Fred Harman Art Museum & the Red Ryder Roundup

Museum in Pagosa Springs

The Red Ryder’s image might be lost on today’s whippersnappers, but Fred Harman’s comic book hero was born in Pagosa Springs, and today Harman’s home is a small museum. It’s a kitschy and off-beat roadside attraction, but Harman himself is often on hand to show you around his studio.

Pagosa Springs’ biggest annual event is the Red Ryder Roundup, a carnival with a rodeo and art show that ends in fireworks. It’s held near 4th of July.