Pagosa Springs Park Guide

Pagosa Springs, Colorado

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Pagosa Springs Town Parks

San Juan National ForestPagosa Springs Park guide for parks located within and outside of town limits.

Hours of Operation

Parks located within the Town of Pagosa Springs are open from dawn to dusk with exceptions for special events.

Pagosa Springs Park Rules

Don’t get in trouble, there are rules that are enforced and breaking them can land you with a citation.  Please be respectful and avoid littering.

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Camping is not allowed at the Parks except when authorized by the Parks & Recreation Department for special events. This includes camping in parking lots adjacent to the parks.
The use of alcohol in Town Parks is banned by Ordinance 3.2.3(6), except by special event permit. To obtain a Special Events Liquor License contact the Town Clerk or click here. Please note that turn around time for obtaining a Special Events Liquor License is no less than 30 days.
Dogs are welcome in Pagosa Springs parks. The Town of Pagosa Springs has a leash law, Ordinance 4.1.4, in which dog owners are required to have control of their dog with a leash or lead. Dog owners are also required to immediately clean up any dog waste that their animal deposits in the park. The Parks Department has Mutt Mitt stations in all of the parks and along the river walk to aid dog owners in this task.
Fishing is allowed in designated areas of the Town Parks. Individuals over the age of 15 fishing in the parks must have a Colorado State Fishing License and adhere to the Colorado Department of Wildlife standards. Bait fishing only is allowed and there is a two (2) fish limit.

Downtown Pagosa Springs

South Park

Although South Park is not located along the San Juan River, it offers a variety of activities to enjoy the outdoors.  There are a number of amenities to speak of at this location; including basketball courts, volleyball, barbeque grills, and picnic tables. It also boasts a large playground  for the kids which is shaded in the summer time.

South Park is located on corner of South 8th Street and Apache Street. Parking is located on 8th Street.

Pagosa Springs skate park
Photo credit: Pagosa Springs Journal

Yamacuchi Park

Yamaguchi is bordered on the east by the San Juan River and has over a half mile of sidewalks.

Yamaguchi Park has the most to offer; including a concrete skate park, athletic fields, water fountains, restrooms, barbeque grills, picnic tables, and more amenities.

684 S 5th St, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

South 5th Street across from the Sports Complex. Parking is available along 5th Street.

River Center Park

In addition to river access, this park boasts two ponds that provide both fishing and ice skating dependent upon the season and conditions.  Tables and barbecues provide great places to stop and picnic or just relax on one of the benches and enjoy the outdoors.

River Center Park is located behind the River Center Shopping complex on the north side of Highway 160 on the east side of Pagosa Springs. Access and parking can be made by taking the driveway by the Malt Shoppe and turning right (going behind the shopping complex).

Snow sledding in Pagosa Springs
Photo credit: Pagosa Springs Journal

Reservoir Hill

With access points off of Hot Springs Blvd and behind the San Juan Motel, Reservoir Hill is an outdoor treasure.  Locals and visitors alike enjoy hiking, mountain biking, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing on the many trails traversing the hill.  Look for the wood sculptures scattered on the hill, try your hand at disc golf, search for the endangered Pagosa Skyrocket, or enjoy the music festivals held in the meadow.

Trailheads for Reservoir Hill are located behind the San Juan Motel and off of San Juan Street behind the Healing Waters Spa. Parking is available by Town Park off of San Juan Street and at the trailhead behind the Healing Waters.

Town Park

The site of many events, Town Park is by far one of the most popular parks in Pagosa Springs.

Improvements on the river by both the Town and private donations has made this the place to be for river activities such as tubing, kayaking, and more.

Hermosa Street & San Juan Street at Hot Springs Blvd. Parking can be accessed from Hermosa Street and San Juan Street.

San Juan River downtown Pagosa Springs
Photo credit: Sunetha Property Management

Continental Park

Known for the San Juan Riverwalk, located behind the County Building with access from 5th Street.

Parking is located behind the County Building – please be sure that you are not parking in assigned parking spots.

San Juan Riverwalk, behind the County Building with access from 5th Street. Parking is located behind the County Building – please be sure that you are not parking in assigned parking spots.

Uptown parks

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Colman Park

Colman Park has a 18 hole disk golf course and winter trails groomed exclusively for cross-country skiing. Please, no walkers and snowshoers on the groomed trails! Snowmobiles are prohibited in Cloman Park.

Cloman Blvd. & Piedra Blvd., Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

From Hwy 160; turn north on Piedra Blvd. to a right on Cloman Blvd (Steven’s Field airport sign). Cloman Blvd dead ends into Cloman Park parking lot.

Parks Near Pagosa Springs

 

Aspen Springs Disk Golf

This is a 9 hole disk golf course in an open park with shade near parking lot.  The Aspen Springs course is an ideal place to go to avoid crowds.

From Pagosa Springs, go west on US-160 for 11 miles to a left on Hurt Dr.  Follow it to the right and make a left to stay on Hurt Dr., 0.6 mile to a left on Ute Dr. Drive across valley and park at pavilion.

 

Navajo State Park

Close to Pagosa Springs, Navajo State Park has a large lake where you can enjoy relaxing and engaging in water sport activities.  Many people choose to visit Navajo Lake for fishing,  picnics, swiming and other fun summer activities.  You are allowed to bring 3.2% beer here.  Camping is available year-round.

1526 County Rd 982, Arboles, CO 81121 From Hwy 160; turn South on Hwy 151, pass Chimney Rock, and left on Trujio Road.

 

San Juan National Forest

The SJNF covers 1.8 million acres in the southwestern corner of Colorado.

The Forest Supervisor’s Office is located in the San Juan Public Lands Center in Durango, Colorado, with district offices in Bayfield, Dolores and Pagosa Springs. fs.usda.gov/sanjuan

 

Contact Parks Department

Parks & Recreation Director

Darren Lewis 451 Hot Springs Blvd PO Box 1859 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

970.264.4151 x231

[email protected]

Recreation Coordinator

Briana Bryant451 Hot Springs Blvd. PO Box 1859 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

970.264-4151 x232

[email protected]

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