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The Pagosa Magazine & Real Estate Guide | 2014-2015 Winter/Spring Edition

Activities and
Attractions

echo lake state wildlife area | photo by katie vining

1. Pagosa Hot Springs The mineral 7. Treasure Falls A 100-foot mountain 13. Mesa Verde Cliff
hot springs led to the settling of Pagosa waterfall at the foot of Wolf Creek Pass and dwellings of the Ancestral
Springs. The hot springs were highly just a short walk from the parking area. Puebloans, so old and well
prized by the Navajo and Ute Indians, and preserved it has become an
ownership of them was fiercely contested. 8. Wolf Creek Pass and Ski Area international attraction. Stay
Several local businesses offer soaks in The top of the Continental Divide at an cooler by visiting in the Spring
naturally heated pools, and along the San elevation of 10,857 feet and an average or Autumn.
Juan River are several areas where the snowfall of 435 inches. Look for public picnic
naturally warmer water can be enjoyed for grounds and an informational display about 14. Cumbres & Toltec
free. Take a dip in the “Healing Waters” of the Continental Divide. Scenic Railroad A
Pagosa Springs this season. Open year- scenic, narrow-gauge train
round. 9. Williams Creek Reservoir trip across the Continental
State Wildlife Area A beautiful Divide from Chama, New
2. Upper San Juan Historical lake in a spectacular mountain setting with Mexico to Antonito, Colorado;
Museum A museum of the early days in excellent camping and fishing.* North America’s longest and
Pagosa. highest narrow-gauge steam
10. Chimney Rock National railroad.
3. Golf and Tennis Championship- Monument Dwellings of the ancient 15. Navajo LaktreeasuSrecfeanllsic| summertime
quality 27-hole golf course and tennis Ancestral Puebloans, a civilization that lake and recreation area
complex. existed in this area over 1,000 years ago. offering boating, sailing,
Daily tours are conducted by the Chimney water skiing, wind surfing,
4. Fred Harman Art Museum A Rock Interpretive Program. and fishing.*
display of the original Western paintings of
famous artist, Fred Harman, creator of Red 11. Durango & Silverton 16. Theatre The Pagosa
Ryder and Little Beaver. Rodeo, movie and Railroad An 1882 vintage train that Springs Arts Council presents
travels from Durango to historic Silverton, plays, while the Liberty
Western memorabilia are also on display. Colorado through remote areas which are Theatre shows a new movie
accessible only by foot or horseback. or two every week!
5. Echo Canyon Lake State
Wildlife Area Well stocked with fish 12. Ignacio Tribal headquarters of the treasure falls | summertime
and fun for everyone.* Southern Ute Tribe, featuring a Cultural
Center with fascinating displays of Indian
6. Rocky Mountain Wildlife arts and crafts.
Park Features an up-close view of native
animals, plus a museum and gift shop.

There’s Lots To Do...

Ballooning Nothing is more awe-inspiring than floating the winds in a wicker basket
above the lush meadows of the beautiful San Juan Mountains. Each flight is a unique
experience.

Biking Mountain biking is one of our most popular outdoor experiences. Miles of
maintained mountain roads and trails offer unlimited riding for the novice or experienced
rider. Bicycle tours and bicycle rentals are available locally.

Boating, sailing, water skiing, and wind surfing All that and
excellent fishing too are available at Navajo Reservoir, a lovely 20-30 minute drive from
Pagosa Springs. The Navajo State Recreation Area is located on the northern end of the
lake which extends southward into New Mexico for about 35 miles.

Camping Our area is blessed with an abundance of spectacular campsites.
Experiencing the beauty of the Upper Piedra Valley and Weminuche Wilderness is a must.

Fishing All ages can test their skills in our rivers, streams, beaver ponds and lakes. A
valid Colorado fishing license is required except for children under 16 years old.

Hiking, Mountain and Rock Climbing The well-marked and maintained

trails in the San Juan National Forest offer a rewarding and invigorating experience.

Explore the untouched beauty and serenity

of the Weminuche and San Juan Wilderness

Areas. Hiking areas are easily accessible and DRIVING DISTANCES
available to all.

River Rafting Enjoy a thrilling raft

trip down the San Juan or Piedra River. Durango,CO 61miles
Experienced rafting outfitters are available to

ensure an exciting and safe trip. Cortez,CO 110miles
Trail Rides & Pack Trips See

the San Juan Mountains on horseback. Denver,CO 300miles
Professional outfitters and guides offer day

trips or longer pack trips for a unique outdoor

experience. ColoradoSprings,CO 242miles
Tours A variety of tours have been
Farmington,NM 95miles
established for your enjoyment. Take a self-
guided historical tour of Pagosa Springs or

a pleasant stroll along the River Walk on the SantaFe,NM 160miles
banks of the beautiful San Juan River. Enjoy

a self-guided high country vehicle tour along Albuquerque,NM 212miles
conventional roads or on four-wheel drive only

routes.

Hunting Archery, muzzleloader or rifle Phoenix,AZ 501miles

hunting is available during the fall big game

season. Don’t miss this challenging outdoor OklahomaCity,OK 654miles
adventure.

Visitor Center Check out the Visitor Dallas,TX 658miles
Center located just across the bridge on Hot
Springs Blvd. for more maps, guides and
expert advice and directions.

6 Jim Smith Realty | 970-264-3200 | www.JimSmithRealty.com | www.Pagosa.com | 445 San Juan Street | PO Box 1680 | Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81147
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