Things to Do in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Pagosa Springs, Colorado is a great place for recreation and relaxation.

Pagosa Springs, situated within San Juan National Forest, provides visitors a truly tremendous view to spend time and replenish energies while on vacation.

The sight of alpine pools, gushing rivers, mounting cliffs and comforting hot springs makes the place equally exciting for people of all the ages.

Some of the exciting activities that can make your trip memorable for a lifetime include:

Things To Do in Pagosa Spings

Things to Do in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

  • Camping
  • Visit Wolf Creek Pass (Continental Divide)
  • Fishing
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Soothing Hot Springs
  • Sightseeing and Enjoying Wildlife
  • Tubing, Kayaking, White Water Rafting
  • Restaurants and Nightlife


Pagosa Springs provides perfect hiking spots with lakeside camping. Here is a list of several great camping areas around Pagosa Springs.

Wolf Creek Pass (Continental Divide)

On your visit to Pagosa Springs, you can plan to visit the top of the Continental Divide, through a snaky but well-maintained road. The top view of the continental divide can provide you with a sight of a massive, grand waterfall, which is so captivating that you’ll enjoy being a part of the enormous beauty.

A wonderful photo opportunity as well.


If you are fond of fishing and want to enjoy your time with your friends and family, fishing in Pagosa Springs is a good and fun idea. San Juan River is bloated with various kinds of fish for the tourists that visit every summer, ranging from trout to salmon.

Take Hot Air Balloon Ride

If you love heights and want an aerial view of the area, you can enjoy the stunning sights from a hot air balloon. You can end the beautiful journey with a champagne celebration.

Things To Do in Pagosa Spings

Soothing Hot Springs

Pagosa Springs is famous for its hot springs.

You can enjoy the warmth of the falling waters at 30 different pools available in three hot spring locations in the area.

One of the specialties of the hot springs is that the views adjacent to the hot spring pools help in increasing the relaxing and soothing effects of being soaked in hot water pools.

This is a very fun and cool thing to do. Just sit and relax in the water and enjoy the sky and mountain views. This is a must while visiting the area.

Things To Do in Pagosa Spings

Sightseeing and enjoying Wildlife

If you are visiting the area with your family, you can arrange a hiking trip to waterfalls, alpine ponds, and variegated wildflower fields that will provide you and your family with awe-inspiring sights.

Enjoy tubing, kayaking and whitewater rafting

Visiting Pagosa Springs in the summer provides you an opportunity to enjoy the water activities such as tubing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting to make your trip adventurous and memorable for you and your family.

Restaurants and Nightlife      

Pagosa Springs has a lot of great restaurants, cantina’s and microbreweries. The beer and the food is great. Green chilies are a staple here, you can have them in many meals and even your beer.  I think the food is really good. But, if you are into nightlife and staying out late, this town closes up at 10:00 PM, whether it is Monday or Friday and Saturday.

These are only some of the activities you can partake, that are sure to make your visit to Pagosa Springs a fun and memorable adventure. A fun place to explore and a great place to relax. A great place for a summer vacation.

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