Pagosa Pleasures for Spring Break, Reserve Now!
Welcome to Spring Break in Pagosa Springs
The real fun begins as the mercury drops in Pagosa Springs. Whether it’s backcountry snowshoeing and cross country skiing, or skiing and snowboarding on a fresh blanket of powder and ending the day with a dip in the hot springs, there are plenty of ways to make the most of spring break in and around Pagosa Springs.
Pagosa Hot Springs
Stiff joints and chilly bones can be cured with a single dip in Pagosa Springs’ mineral-rich waters — making winter the best season for a hot springs soak (or five). Healing Waters Resort & Spa’s large outdoor pool, hot tub and indoor European-style bath facility are perfect for budget-conscious visitors. For views overlooking the majestic San Juans, head to Overlook Mineral Springs Spa — their rooftop tubs and convenient downtown locale make this resort a popular choice. Or pay a visit to The Springs Resort & Spa: With 23 pools to choose from, it’s easy to spend all day soaking, followed by what might be the best sleep of your life. See a Pagosa Hot Springs Video >>
The Great Pagosa Hot Spring offers a warm break from skiing on an ice covered mountain. Try one of Pagosa’s hot springs baths for an excellent time.
Try this pool at Healing Waters Resort & Spa. They also have indoor and outdoor bath pools.
The Overlook Mineral Springs Spa has this bath on the roof overlooking downtown Pagosa Springs.
Indoors the Overlook has a peaceful environment.
Pagosa’s hot mineral waters are a great way to forget school, homework and almost everything else!
In true Colorado fashion, there’s no better way to warm up on a brisk winter day than with a local craft brew in one hand and a bowl of piping hot, home-style chili in the other. Sample award-winning Powder Day IPA and brewpub chili made from grass-fed beef from Pagosa Brewing Company, then head downtown to Riff Raff Brewing Company for a taste of their flagship Skallywag English Pale Ale. Along the way, make a pit stop to Pagosa Springs’ newest brewery — Wolfe Brewing Company — and try four more handcrafted darlings.
Sightsee through the San Juan National Forest in one of the quickest and most exciting ways we know possible — on a snowmobile. With hundreds of miles of groomed trails and untouched backcountry powder to choose from, the hardest decision you’ll have is deciding where to begin. Before heading out, view trail conditions for Wolf Creek Pass, East Fork, Toner Road and other maintained trails. Alternatively, take a guided tour with Third Generation Outfitters or Wolf Creek Snowmobile Tours —both local businesses promise tips and tricks, epic views and memories to last a lifetime.
Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
Southwestern Colorado’s wintry backcountry is a sparkling sight not to be missed. To those serious about discovering this pristine landscape: strap on a pair of snowshoes or Nordic skis. Thanks to the Pagosa Nordic Club, the 50km of groomed trails are free and dog friendly. Families and beginner freestyle and skate skiers embark on the Reservoir Hill Nordic Trails, while those who are more advanced take to the Coyote Hill Nordic Loops. Snowshoers may share these trails with skiers, as long as they stay clear of the skating lane.
Sledding & Tubing
A sled, tube or toboggan can mean hours of endless fun for adults and kids alike. Rent a sled and make a break for the nearest hill in Pagosa Springs. Free local favorites include Reservoir Hill in downtown Pagosa and the parking area near Lobo Overlook on Wolf Creek Pass. For a winter tubing experience, High Country Tubing Park’s four tubing lanes are open Wednesday through Sunday, with a $12 entry fee (includes the tube rental), which makes snow tubing in Pagosa Springs an affordable, fun-filled activity for all ages.
Several shops in town offer low priced sleds and the hill is FREE!
See more about Wolf Creek Pass click here.
Balloon rides are offered this time of year and great fun with views of the town and the Continental Divide.
See more about doing a ride click here.
Like animals? The Rocky Mtn. Wildlife Park offers most wildlife native to this area.
Hint, go for the feeding tour at 2:00PM.
See more about the Rocky Mtn. Wildlife Park click here.