Surrounded by over 3 million acres of national forest and wilderness areas, you’ll find yourself in the center of nature’s playground in Pagosa Springs. With the San Juan Mountains and a variety of outdoor activities at your doorstep, along with hot springs, charming shops, historic sites, and an assortment of artisans, you'll find plenty to do in Pagosa.
Within the surrounding national forest, visitors to Pagosa Springs can enjoy exploring the beautiful San Juan Mountains during a four wheeling adventure, either by bringing your own vehicle or ATV, or renting a Jeep 4x4 for a few hours or days.
The Forest Service's Motor Vehicle Use Map is used to enforce travel rules within the Pagosa Ranger District (it does not identify non-motorized recreation opportunities). Check out the Forest Service information on area trails on their website, or stop by the local forest service office, located at 180 Pagosa Street in downtown Pagosa, for the latest trail information, maps and regulations.