Discover Pagosa



A Colorado Mountain Community

Located in Southern Colorado near the New Mexico border, Pagosa Springs is the perfect mix of Southwest and Western cultures. The Town of Pagosa Springs is the county seat of Archuleta County with a town population of 1,727 and county-wide population of 12,084. From 2000 to 2005, Archuleta County was one of the fastest growing counties in the State of Colorado.


Pagosa Springs is surrounded by the San Juan National Forest and Southern Ute Indian lands, while the San Juan River flows through the center of town. Only 34% of the lands in the County are in private ownership, while the remaining 66% are under the management of the U.S. Forest Service and Tribal lands.

Pagosa Springs Town Hall
Urban living

As the pace of urban living continues to accelerate, an increasing number of individuals desire a place where traditional family values still exist along with low crime rates, good schools, excellent quality of life, open space, clean air, and a reasonable cost of living.

Downtown Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

Good To Know

Good to know

While we're off the beaten path, getting to Pagosa Springs is pretty easy by air or by car.  For private pilots, our local airport, located at Stevens Field, has an 8100 x 100 foot runway and new FBO facilities.  Or catch a commercial flight out of Durango, 60 miles west.  By car, Pagosa is 4 hours from Albuquerque, NM, 5 hours from Denver, CO or 8 hours from Phoenix, AZ.