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  • Writer's pictureBrett Rosenbaugh

A Winter Wonderland in Pagosa Springs CO – A 72 Hour Guide

Pagosa Springs, Colorado is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. From snow-capped peaks to rustic trails, there are endless winter activities that will appeal to all types of adventurers and thrill-seekers. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or a permanent move, this guide will help you discover the best winter activities and sights that Pagosa Springs has to offer.

Day 1: Skiing & Snowboarding

What better way to start your adventure than with some outdoor winter sports? The Wolf Creek Ski Area is the perfect place to get your ski legs back under you after a long summer break. With over 1,600 acres of terrain and an average annual snowfall of over 400 inches, it’s one of the best ski destinations in Colorado. On the way back through town cozy up with a craft cocktail at the coolest lounge around - Neon Mallard is the go do for a unique atmosphere and amazing drinks.

Day 2: Hot Springs & Relaxation

After a full day on the slopes, it’s time for some relaxation! Head over to The Springs Resort & Spa for an unforgettable experience at their spa pool or hot springs pools. You can also opt for one of their massage services if you’re feeling particularly sore from yesterday's activities. For those on that have a little romance in the air, book a couple massage at the spa. You can eat and drink at the hot spring but try Pagosa's new restaurant Meander for farm to table fresh eating.

Day 3: Ice Fishing & Snowmobiling

On your last day in Pagosa Springs wrap up your vacation with some ice fishing at Navajo Lake State Park or take a thrilling snowmobile tour through the San Juan Mountains! Ice fishing is great fun for experienced anglers and novices alike – make sure you bring all the necessary supplies like rods, tackle boxes and bait so you can catch as many fish as possible before heading home. If action-packed tours are more your style try taking a guided snowmobile tour – these tours offer breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys while giving you an adrenaline rush like no other activity can! After your fun in the snow warm up at Root House Coffee Co, made famous by their hit show on HGTV.

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor adventures or just want to relax and rejuvenate this winter season - Pagosa Springs is definitely worth exploring during your next trip! From skiing down powdery slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Area to soaking in natural hot springs pools - there's something here that everyone can appreciate! So grab your gear and get ready for an unforgettable 72 hours filled with amazing experiences - where will your adventure take you?

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