Pagosa Outside

Rafting in Pagosa Springs

Check out this outfitter’s springtime white-water trips (Class III) on the San Juan and Piedra Rivers. The most exciting travels Mesa Canyon, ideal to sight eagles and other wildlife. Rivers mellow in summer and the focus turns to river tubing ($15 for two hours), mountain-biking trips, including a thrilling singletrack route at Turkey Creek, and equipment rentals ($35 per day).