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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. It is vital to remember plenty of water and sunscreen at this elevation 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.

Pagosa Springs lies in the heart of the San Juan Mountain range of southwest Colorado. 2.5 million acres of the San Juan National Forest which includes the Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado's largest, and the South San Juan Wilderness, Colorado's least visited, surrounds the town.