June 4th ~ Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Here are a few tidbits to tempt you to visit:
- Known for its world-famous hot springs, “Pagosah” is the Southwestern Ute word for “healing waters”.
- Pagosa Springs is located in the Colorado Sunbelt, just 35 miles north of the New Mexico border and along the Western slope of the Continental Divide.
- The San Juan River flows through the heart of town.
- They have the largest and hottest natural mineral outflow in the world.
- With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, visitors enjoy the outdoors year round during four dramatic, distinct seasons.
- With a thriving art colony, the Pagosa Springs area is home to art galleries, live theatres, museums, and cultural activities.
- Besides taking in the healing waters, a wide variety of outdoor activities abound, including biking, golf, hiking, scenic drives, fishing, boating, tubing, standup paddle boarding, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides and rock climbing.
- Winter options include downhill and cross country skiing at nearby Wolf Creek ski area and snowmobiling in the surrounding National Forest.
The “Mother Spring” holds the Guinness World Record for The World’s Deepest Geothermal Hot Spring. Measured in 2011, the plumb line reached 1002 feet, when it ran out of line. They really do not know how deep it is.
Coming Next: Mesa Verde National Park
GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful that we are flexible in our plans. When a fire burning north of Durango, caused massive evacuations and road closures, we simply changed course. Sadly, more than a week later the fire, is still ravaging the area and remains largely uncontained.