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Information about Pagosa


Pagosah Springs (traditional spelling) is not just deeply surrounded by amazing geological features but is rich in history as well. Native Americans settled the land and used the hot springs for medicinal purposes. Later, an outstation of Fort Lewis was built, of which you can still see remnants today. Pagosa is visited by thousands of tourists annually seeking adventure, relaxation, fun, and sun in the great Rocky Mountains.

Pagosa Now

  • Nearly 2,000 year-round residents.

  • Sunshine 300+ days a year.

  • Wolf Creek Ski Area, a short drive, is known for the most snow in Colorado with an average of 480 inches a season!

  • Summers are warm with an average temperature of 82 degrees.

  • Pagosa receives about 20 inches of rain per year.

  • Winters are cold with an average temperature of 14 degrees.

  • Pagosa Springs receives about 70 inches of snow each year.

  • Based on the tourism score the best time to visit is mid-June to late-August

  • June 11 has the least likely chance of rain

  • August 10 has the most likely chance of rain




Chavolo's Mexican Restaurant is a local favorite for Mexican food. Located in the core area of uptown Pagosa Chavolo's the perfect casual dining experience. 

Favorite dinner: Fajitas for two

Favorite drink: Classic margarita

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Sage Mobile Eatery

Sage Mobile Eatery is the ideal spot to pick up a picnic lunch before you head out on an adventure. A great burger joint. Be sure to get there early as they run out of food quickly!

Favorite Burger: Belly UP

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Alley House Grille

Alley House Grill offers a more intimate and elegant dining experience, located in a quaint historic building in downtown Pagosa. Alley House has a beautiful outdoor seating area which is perfect for summer nights.

Favorite dish: Seared Scallops

Full bar available.

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Hot Springs Resort

The iconic Hot Springs Resort and Spa is located in downtown Pagosa Springs. Rooms are just feet from geothermal hot springs and offer comfortable accommodations. Guests staying at The Springs get passes to enjoy the natural hot spring pools.

Hot Springs Resort scenic view

Vacation Rental By Owner

Vacation rentals in Pagosa are a very common lodging choice. Perfect for large family gatherings or a more intimate feel VRBO can be ideal for your vacation in Pagosa. Make sure to ask about the driveway to the location and if you will need four wheel drive.

Vacation rental cabin


Amber's Alchemy

Amber's Alchemy specializes in advanced therapeutics for the skin and body. Having resided in the area for years Amber enjoys incorporating our natural beauty into her spa services. Amber's Alchemy also provides an oxygen bar to help revitalize the body.

Favorite Service: 90-minute massage

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Overlook Hot Springs

Located on Main Street in downtown Pagosa Springs, the Overlook Hot Springs offers Victorian style baths for your soaking enjoyment. From the rooftop tubs watch the goings on of the sleepy town of Pagosa below, or enjoy a more private experience with the garden tubs.

Overlook Hot Springs website
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