445 San Juan St.
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Quick Tips about Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Quick Tips about Pagosa Springs, Colorado


Situated at the junction of two major highways, Pagosa Springs is within easy driving distance of several major cities, yet still isolated from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Take a five-minute drive from Pagosa in any direction to find the natural beauty and wilderness that makes this area so unique.

7,079 Feet at the County Courthouse, Downtown.


Archuleta County (According to US Census)

Population in 1990: 4,138

Population in 2000: 9,898

Population in 2011: 12,013

Rural Population: 64% Urban: 36%



Electricity: La Plata Electric
P. O. Box 305 (970) 264-4171

Natural Gas: SourceGas
P. O. Box 505, 457 Lewis Street

(970) 264-2192

Telephone: CenturyLink
P. O. Box 359 (800) 225-2594

Cellular Service:

Verizon and AT&T

Water: Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation

P. O. Drawer 4610 (970) 731-2691

Sanitation: For Pagosa Lakes Area:
Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation
P. O. Drawer 4610 (970) 731-2691
For Town of Pagosa Springs:
Town Hall P. O. Box 1859

(970) 264-4151

Trash Services:

Waste Management
1041 CR 500 P. O. Box 187

(970) 264-5622
At Your Disposal
P.O. Box 5907 (970) 264-4891



Archuleta County

Land Area: 1,350.22 square miles

Persons per square mile: approx 9

County Seat: Pagosa Springs

Other Town: Arboles



Type of Workers:

Private Wage or Salary: 61%

Government: 17%

Self-Employed, Not Incorporated: 22%

Fields of Work: Construction, Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services, Retail, Education, Health, Social Services



Talk To A Local: Call 970-264-3200 and ask to speak with any Jim Smith Realty Agent. We’ll happily answer your questions on much more than Real Estate! Ask us about schools, retiring here, activities and more. No strings attached.

Contact the Chamber of Commerce for a free relocation package:

800-252-2204 or visitpagosasprings.com



Stevens Field, Archuleta County Airport has the capacity for commuter aircraft, private planes and light cargo planes. Durango-La Plata County Airport (56 miles west) is a commercial airport serviced by several airlines.



Personal Income Tax: 5%
Sales & Use Tax: 3% State; 4% County
County tax revenue is divided between
Archuleta County and Pagosa Springs.
Corporate Income Tax: 5.0%


Public School Enrollment:

(Average) 1600-1800
Private Education is also available in Pagosa Springs from various sources.


Pagosa Springs has two family medical clinics that are staffed by MDs and Nurse Practitioners.
Serious emergencies are transported by ambulance or helicopter, generally to Mercy Medical Center in Durango or San Juan Regional Hospital in Farmington, New Mexico.

A well-trained staff of professional EMTs provides 24 hour, 7 day a week, on-call service. Pagosa Springs also has several dentists, optometrists, chiropractors, physical therapy clinics and natural healing practitioners.
Pagosa now has a Critical Access Hospital, which eliminates the need to drive to Durango for emergency care in many cases. See article this issue for more.