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Posted: 4/27/2021 4:07:23 PM EDT
What to do in and around Pegosa Springs? I've got 2 kids  (12 and 14). Where to eat and what to see?
Link Posted: 4/27/2021 6:48:17 PM EDT
Pagosa

There's good hiking and scenic driving around there.  Durango and Mesa Verde (cliff dwellings) aren't far.
Link Posted: 4/27/2021 8:38:31 PM EDT
Hot springs.
Link Posted: 4/28/2021 1:49:10 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Darrellbear:
Hot springs.
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This. You and the kids will have a blast. If you can, stay at the resort. It’s pricey but worth it.
Link Posted: 4/28/2021 12:15:43 PM EDT
Head up to the base of Wolf Creek and hike up to the waterfalls - a very short hike, but pretty drive.

Fishing is great in that area, too.  

Good trails for hiking/biking NW of downtown.
Link Posted: 4/29/2021 10:13:30 AM EDT
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Treasure Falls is beautiful,  Riff Raff Brewery bo both locations, Boss Hoggs, Mee Hmong for Asian, Rosie's Pizza

Rafting prolly starts in May, there are ATV tours in the area. We like driving to Silverton and renting ATV's for a day trip around the Alpine Loop.

Two chick's and a Hippie have great breakfasts , The Lost Cajun is good, too.

Guided fly fishing. the resort with the hot springs is neat. Maybe May or June you can rent floats for the river
Link Posted: 4/29/2021 4:55:22 PM EDT
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Narrow gauge railroad that I think is a better experience than the more well known Durango & Silverton
Link Posted: 5/1/2021 8:23:42 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Seydou:
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Narrow gauge railroad that I think is a better experience than the more well known Durango & Silverton
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We've done the Durango and it is beautiful, but many people we know say Cumbres & Toltec is much better as you say...going to try and ride it this summer.

My kids and neices and nephews love the Rainbow Gift Shop. Some other good restaurants: Ramones for mexican, Kip's for street tacos, Mountian Pizza & Tap room, the Malt Shoppe

ETA: The best resource for weather in Pagosa Springs:

https://pagosaweather.org/
Link Posted: 5/1/2021 5:40:38 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RumbleTruck:

We've done the Durango and it is beautiful, but many people we know say Cumbres & Toltec is much better as you say...going to try and ride it this summer.

My kids and neices and nephews love the Rainbow Gift Shop. Some other good restaurants: Ramones for mexican, Kip's for street tacos, Mountian Pizza & Tap room, the Malt Shoppe

ETA: The best resource for weather in Pagosa Springs:

https://pagosaweather.org/
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Originally Posted By Seydou:
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Narrow gauge railroad that I think is a better experience than the more well known Durango & Silverton

We've done the Durango and it is beautiful, but many people we know say Cumbres & Toltec is much better as you say...going to try and ride it this summer.

My kids and neices and nephews love the Rainbow Gift Shop. Some other good restaurants: Ramones for mexican, Kip's for street tacos, Mountian Pizza & Tap room, the Malt Shoppe

ETA: The best resource for weather in Pagosa Springs:

https://pagosaweather.org/



The biggest difference is that the D&S is mostly in the bottom of a canyon while the C&T is going over Cumbres pass, which is the highest pass reached by rail in North America, and has many vistas including of the distant Sangre de Cristo Range and the Great San Dunes National Monument as you come into Antonito.

A train starts from each end and take a stop in the middle. You get off to stretch your legs and to have lunch at a cafeteria type establishment where the food is ok. You can then continue along the route being brought back to your departure point by bus, or swap trains and go back to your starting point by rail.  I recommend doing the full route.  There are some great drop offs, tunnels, gorges and trestles.  They have gondola cars but not the higher end parlor cars that the D&S does.  It is also cheaper.

You also cross the CO/NM border 11 times along the route which is kind of neat.

Fina's Diner in Chama is excellent but only open for breakfast/lunch.

Link Posted: 5/12/2021 5:37:13 AM EDT
Chimney Rock west of Pagosa Springs.
Chacoan Culture (National Park Sites west of Springs)
There's a neat local museum in PG.  Lotsa local things.
There is a free hot springs there but the locals have to show you.
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