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Pagosa Springs in Archuleta County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Pagosa Springs

 
 
Pagosa Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 26, 2006
1. Pagosa Springs Marker
Inscription. Pagosa Springs has a rich history, beginning with the Anasazi Indians. Later the Utes, Navajos and Apaches inhabited this beautiful corner of the Southwest. They also visited the great “Pagosah” hot springs which they believed had curative powers. In time, the military established a post here to protect settlers from Indian hostilities. Archuleta County was established in 1885, and the town of Pagosa Springs was incorporated in 1891. The Pagosa & Northern Railroad steamed into town in October 1900. Over the years, the economy of the town and county was maintained through ranching, logging and lumber, and persons seeking relief for their ailments at the hot springs. In the 1970s developers discovered this area. About the same time, the local skiing and tourism industries boomed. To learn more about the history of Pagosa Springs and its surroundings, visit the San Juan Historical Society Museum, located at the corner of First Street and U.S. Highway 160. The museum is open during the summer months.
 
Location. 37° 15.88′ N, 107° 0.631′ W. Marker is in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, in Archuleta County. Marker can be reached from Hot Springs Blvd. Touch for map. The marker is located on the pumphouse next to the hot springs. The hot
The Great Pagosa Hot Springs image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 26, 2006
2. The Great Pagosa Hot Springs
springs can be found between the The Springs Resort and Spa and the Pagosa Springs Post office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 250 Hot Springs Blvd, Pagosa Springs CO 81147, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Great Pagosa Hot Springs. (Submitted on February 14, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. Pagosa Springs and Four Corners History and Culture. (Submitted on February 14, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
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San Juan River and Downtown Pagosa Springs image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 26, 2006
3. San Juan River and Downtown Pagosa Springs
San Juan River and The Springs Resort and Spa. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, May 25, 2006
4. San Juan River and The Springs Resort and Spa.
The 145 degree hot water is pumped from the springs and piped to various hot tubs at the resort with various temperature levels.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,639 times since then and 157 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 14, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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