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Old 04-04-2013, 01:40 PM   #1
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Thinking of staying here in July. Has anybody stayed here recently? Any information would be greatly appreciated. As well, any ideas on things to do while in Pagosa Springs?
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it's less than 100 miles to mesa verde national park.
if you haven't been there it is well worth the time. also durango is a quaint touristy town. the durango & silverton railroad is always fun.
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Thinking of staying here in July. Has anybody stayed here recently? Any information would be greatly appreciated. As well, any ideas on things to do while in Pagosa Springs?
It's a beautiful RV park, undoubtedly the best in town (we live here), catering to class A RVs.

The Hot Springs is a short drive from the park, and it's a beautiful place to see, as well as soak weary bones. Here's a link to the Hot Springs (even if it says "Loading"):

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Hide the credit cards, as there's tons of shopping in unique shops around town. Don't miss Goodman's Department store - the original wooden floors from long ago creak when you walk on them, and there's a huge selection of western gear - you'll smell the leather when you walk in the front door. Say hi to Bob Goodman if he's there - the store's been in his family for over 100 years.

Take a ride up to the top of the Continental Divide on Wolf Creek Pass - worth the trip, and about 25 miles away. If you feel adventurous, right at the top there's a road on the north side that goes right up to the crest, and a great hiking trail from there. Passenger cars can make it pretty easily with just a little attention to the gravel road to miss the rough spots. Take a lunch - there's a picnic area there with restrooms.

On the way to Wolf Creek Pass at the base of the mountains is Treasure Falls, and a fairly easy hike up to the top of the trail leads you to the base of the falls. The valley floor comprises Bootjack Ranch, which just sold for over $50M. In my opinion, based on beauty alone, it should have sold for twice that.

Chimney Rock National Monument, on the west side of town, provides a fascinating insight to the ancient Anasazi life, complete with abandoned ruins and kivas (ceremonial rooms). Definitely worth seeing.

If you're old enough to remember Red Ryder, stop in and say hello to Fred Harmon at the Harmon Museum. Fred is the son of the author and artist of the same name who drew the series, and was a contemporary of Walt Disney. Fred also worked for CBS in New York, and was key in producing lots of shows you'll be familiar with, such as 60 Minutes - ask him about it. Fred's a great guy, and will happily tell you about life here in Pagosa "way back when", upon which Red Ryder's exploits are based.

That should last you a few days...and there's far more to do in the general area.

There's the Aztec Ruins in Aztec NM (just across the border south of Durango), also home to Anasazi ruins and the only completely restored ceremonial kiva - a beautiful thing to see. It's all within a few hundred feet of the entrance, and on level ground.

As others have mentioned, Mesa Verde is not to be missed. We've hiked the back country there dozens of times, and still see things we've missed.

Don't miss the Durango narrow gauge railroad either - take a ride to Silverton, CO, an old mining town where my relatives mined for silver - unfortunately, they didn't strike it rich, or anywhere close to it.

Hope that helps...
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Don't miss the bachelor loop drive in Creede. The folks in the office at Wolf Creek can give you plenty of suggestions to keep you entertained. Great park.

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Don't miss the bachelor loop drive in Creede. The folks in the office at Wolf Creek can give you plenty of suggestions to keep you entertained. Great park.

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Forgot to mention Creede! One of our favorite places in SW Colorado! Check out the Creede Repertory Theater productions - some of the best theatrical performances in the country!

Creede Repertory Theatre, Creede, CO

Last we were there, Johnny Depp was filming The Lone Ranger which will appear in theaters shortly.
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We stayed here last May. It is by far the fanciest place I have ever stayed at. All paved roads and pads that are LEVEL. The roads even have curbs! It is not a campground, but more like a neighborhood where the homes happen to be coaches.

Besides the attractions mentioned above (and I missed some of those!), the fishing isn't too bad if that is your thing. The property is on a river (san juan?) and in july should be fish-able. There are lakes in the area as well that are only a few miles away.
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really nice place with what seems to be an unlimited amount of things to do and see. stay there every time I'm even close to that area. would love to spend a couple of months there c
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We spent two weeks in SW CO a little over a year ago. A week in Wolf Creek at Pagosa Springs and a week at Alpen Rose (sites A thru F are primo) in Durango. You can spend days just exploring the old pioneer trails and forest service roads from both resorts. So much to see and do that you could spend two weeks in each place and still not see everything.

Add to your list:

Last Chance Mine Creede
Animas Fork ghost town (out from Silverton)

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Thanks for all of the information!! It sounds like this is exactly where we will want to beat the Texas heat this summer!
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