The Pagosa Springs area tranforms into a winter wonderland for snowshoers. With hundreds of miles of groomed and maintained trails and backcountry options every direction you go, you'll love exploring our mountains in the winter.
Coyote Hill Nordic Loops
Coyote Hill is another great family and beginner area with three levels of loops. The Pagosa Ranger District grooms up to 14 km skate skiing, with set tracks for classic cross-country skiing. The first level — just off the parking area — offers 3 km of beginner, groomed trails. From the main trail, skiers can continue up to the second level for an additional 3 km of intermediate terrain. The upper loop offers another 6 km of intermediate terrain and 2 km of advanced terrain. The upper loops offer immense, stunning views of Pagosa Peak.
The ski trails are groomed exclusively for cross-country skiing. There is a specially designated, marked and groomed loop for snowshoers which begins at the parking lot. Snowmobiles are prohibited on Coyote Hill.
*Ability Level signs mark the trails.
Getting there: Drive 6.3 miles north of U.S. 160 on Piedra Road (County Road 600). The trailhead is on the right, just after the cattle guard. Please park in the pull-off if it is plowed.
Reservoir Hill Nordic Trails
This location will no longer be groomed by the PNC. NOT Recommended for Beginners due to slope & need for speed control. This location is open to all non-motorized winter activities.
Reservoir Hill is located in the heart of downtown Pagosa Springs and the trailhead is within easy walking distance of a variety of downtown lodging establishments and public parking. Reservoir Hill provides trails interspersed with hills; some skiers walk between trail sections.
Getting there: Take U.S. 160 to downtown Pagosa Springs. Turn south at the Hot Springs Boulevard traffic light and take the second left onto San Juan Street. Look for a public parking area on the left. From the public parking area, it is a short uphill walk to the Spa Trailhead, which provides access to Reservoir Hill.
West Fork Nordic Trails
With an abundance of flat, groomed and natural terrain, the West Fork area provides fantastic cross-country opportunities for beginners and families. The area offers skiers the chance to ski through stands of giant conifers, as well as scenic views of the valley floor and the headwaters of the San Juan River. Stay on the Forest Service road for a mostly flat ski experience or continue beyond the second bridge toward the Rainbow trailhead to get an uphill workout. Or proceed to the left to access a keyhole loop of undulating terrain.
West Fork is one a few locations that provide early and late season groomed trails. Pagosa Nordic grooms up to 15 km for skate skiing, with set tracks for classic cross-country skiing.
PNC has worked out an arrangement with the Pagosa Ranger District for the shared use of the main trail, since this trail also provides access to private property. PNC will groom the left side (southern side) of the main road to allow private property access along the right side (northern side) of the main road. There may be instances where access with a track vehicle will need to use the left side of the groomed trail surface where the trail passes through narrow areas. These areas may not accommodate set tracks due to the available width. Please share the trail!
Getting there: Drive 14 miles east of Pagosa Springs on U.S. 160 look for the “Bruce Spruce Lodge” sign on the left side of the road. Turn left onto West Fork Road (Forest Road 648). Drive to the end of the road (.25 miles). Park on the side of the road where it is plowed. Please do not block driveway or ski trail entrances. **Do NOT drive down West Fork Road if it is not well plowed. It is easy to become stuck in drifting snow.**
Wolf Creek Ski AreaUS Hwy 160, Wolf Creek Pass Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Alpen Haus Ski Center
When you come to the Alpen Haus you can expect great quality and value on ski tuning and repairs. Our expert staff stays after hours to insure that your skis are ready to perform the next day. Our $28.00 quick tune includes base grinding, edging, and a hot wax. If your skis require emergency room treatment, speak to one of our E.R. Techs for a quote.
The Alpen Haus has a full service and repair facility, waxing, tuning, and other repairs made overnight.
Pagosa Ski & Snowboard Rentals
If you’re planning to visit Wolf Creek Ski Area or Pagosa Springs, Colorado this winter come see us at Pagosa Ski and Snowboard Rentals. We work hard to make renting with us easy, fast and friendly. We invest heavily in the upkeep of our rental equipment so that your experience renting with us will be the best possible. This way your vacation will be all about making memories in the Powder at Wolf Creek! We run a full service tune shop featuring world class “Wintersteiger” stone grinding, and can handle any job from hot wax to major ski repair. The shop also features a full line of ski clothing and accessories to help you cover all your ski day needs. Shop from a great selection of trusted brands like SCOTT, GIRO, TURTLE FUR, HESTRA, BRIDGEDALE, FLYLOW, K2, LANGE, ROSSINGNOL, NORDICA, BLIZZARD/TECNICA, MARKER and many more!
Ski and Bow Rack365 E. Pagosa Street Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Summit Ski & Sports172 E. Pagosa St. Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Pagosa Mountain Sports162 Pagosa Street Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
The Hub Bike Shop100 Country Center Drive Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Step OutdoorsP.O Box 5451 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147