If you are planning a visit to the hot springs of Colorado, then stay at one of the Pagosa Springs cabins, which offer rustic log cabins and luxurious cabin vacation homes. Nestling at 7000 feet on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains, the town has many natural attractions; here are a few of them.
1. Great Pagosa Hot Springs
The naturally warm and mineral-rich water of the springs is said to have miraculous curative powers. A short 10-minute dip is rejuvenating and relaxing. The town derives its name from the Utte Indian word "Pagosah," which means "healing water." A short walk from the town takes you to the springs.
2. Weminuche Wilderness
To explore the largest wilderness in Colorado, take a day hike or backpack into the Alpine heights on the Colorado and Continental Trails or climb the 12,600-foot Pagosa Peak. Trails leading to many Alpine lakes can also be pursued. The area is a habitat to black bears, mule deer, the mountain lion, coyotes and many species of birds.
3. Fourmile Falls
This easy 3-mile hike begins from the trailhead at Fourmile road. Falling 300 feet over dark volcanic rock, the area has a spectacular view of Eagle Mountain and Pagosa Peak. The trail winds its way through aspen and fir trees; allow yourself 2 hours each way for a great experience.
4. Opal Lake
Located 2 miles from the trail head at Blanco Basin Road, the lake is an excellent place for Rainbow Trout fishing. The steep trail twists its way through clusters of Pine and Aspen trees. The mountains and the wooded hills form a spectacular backdrop to the lake.
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