Top 6 Things To Do in Pagosa Springs This Summer

With hot springs, local attractions, and forested land, Pagosa Springs offers something for everyone this summer.

Adventurous spirit thrives as the summer heat continues to rise—Pagosa Springs, Colorado offers a little something for everyone, with fun for all ages.

1. Soak in hot springs. When people hear Pagosa, they automatically emphasize springs. Geographically blessed with the deepest hot springs in the world, Pagosa Springs has three downtown hot springs facilities.

  • The Springs Resort and Spa features 23 therapeutic mineral pools, with a full-service spa.
  •  Overlook Hot Springs Spa is a Victorian-style tub experience, complete with rooftop soaking.
  • Healing Waters Resort & Spa offers a large outdoor pool heated naturally, in addition to European-style indoor baths.

2. Play on the river. The San Juan River runs directly through the middle of town. Whitewater features are sprinkled throughout the River Walk, ideal for early season rafting and kayaking; as the water level lessens to under 400 cfs (cubic feet per second), tubing is a popular option.

3. See wild animals. The Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park is located only 5 miles south of Pagosa Springs. The sanctuary is filled with animals native to the area, from wolves to bears. Witness a feeding, sign up for a horseback trail ride, or explore the indoor wildlife museum.

4. Chimney Rock. Take a tour of Chimney Rock, see the excavated kivas and long-ago artifacts, and learn about the rich history associated with the national monument.

5. Center for the Arts. Catch a performance at The Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, which hosts popular shows by the Thingamajig Theatre Company—dubbed the “Broadway of the Mountains.”

6. Explore the outdoors. Complete with over 650 miles of hiking trails, several mountain biking options, countless fishing spots, and an extensive list of campgrounds, Pagosa Springs is an outdoor oasis.

Find out more and make plans to visit Pagosa Springs this summer.