Pagosa Springs Colorado 

Real Estate and Community Information

Nestled among the magnificent San Juan Mountains and located within the San Juan National Forest, Pagosa Springs offers visitors and residents undisturbed wilderness and beauty. This community is surrounded by the largest wilderness area in the United States. It boasts over three million acres of national forest. Nature lovers will not be disappointed with the outdoor activities available in Pagosa Springs.

Things to Do

There are a number of activities to enjoy in Pagosa Springs and the surrounding areas. Nature lovers will enjoy the variety of outdoor activities available. Art connoisseurs will love the many art museums.

Outdoor Activities :

Discover the San Juan Mountains

There are a number of hiking trails, hot springs and other outdoor wonders to explore in the mountains. Pagosa Springs offers over three million acres of wilderness areas.

Try Nordic Skiing :

Enjoy the winter solitude with cross country skiing. Pagosa Springs offers over 50 kilometers of groomed cross-country ski trails. These trails are all free to use. There are also tracks for snowshoeing.

Take the Family for Tubing and Sledding :

Sledding and Tubing is a favorite activity for families during the winter months in Pagosa Springs. There are a number of free sledding hills available to use throughout the area.

Fishing :

Fishing enthusiasts will enjoy the multitude of lakes, reservoirs and rivers that offer quality fishing in the Pagosa Springs area. The waters in the area are stocked with bass, catfish, and panfish. The cooler lakes have an abundance of kokanee, salmon and pike.

Enjoy Local Hot Springs and Spas :

Pamper yourself in the Pagosa Springs hot springs. The community offers a number of opportunities to enjoy some healing time in local hot springs. Local spas feature hot mineral water pools, relaxing body treatments and massages.

Arts and Museums 

Pagosa Springs offers visitors and local residents numerous opportunities to enjoy arts and entertainment. Here are some of the local theaters and museums in the area:
  • Thingamajig Theatre Company- Offers Broadway quality productions throughout the year
  • The San Juan Historical Society Museum-Step back in time and view historical displays
  • Fred Harman Art Museum-Lets visitors view original Fred Harman paintings and movie memorabilia
  • Pagosa Center for the Arts Gallery- Features a great display of changing samples of art


Pagosa Springs offers tons of great local restaurants. Diners can choose from upscale fine-dining establishments to area taco stands. There are a variety of regional specialties from which to choose. Pagosa Springs offers dining options to suit almost any budget.

Local Schools
Pagosa Springs offers residents numerous options for education, including public schools and private schools. Fort Lewis College is the closest four-year college. It is located in Durango, about one hour west of Pagosa Springs. Fort Lewis offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate level degrees. The Pueblo Community colleges offer classes in Pagosa, as well.

Pagosa Springs gets abundant sunshine each year. In fact, the area averages over 300 days of sunshine a year. Residents enjoy four distinct seasons. The warmest month of the year is July. The average temperatures in July are around 83 F. January is the coldest month with the high only averaging 39 F. The climate allows residents to enjoy a great variety of outdoor activities year round.

Pagosa Springs is a wonderful place to call home. If you are thinking of buying real estate in the area, contact Chris Willhelm of Riverside Properties. Chris Willhelm is a local Pagosa Springs area real estate expert. He has been helping Pagosa Springs and southwestern Colorado buyers find homes for over 22 years.

Chris Willhelm
Chris Willhelm
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