1. CAMP AND BACKPACK IN PAGOSA COUNTRY’S EXPANSIVE AND SECLUDED WOODLANDS.
The Piedra Road region, which envelops 60,387 sections of land of the San Juan National Forest and gets to the Weminuche Wilderness, is ideally suited for those looking for one-on-one time with nature. Or on the other hand head to Buckles and Harris Lakes, where you can climb to the ideal lakeside setting up camp spot, get rainbow trout and perhaps spot a beaver. Or on the other hand, investigate areas of the Continental Divide Trail, effectively available from Wolf Creek Pass. Find additional setting up camp regions >>
2. Go TO THE TOP OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE ON WOLF CREEK PASS, A STEEP AND WINDING ROAD BETWEEN PAGOSA SPRINGS AND SOUTH FORK.
This twisted, however cleared and very much kept up with, street will take you to Treasure Falls. View the 100-foot cascade from the interstate and afterward head past the notorious West Fork Valley Overlook to Wolf Creek Pass’ culmination, where you’ll be on top of the Continental Divide. At the highest point of Wolf Creek Pass, drivers can acquire a definitive view from the top at Lobo Overlook (open from Forest Road 402 from the culmination). Another side excursion and delightfully picturesque drive, by means of Park Creek Road off Highway 160, prompts Summitville, a notable mining site in the core of the San Juan Mountains.
3. REEL IN AN EPIC CATCH — RIGHT DOWNTOWN!
Fishermen have discovered trout weighing in excess of 10 pounds on midtown Pagosa Springs’ stretch of the San Juan River, which is supplied with fish on different occasions each mid year. For a stunning mountain scenery and brilliant kokanee salmon and trout fishing, make the excursion north up Piedra Road to Williams Creek Reservoir. Track down additional spots to fish in Pagosa Springs >>
4. Catch AERIAL VIEWS OF THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS AND THE AREA’S GORGEOUS CANYONS AND VALLEYS ON A HOT-AIR BALLOON RIDE.
During Rocky Mountain Balloon Adventures outings, riders take part in the set-up and expansion of the inflatable, get familiar with the historical backdrop of expanding and end the excursion with a champagne festivity. To see many kaleidoscopic inflatables float over the city, look at the yearly ColorFest Weekend in September.
5. Absorb 30 DIFFERENT MINERAL-RICH POOLS IN ONE OF THREE HOT SPRINGS FACILITIES.
With three choices nearby — The Springs Resort and Spa, Healing Waters Resort and Spa and Overlook Hot Springs Spa — you have a few decisions to make with regards to great unwinding.
6. Investigate THE HISTORY OF THE ANCESTRAL PUEBLOANS.
Take a directed visit through Chimney Rock National Monument, a site that was utilized as a heavenly observatory and occasional schedule for the Ancestral Puebloans over a long time back. Stack Rock holds profound importance to numerous clans, where the Ancestral Puebloans constructed in excess of 200 homes and stylized structures high over the valley floor, with a couple of the locales investigated during the visits. To proceed with your investigation, see the best-safeguarded precipice abodes in the U.S. at Mesa Verde National Park, only two hours from Pagosa Springs. Take officer or independent voyages through the astonishing bluff residences or uncover rich scenes and old craftsmanship on an assortment of climbing trails.
7. Test REFRESHING, HOPS-FLAVORED LIBATIONS AT AWARD-WINNING COLORADO BREWERIES.
Places around to get a cool one and take a bottling works visit incorporate Pagosa, Wolfe and Riff Raff Brewing organizations. Attempt Pagosa Brewing’s impeccably flavored Chili Verde Cerveza, a champ of different gold decorations at the Colorado State Fair. The region’s geothermally warmed water, so cherished by underground aquifers attendees, is a gift that continues to give: Riff Raff involves the water’s glow as a feature of their blending cycle — one of on three breweries in the U.S. to do as such. Furthermore, don’t pass by Wolfe’s outside lager garden, for good blends and astonishing mountain sees.
8. Climb TO REFLECTIVE ALPINE LAKES, MISTY WATERFALLS AND KALEIDOSCOPIC WILDFLOWER FIELDS.
Piedra Falls, Silver Falls and Treasure Falls, more limited journeys to exquisite fountains, are ideal courses for families with more youthful youngsters. Trails for prepared drifters incorporate Turkey Creek, an extraordinary way for review untamed life and spring wildflowers; and Crater Lake, a path that slides easy from now on Continental Divide to completely clear waters. Track down additional climbs nearby >>
9. PADDLE, FLOAT, TUBE AND PLAY
The two-mile stretch of San Juan River coursing through midtown Pagosa is effectively open for summer water exercises like tubing, kayaking and whitewater boating.From May through mid-June, you can kayak and pontoon right around. Mid-June through early September, tubing is family amicable and simple to get to — transport administration is accessible to guarantee you can work in different excursions on the two-mile stretch of wave-upgraded water, and cylinder rentals can be found at a few areas in and out of town.There are likewise a couple of swimming openings, natural aquifers pools and sea shores along the waterway, and more sprinkle commendable tomfoolery is accessible only downstream, too. The stream courses through lovely Mesa Canyon, where rafters can respect shale bluffs and oar through class III rapids all through the late spring months.
10. RIDE HISTORIC TRAINS TO CATCH VIEWS OF OLD STAGECOACH ROADS AND MINING CAMPS.
Only 60 miles west of Pagosa Springs, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad gives riders a brief look at landscape just visible by rail. The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad — a National Historic Landmark beginning around 2012 — is reachable for the city, as well. Train and history buffs ought to likewise advance toward Pagosa Junction, a noteworthy site beyond town where the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad’s San Juan branch once halted.