Just the facts
Where is Pagosa Springs?
Pagosa Springs sits at 7,079 feet in southwest Colorado at the base of the Continental Divide. Featuring rushing rivers and streams, lakes galore, hiking and biking trails, spectacular fall colors, ancient ruins, deep powder in the winter at nearby Wolf Creek Ski Area, incredible hunting, amazing wildlife, clean air and 3 million acres of National Forest surrounding the area, Pagosa Springs offers plenty of opportunities for our valued visitors, any time of year.
Who can I contact for info?
The Pagosa Springs Area Tourism website at www.visitpagosasprings.com will link you to the Visitor Center, or call their vacation line at (866) 438-4917. Visitor information can also be found at www.ExplorePagosa.com and www.PagosaSUN.com.
Keep up on the news and events with The Pagosa Springs SUN, the community’s weekly newspaper, with daily updates online at www.PagosaSUN.com.
What is it like at that altitude?
Regardless of physical fitness, acute mountain sickness can strike anyone not acclimated to Pagosa’s 7,000-foot elevation. To guard against altitude sickness:
• Drink three to four quarts of water per day.
• Avoid overexertion, while keeping caffeine and alcohol intake moderate for the first few days.
• Seek medical attention if persistent headache, fatigue, poor coordination or shortness of breath occur.
What is the weather like?
Archuleta County is located in the “Colorado Sunbelt,” just north of the New Mexico border and along the Western slope of the Continental Divide. This combination of high desert plateau and dramatic Rocky Mountains to the north and east creates an unusually mild climate compared with much of the surrounding Southwest. We are favored with some 300 days of sun each year, as well as four distinct seasons. With low wind and warm sunshine, residents can enjoy a variety of year-round recreational activities.
Average Temperatures and Precipitation:
Average Days of Sunshine: 300 per year
Annual Precipitation: 20.87 inches/year
Annual Snowfall: 107 inches/year
Month High Low Precipitation Month High Low Precipitation
Month High Temp. Low Temp. Average Precipitation
Jan. 38.2°F 2.3°F .94”
Feb. 43.6°F 9.2°F 1.46”
Mar. 50.1°F 17.8°F 1.78”
Apr. 58.7°F 23.7°F 1.24”
May 67.8°F 31.0°F 1.41”
Jun. 78.0°F 37.2°F .90”
Jul. 82.6°F 45°F 1.80”
Aug. 80.2°F 44.8°F 2.68″
Sep. 73.5°F 36.8°F 2.10”
Oct. 63.2°F 26.5°F 2.32”
Nov. 48.6°F 15.7°F 1.75”
Dec. 39.9°F 5.6°F 1.50”
Is there a medical facility?
Pagosa Springs Medical Center includes a critical access hospital located at 95 S. Pagosa Blvd. The emergency room is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Phone (970) 731-3700. Dial 911 for emergency services.
There are multiple primary care clinics in the community offering a variety of services.
Important phone numbers:
EMERGENCIES DIAL “911” (Ambulance, EMT, Fire, Police)
Nonemergency ambulance, fire, EMT or Law Enforcement, dial (970) 731-2160
Emergency Medical Services (970) 731-5811
Pagosa Springs Medical Center (970) 731-3700
Pagosa Urgent Care (970) 372-0456
Axis Integrated Healthcare (970) 264-2104
Pagosa Springs Police Department (970) 264-4151, Ext. 228
Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office (970) 264-8430
Pagosa Fire Protection District (970) 731-4191
USFS Pagosa District Ranger (970) 264-2268
Pagosa Springs Town Hall (970) 264-4151
Archuleta County Commissioners (970) 264-8300
The Pagosa Springs SUN (970) 264-2100
Pagosa Springs Post Office (970) 264-5440
Senior Citizens Center (970) 264-2167
Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library (970) 264-2209
Archuleta School District 50 Joint (970) 264-2228
Navajo Lake State Park (970) 883-2208
Airport Flight Base Operations (970) 731-2127
Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation (970) 731-2691
Black Hills Energy (888) 890-5554
La Plata Electric Association (970) 247-5786
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