Archuleta County is a doorway to the four seasons of outdoor adventure which landed the Town in Outdoors Magazine's top 10 best Towns in American (2015) and Men's Journal "20 Best Mountain Towns in America (2017). Located just 35 miles north of the New Mexico border, 152 miles north of Santa Fe, and 285 miles southwest of Denver, Archuleta County is surrounded by nearly 3 million acres of National Forest with easy access to the Rocky Mountains and southern Colorado’s incredible landscape.
Visitors and residents enjoy golfing, fishing, horseback riding, waterskiing, paddle boarding, skiing and snowboarding on the slopes of the nearby Wolf Creek ski resort, and exploring mountain bike and hiking trails, camping and ATVing. Just west of Pagosa Springs, lies Chimney Rock National Monument and Navajo State Park. A short drive away you can enjoy Mesa Verde National Park.
Pagosa Springs is home to the world’s deepest geothermal hot springs. The Mother Spring aquifer fills the baths at The Springs Resort & Spa, The Overlook Hot Springs, and Healing Waters Resort & Spa.
The county seat and only incorporated municipality in the county is the Town of Pagosa Springs. The town is located along the San Juan River and has a laid back vibe surrounded by gorgeous mountain views.