Pagosa Springs is a small mountain town known for housing the world's deepest geothermal hot spring aquifer. Pagosa Springs, located in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, is surrounded by the San Juan and Rio Grande National Forests, as well as the Weminuche and South San Juan Wildernesses, totaling 2.5 million acres.
Pagosa Hot Springs is a network of hot springs in Colorado's Archuleta County's San Juan Basin. The municipality of Pagosa Springs asserts that its geothermal hot springs are the deepest known in the world.
Water. It covers a large portion of Earth. It keeps us going. The source of life, it. Our mineral-rich, geothermal water has even greater significance here on the San Juan River's banks. One of the first spa resorts on Earth, The Springs Resort, is located there. Our hot springs offer substantial advantages in terms of the body, mind, and soul. Some claim that it goes deeper than their food source, Mother Spring.
Our geothermal waters include 13 minerals in total, including potassium, magnesium, zinc, lithium, iron, and manganese. These minerals have been shown to support healthy skin, lower blood pressure, strengthen bones and muscles, boost energy, and do a lot more.
Treasure Mountain, which according to mythology, is home to hidden wealth, is whence the name Treasure Falls originated. About 300 Frenchmen entered the San Juan Mountains, which were on Spanish territory, in the late 1700s. They found financial success close to the mountain, but had to contend with ferocious winters, Indian raids, and sickness. Only two Frenchmen made it back to the east to tell the story.
Lucky you, if you benefit from her extensive network of connections and knowledge of the nooks and crannies of how things work here.
The trail is a well maintained set of dirt switch backs up the side of a densely-forested hill. The views at the top are exceptional. It’s about 1/4 of a mile trek to the falls, with an elevation gain of over 300 ft. Plan for about 30-45 minutes round trip.