Introducing Pagosa Springs
Pagosa Springs may seem to be a large slice of humble pie, but it has the bragging rights to the biggest snowfall in Colorado – at Wolf Creek Ski Area – nearby. Pagosa, a Ute term for ‘boiling water,’ refers to the other local draw: hot springs. Natural thermals provide heat for some of the town’s 1900 residents.
The town sits east of Durango, on US 160 at the junction with US 84 south to New Mexico. The historic downtown, with most of the visitor services, is near the intersection of Hot Springs Blvd and US 160. Condos and vacation rentals flank a winding series of roads 2 miles to the west, over a small rise.