Located 30 miles from the New Mexico border and in Southwest Colorado, Pagosa Springs is surrounded by 3 million acres of national forest. Recreational activities are abundant year round and the area boasts more than 300 days of sunshine a year. Home to the famous Pagosa Hot Springs and a short drive to Wolf Creek Ski Area, our local ski resort is known for the “Most Snow in Colorado.”
Pagosa Springs has been listed as one of the top 50 cities/towns in the U.S. by National Geographic to live and play.
With a county-wide population of almost 12,000, this mountain community offers a growing number of amenities and services. Local restaurants offer casual to exceptional dining and the downtown area boasts a variety of charming shops, businesses, and of course, the world-famous Hot Springs.
Pagosa Springs has a medical center and hospital, dental, chiropractic and orthodontic care and wellness professionals. At an elevation of 7,079 feet, Pagosa Springs is located in the southwest corner of Colorado and is the gateway to numerous attractions within the Four Corners area. Discover ancient pueblo culture at Chimney Rock Archeological Area .
Pagosa Springs annually finds itself the destination of world-class musicians and performing artists. Local residents and visitors alike enjoy our Pagosa Center for the Performing Arts, multiple art galleries, and year-round events. for events ranging from the Pagosa Folk and Blue Grass Festival to Curtains Up Pagosa productions to the Four Corners Folk Festival.
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Durango and the Four Corners Area
The greater Four Corners area is a recreational paradise from Mesa Verde to the mountain peaks surrounding Durango. For instance, you can choose to ride The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge trains, hike through miles of trails in the San Juan Forest, raft the Animas River, mountain bike or ski at Purgatory Resort. The Durango downtown area is filled with restaurants, art galleries, and street music as well as year round festivals and special events.
Durango receives a ton of recognition as noted as the “best place to retire”, “best place to raise children”, “best resort value in the west”, and “mountain bike capital of the world”. In addition, Durango is home to Fort Lewis College, a four year liberal arts college, which also features a world class concert hall as well as Mercy Regional Medical Center, a full service hospital serving the needs of the Four Corners area.