Pagosa Springs is known for its hot springs and the surrounding wilderness.
- Navajo State Park: A 15,000-acre reservoir features around 150 miles of shoreline and offers ample opportunity for fishing, boating, and swimming. Hike around Navajo Lake, or relax at a campsite beneath the trees.
- Chimney Rock National Monument: This archaeological site gives visitors a glimpse into the lives of the Ancestral Puebloans of the Chaco Canyon, who lived in the area centuries ago.
- Hot springs: The "Mother Spring," one of the deepest geothermal hot springs in the world, feeds several soaking pools that can be accessed at local resorts.