Pagosa Springs is tucked away in an area rich with natural resources, in the unspoiled solitude of the Yellow-Jacket Pass country.
Pagosa is the Ute Indian word for "healing waters." The Great Pagosa Hot Springs attract many visitors, and numerous opportunities for recreation are within 30 minutes or less. Colorado's largest wilderness area, the Weminuche and South San Juan, offers unspoiled beauty and abundant wildlife. Pagosa Springs is located just north of the New Mexico state line on Hwy 160. Navajo State Park and Wolf Creek Ski Area are nearby.