Slow down your pace of life in this island of peace in the Rockies. Come to Pagosa Springs, an enchanted getaway offering the best of Colorado — fresh, clean mountain air, astounding scenery, and unspoiled wilderness. Native Americans were first drawn to the mystical and spiritual aura of this valley surrounded by the San Juan Mountains. It became known as “Pagosah,” or “healing waters” by the Ute Indians.
Pagosa Springs is located two hours north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Amid the splendor of pine and aspen forests, you will have the luxury of time and space for contemplative practices, daily talks and hikes into the wilderness.
While visiting Pagosa Springs, many may want to hike to exquisite waterfalls or ancient Anasazi ruins at Chimney Rock. For the truly adventurous, you may choose to challenge the rapids in a kayak or raft. Evenings will allow time to bathe in the healing waters in individually temperature controlled pools of naturally hot therapeutic mineral water or enjoy a quiet meal at one of the many local restaurants.
You will probably want to extend your stay by visiting Taos, Santa Fe and Ghost Ranch in New Mexico or Durango, Telluride, Ouray and Silverton in Colorado. All of these sites are easily accessible from Pagosa Springs.