Welcome to Pagosa

A quiet and untouched community with wholesome residents and access to outdoor adventure.
In the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. The area is known for its beautiful scenery, serene climate, and peaceful lifestyle. It is a small and quiet town in Colorado with abundant opportunities for daily activities and healthy lifestyles. Pagosa residents are friendly, welcoming, and proud of their community. They enjoy a simple life.
The town is known for world-class downhill skiing and snowboarding, microbreweries, fine dining, outdoor activities, and unique shops. Locals enjoy the tranquility of the mountains, the fishing, and the outdoor activities. But there's so much more to explore. The community is also home to Pagosa hot springs, a system of sulfur springs, including a deep geothermal hot spring. The geothermal spring feeds other hot springs in the area, which are used as soaking pools.

What to Love

  • Tranquility and calmness
  • Friendly residents and fun community areas
  • Outdoor adventure and beautiful landscapes
  • Relaxing lifestyle and luxury resorts

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, combines the charm of the mountain town with the convenience of resort living. The town has many outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and rafting. While the mountains are a big part of the town, so is the seasonal lifestyle. The quiet community is known for its natural hot springs, which are set amid the mountains' ponderosa pine and douglas fir forests.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Pagosa has many upscale shopping and eclectic dining options. It is a fun community to explore with walkable streets and stunning views. City Hall Café and Grille is a rustic and charming restaurant that serves lunch and dinner dishes, beer and cocktails, and daily specials.
The Lost Cajun is a popular dining option that serves gumbos, Cajun classics, and other seafood dishes. Thai Pagosa is a comfortable restaurant that serves Thai and Asian cuisine, like rolls, noodles, soups, and eggrolls. Rosie’s Pizzeria is a cozy, chic eatery that serves large slices of pizza, beer, and cocktails.

Things to Do

The Pagosa Hot Springs has one of the world's deepest known geothermal hot springs. The Springs Resort uses the hot spring and mineral-rich geothermal water on the banks of the San Juan River to provide luxury and relaxation for locals and visitors. The resort offers overnight accommodations and spa and day packages for locals. The spa also offers wellness classes, activities, treatments, and events to relax and learn about a wellness-focused lifestyle.
Wolf Creek Ski Area is a seasonal attraction that offers ski lessons, open skiing, and events like races and appreciation days. Wolf Creek also has a lodge and restaurants where locals can ski and dine.
Pagosa is surrounded by natural beauty and landscapes and has many incredible areas to explore. Piedra River is more than 30-miles-long, flowing through the San Juan Mountains, and is home to abundant wildlife. It is a quiet and natural location for hiking, camping, whitewater rafting, fishing, and more.
Treasure Falls is an accessible waterfall off Highway 160. Residents can view the 105-foot waterfall into Falls Creek with a short hike, making it an easy trail for older residents or young children. There is an adventure accessible to everyone in Pagosa.


Archuleta School District serves Pagosa and surrounding communities. The district has three campuses and five schools, serving more than 1,500 students from kindergarten to 12th grade. There is also a family school for afternoon electives for homeschool and private school students.
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Around Pagosa, CO

There's plenty to do around Pagosa, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Black Bart's Brunch, PS Chocolates, and The Lift Coffee House.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.81 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.61 miles 12 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $ 1.51 miles 53 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 1.72 miles 18 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 0.59 miles 94 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $ 1.11 miles 211 reviews 4.7/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Pagosa, CO

Pagosa has 618 households, with an average household size of 2.36. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Pagosa do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,548 people call Pagosa home. The population density is 307.55 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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54.78 / 45.22%

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