The town of Pagosa Springs sits at 7126 feet above sea level ( 2172 meters) in the San Juan Mountains. Most activities go up from there. At this elevation it is vital to remember plenty of water and sunscreen when you are adventuring outside – regardless of the weather or season.
In addition to being a high altitude location, Pagosa Springs is in the Colorado Sunbelt, just 35 miles north of the New Mexico border. What that means is Pagosa Springs has mild annual temperatures with summertime highs averaging near 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius), wintertime highs near 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius) and plenty of sunshine, year-round.
More than 2.5 million acres of National Forest and Wilderness surround Pagosa Springs. With four distinct seasons and plenty of room to explore, Pagosa Springs has enough activity options to keep even the heartiest adventurer busy year-round.
Pagosa Springs is home to the Pagosa Center for the Arts and their year-round professional theatre company, Thingamajig Theatre. Our vibrant local theatre culture continues with Pagosa’s community theatre, Curtains Up Pagosa. A newly formed Pagosa Arts Initiative continues to foster local artisans with curated shows. Independent artists abound! View their work in many galleries throughout town. In addition to classic arts, Liberty Theater, the fourth oldest theater in Colorado, has been providing small-town cinema experience to visitors and locals alike since 1919.