Pagosa Springs Harnesses Geothermal Energy for More Than Hot Springs

An abundant natural resource used in a variety of ways

The Mother Hot Spring Pool

What's in the water:

  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Silica
  • Chloride
  • Fluoride
  • Arsenic
  • Boron
  • Iron
  • Lithium
  • Manganese
  • Sulfate
  • Zinc

Pagosa Springs, Colorado is home to the Guinness World Record's certified, world's deepest geothermal hot spring aquifer. At a depth of over 1002', the mother spring is a natural wonder and a fabulous natural resource for the town of Pagosa Springs.

Home to three hot springs properties, soaking in the mineral-rich waters has long been a favorite activity for visitors and locals alike. There are several locations along the river that  are also available for soaking pleasure. 

The Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership, along the San Juan Riverwalk, hosts three geodesic grow domes and provides environmental education, year-round vegetable production, water conservation & renewable energy. GGP manages 3 greenhouses & outdoor gardens. 

Another innovative use of the geothermal energy is the production of craft beers. A local brewery has harnessed the power of this natural resource in their ‘Earth Powered Beers’. 

Winter scene in Pagosa Springs, Colorado