The avid fisherman or woman will be excited to learn about the wide array of rivers, lakes, and reservoirs that are available for fishing both in and around Pagosa Springs. Whether you are looking to snag some Kokanee salmon or a variety of trout, you are sure to find stunning natural beauty wherever you fish.


Nestled in the foothills of the San Juan National Forest, Pagosa Springs serves as a gateway of sorts to countless hiking trails. No matter what distance or difficulty you are interested in, you are sure to find the trails that you’ll enjoy most. Always remember to let someone know where you are planning to hike, and check the weather forecast so that you are fully prepared.

Mountain Biking

You can look forward to many scenic trails that vary in difficulty for your day of mountain biking. Whether you are going with your family or a few friends, be sure to check out some of the most popular mountain biking trails in Pagosa Springs.

Hot Springs

Pagosa Springs is famous for its hot springs, which are known for their healing, mineral-rich properties. The Great Pagosa Spring is referred to as the “mother”, and the water is piped from that spring to each soaking pool so that the temperatures are appropriate for human exposure.

Winter Recreation

When winter comes around, there is no better place for downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and more than the Wolf Creek Ski Area! Be sure to check out the stunning views and see why Wolf Creek is known for the most snow in Colorado.


If big game hunting appeals to you, then you’ll be excited to learn that Pagosa Springs has a healthy population of elk and vast areas for hunting. For information about hunting in the national forest, be sure to visit the Colorado Parks & Wildlife. If you’re interested in guided hunts and full-service hunts, then be sure to check out Crazy Horse Outfitters & Guides.


The Pagosa Springs Golf Club is a full-service golf course that offers a magnificent 27-hole course. No matter what your skill level is, you are sure to find the perfect course for you. Choose from one of our three 9s to practice your long game or your ability to avoid water hazards and sand traps.