San Juan right there in Pagosa.