Pagosa Springs

49°F
Current Population
1,784
Elevation Level
7124 ft

About Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs is a small mountain community with a big heart for adventure! Surrounded by the San Juan Mountains and the Rio Grande National Forest which means locals and visitors can enjoy more than 3 million acres of surrounding national forest and wilderness.

Pagosa Springs is home to the world's deepest hot spring. Known as 'mother spring' this hot spring is 1002 feet deep and holds the Guinness World Record for the deepest geothermal hot spring acuifer. There are three hot spring resorts that utilize the mineral-rich water from mother spring. 
 

Explore Pagosa Springs

Entertainment & Culture

Pagosa Springs has two districts to explore, the historic Downtown District to the east and the Uptown District to the west. Both feature unique stores that will provide hours of shopping entertainment!

With three main hot spring spas and resorts, you you can enjoy the natural hot springs found in Pagosa Springs any time of year.

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Popular Restaurants

Pagosa Springs claims it is a small town that is big on taste and judging from their list of restaurants, we'd have to agree! In addition to a variety of tasty dining spots, mobile food trucks are popular in this town. No matter your cuisine style, you'll feel at home eating in Pagosa Springs.  Venture to the west side of town if you are in the mood to try locally brewed craft beers in Uptown! 

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Parks

In the summer locals hike, bike or horseback ride along scenic mountain trails that lead to majestic waterfalls and breathtaking vistas. Rafting, kayaking and tubing down the San Juan River are also popular. 

Attention skiers! In the winter, Wolf Creek Ski Area gets the most snow in Colorado, averaging 450 inches of snowfall annually. With more than 1,600 acres of varied terrain - and no lift lines - Wolf Creek provides residents with great skiing all season. If you are looking to ski and experience less crowds, this may be your spot! Snowmobiling, ice-skating, snowshoeing and sleigh rides are also popular area winter activities. 

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About the Community

Pagosa Springs Elementary School

Summary
  • District Archuleta County School District No. 50 Jt
  • Phone (970) 264-2229
  • Address 141 S 10TH ST
  • County Archuleta County
  • Grade KN - 04
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +10% to +15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 560
  • Student Teacher Ratio 16

Pagosa Springs High School

Summary
  • District Archuleta County School District No. 50 Jt
  • Phone (970) 264-2231
  • Address 800 8 MILE MESA RD
  • County Archuleta County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -10% to -15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 383
  • Student Teacher Ratio 17

Pagosa Springs Middle School

Summary
  • District Archuleta County School District No. 50 Jt
  • Phone (970) 264-2794
  • Address 309 LEWIS ST
  • County Archuleta County
  • Grade 05 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +20% to +50%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 550
  • Student Teacher Ratio 16

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 1,784
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 2,155
Households
  • Total Households 745
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 901
  • Average Size of Household 2.00
  • Households With Children 181

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 20.64
  • Avg Jan Low Temp 3.50
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 45.30
  • Avg Jan High Temp 38.50
  • Avg Jul High Temp 82.60
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 115
  • Air Pollution Index 77
  • Earthquake Index 66
  • Hail Index 11
  • Tornado Index 5
  • Wind Index 29

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1988
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 88
  • Health Care Cost 93
  • Transportation Cost 84