ART GALERIES The Pagosa Springs area is home to a variety of art galleries, antiquing, repertory theatres, museums, and cultural activities. You can explore ancient civilizations, our Western heritage and deep history, and amazing artisans throughout the year. Plus, the Pagosa Springs Arts Council promotes a vast array of local artistic talent through a variety of exhibits and workshops featuring local and regional artists.
NAVAJO LAKENavajo State Park is Colorado’s Answer to Lake Powell. An incredible place to windsurf, water-ski and sail. Navajo Reservoir Extends for 20 miles South into New Mexico. Boaters and campers enjoy the park year-round. Houseboaters and other power boaters cruise some of the 15,000 surface-acres of the giant reservoir. Daily and seasonal slip and mooring ball rentals and gasoline for boats are available at the park’s Two Rivers Marina. Fishing enthusiasts catch crappie, large-mouth and small-mouth bass, northern pike, trout, bluegill and catfish in the reservoir.
CREEDE COLORADO from Ute Hunting Ground too Silver-Mining Boom-Town. Creede’s historic buildings and names from a bygone era mark the quaint seven-block downtown section of the famous silver mining era. The spectacular Pillars of Hercules, volcanic cliffs rising nearly a thousand feet at the edge of town, frame Creede’s array of shops, galleries, eateries, lodging, and sundry services. Simply viewing the old downtown area against this magnificent canyon backdrop makes a visit to Creede worthwhile in any season. A “Walking Tour” guidebook provides detailed information about Creede’s historic buildings and downtown district and the Award winning Repertory Theater makes for a beautiful day trip and a town worth seeing.
WOLF CREEK SKI AREA Wolf Creek is a high alpine ski resort, 10,300 feet at the base and 11,900 feet at the summit. You are in for a treat at one of Colorado’s oldest and finest ski resorts. Their trademark is friendly employees and abundant, light powder snow. They boost about having the most recorded snowfall in Colorado. Wolf Creek closed the year with a 100″ midway base and a year to date snowfall total of 432″! A snow report is taped daily. call 1-800-SKI-WOLF or link to the Ski Report to find out more.
DURANGO COLORADO Downtown Durango is a Nationally Registered Historic District and home to historic boutique hotels, award winning restaurants, laid-back brewpubs, and fabulous art galleries, museums, and shops. Take a delightful trip to the past on the Durango Silverton Railroad. Enjoy a scenic journey behind Durango’s historic coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive. Experience the sights and sounds of a romantic bygone era on the Durango & Silverton. (approx 1 hour drive)
MESA VERDE (Spanish for green table), offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to A.D. 1300. Today, the park protects over 4,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States. The stunning landscape of Southwest Colorado, near Four Corners, is the backdrop as you explore Mesa Verde National Park. Mesa Verde National Park is open year-round, but some facilities, tours, and access to archeological sites are seasonal. To make the most out of your trip, take a look at the Park Schedule to see what will be available at the time of your visit.