Pagosa Springs Press Kit

A Colorado wonderland of adventure and relaxation

Surrounded by the Weminuche Wilderness and the San Juan National Forest amid the majestic San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado, Pagosa Springs offers visitors a rich geological and cultural history to explore. Known for its world-famous hot springs, “Pagosah” is the Southwestern Ute word for “healing waters.” With its official designation as the “Deepest Hot Springs Aquifer in the World,” the Mother Spring supplies three downtown hot springs locations. In addition, the soaring cliffs, ragged peaks, magical alpine pools, undisturbed wilderness and cascading rivers reveal a dramatic geological history that invites voyagers, young and old, to venture into Pagosa Springs’ backcountry.

Cities: Pagosa Springs
Elevation: 7,126’ above sea level

Visitor Centers:


The Springs Resort & Spa

165 Hot Springs Blvd
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Overview: The Springs Resort & Spa features 24 therapeutic mineral hot springs pools, a 79-room hotel and a full-service day spa along the banks of the San Juan River. The hot springs pools are terraced into the landscape along the river. With varying sizes designs, views and temperatures, visitors are encouraged to try them all. Hotel guests of the resort enjoy 24-hour unlimited access to the soaking pools, plus VIP pool access. Non-resort guests can pay a daily fee to enjoy the benefits of the hot springs. The full-service day spa offers a complete and comprehensive line of skin, hair and body treatments which are perfect compliments to the therapeutic properties of the hot mineral waters.

Pool Amenities:

  • Spa: Full-service spa with massage therapy, skin care, and specialty services
  • The Canteen: This conveniently located on-site snack shop offers snacks and drinks
  • Lodging: Offering 79 rooms including Classic, Deluxe, Mountain Suite, and EcoSuite accommodations with 24-hour access to the hot springs for all guests, plus VIP section soaking with 5 additional private tubs
  • The Atrium: The hotel atrium has a bar, live music and hosts weekly events

Elevation: 7,126’ above sea level
Year Established: 1881 – to see the full history, click here
Water Source: The Great Pagosa Aquifer
Number of Pools: 23
Temperature Range: 95 – 112° F (35 – 44° C)
Price of Admission: click here

Overlook Hot Springs Spa

432 Pagosa St
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Overview: Overlook Hot Springs Spa features rooftop tubs overlooking the San Juan Mountains and river, as well as exclusive indoor soaking and self-controlled temperature tubs. Guests can enjoy the affordably priced Hot Mineral Baths in Victorian style. The Overlook also offers complete massage services, and every massage includes a bath pass. A private tub room is available by the hour. The spa features steam and body spray showers in the locker rooms. Adult beverages, including wine and beer options, are available for purchase as you soak. The Overlook is centrally located in the heart of historic downtown Pagosa Springs.

Resort Amenities:

  • Wine & Beer: Guests can look through Overlook’s beer and wine selection, then enjoy sipping a drink while soaking
  • Roof Top: Enjoy the scenic view overlooking the San Juan Mountains and downtown Pagosa Springs
  • Massage: Each massage includes a relaxing, hot mineral bath soak
  • Private Baths: Private tubs are available for an exclusive and relaxing experience

Elevation: 7,126’ above sea level
Year Established: 2013
Water Source: The Great Pagosa Aquifer
Number of Pools: 15
Temperature Range: 98 – 104° F
Price of Admission: click here

Healing Waters Resort & Spa

317 Hot Springs Blvd
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Overview: The charming setting of The Healing Waters Resort and Spa is reminiscent of a simpler time. For lodging, Healing Waters offers a range of reasonably priced accommodations to fit almost any budget. The downtown location is within walking distance of shops, restaurants and recreational activities. A soothing and relaxing part of the motel is the large mineral hot springs pool, ideal for swimming, playing or lounging. The main pool, outdoor hot tub and European-style indoor hot bath facilities—with steam rooms and benches—are all heated by natural mineral waters. Healing Waters also features a variety of massage and body treatments.

Resort Amenities:

  • Lodging: With 15 hotel rooms, three cabin options and RV sites, Healing Waters has a variety of accommodations available; complimentary use of the hot springs is included
  • Indoor Baths: These European-style indoor baths segmented for men and women provide an intimate soaking opportunity
  • Spa: Enjoy several massage therapies, focused on health and wellness practices

Elevation: 7,126’ above sea level
Year Established: 1950
Water Source: The Great Pagosa Aquifer
Number of Pools: 1
Temperature Range: 97 – 104° F (36 – 40° C)
Price of Admission: click here