What is Chimney Rock?


This undiscovered gem is an intimate, off-the-beaten-path archaeological site located at the southern edge of the San Juan Mountains  in Southwestern Colorado. You’ll walk in the footsteps of the fascinating and enigmatic Ancestral Puebloans of the Chaco Canyon, following primitive pathways that haven’t changed for 1,000 years. Archaeological ruins and artifacts, abundant wildlife, and its setting in the breathtaking San Juan National Forest make Chimney Rock a must-see.

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Chimney Rock covers seven square miles and preserves 200 ancient homes and ceremonial buildings, some of which have been excavated for viewing and exploration: a Great Kiva, a Pit House, a Multi-Family Dwelling, and a Chacoan-style Great House Pueblo. Chimney Rock is the highest in elevation of all the Chacoan sites, at about 7,000 feet above sea level. From the base, the hike to the top is just a half mile and it’s rewarded with dramatic 360-degree views of Colorado and New Mexico.

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To learn more about this beautiful place visit: http://www.chimneyrockco.org

Thinking of moving to Pagosa Springs or the surrounding area? Contact Martha Murphy, long-time resident and real estate broker at 970-903-4050 or martha@teampagosa.com

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Journeying to Pagosa Springs

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Following the conclusion of the Civil War, prospectors packed into the San Juan Mountains, searching for their personal El Dorado. Many of those early prospectors came by way of Baker’s Road starting at Abiquiu and following the Chama River Valley northward through New Mexico Territory to the San Juan River at Pagosa Springs, then west to the Animas River and upstream to the vicinity of today’s Silverton where they fanned out in every direction.

News of their success traveled eastward and the number of gold hunters increased rapidly. Friction between miners and the native Ute Indians mounted and the Army began thinking of building a fort in the San Juans to discourage any threatened carnage.

Read more on the history of Pagosa visit: John Motter’s, Pagosa’s Past

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Beautiful park like setting frames this house with mature Blue Spruce, Aspens and Ponderosa Pines. Located in a peaceful cul-de-sac. House has been updated throughout. New flooring, new paint, all new stainless Whirlpool appliances, all granite counter tops throughout with new bathroom and kitchen sinks and toilets oil rubbed bronze plumbing fixtures and ceiling fans. New lighting fixtures and ceiling fans. Three bdrm/two bath with loft and two bonus rooms upstairs. Tons of storage space with large walk in closets. Master bdrm downstairs with guestrooms upstairs. Nice built ins in both guest rooms. Very
pretty octagon accent windows. Brand New 50 gallon electric water heater. Bright and cheerful. An attached single car garage with a very spacious detached garage with enough room for a shop area. Also there’s an attached garden/wood shed storage area. Two lots that make for a .56 acre lot. This property is also within walking distance to the national forest. Asking $343,900 Call Martha for more information at 970-903-4050 or email martha@teampagosa.com

Owning a vacation home in Colorado is easier then you think!

Have you dreamed of owning your own vacation home in the mountains of Colorado? Wondered about the cost and what it entails? Below is a condo for sale and the potential rental income available.

Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath, fully furnished, end unit condo in Pagosa Springs Colorado. Currently a short-term rental that generates great rental income throughout the year, average rental rate is $140/night. Would also make for a wonderful full-time home. Both bedrooms and a full bath are on the lower level with the main living space and 2nd full bath on upper level. Pretty mountain views. Close to all amenities, grocery stores, hospital, restaurants, etc. Only 30 minutes to Wolf Creek Ski Area and the deepest powder in Colorado. Asking $135,000!

The following is an example of mortgage payment vs rental income and expenses. Approximate numbers are as follows,  $700/month mortgage payment + $600/year taxes + $220/month hoa dues + $230/year association + $100/month utilities = approx $13,070/year to own. Potential rental income at $140/night at 100 nights/year = $14,000/year with 265 days still available for personal use or additional rental income.

*monthly hoa dues include water, sewer, trash, snow removal and outside maintenance of building and property.

Make your dream a reality, call me today to make it happen! I’m a 30 year resident of Pagosa Springs and a realtor with over 25 years experience selling this beautiful piece of paradise. Call Martha Murphy 970-903-4050 or email me at pagosaspringsproperties@gmail.com 


Colorado Getaway For Sale

Have you dreamed of owning a vacation cabin in the mountains? Possibly near one of the best ski areas in the state? Look no further! Pagosa Springs Colorado and Wolf Creek Ski Area are waiting on your arrival. Own this beautiful 2239 sq.ft., 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath fully furnished home only 15 minutes away from the deepest powder in Colorado. Enjoy it full time or part time, rent this perfect getaway when not in use.

This home is being sold turn key. All furnishings included. Owners have taken great pride in this home. Beautiful valley and mountain views. This gem has tongue and groove white pine wood ceilings throughout for the cozy cabin feel. Wood stove and forced air keep this home very comfortable on cool, snowy days. On demand hot water system. This 1/2 acre has many Colorado native trees that provide privacy. The 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths in this home are set up to provide privacy throughout. Concrete driveway to Harman Ave. This is a rare chance to own a great home close to the ski area that also makes a great vacation rental or family home. Private river access to the San Juan River for trout fishing or rafting for the property owners. The river access is less than 1 mile away. Call Martha at 970-903-4050 or email martha@teampagosa.com for more information.

Riverfront property for sale in Colorado!

Rare Riverfront Townhouse! This great 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath unit comes completely furnished and ready to move in or share as a rental. Walking distance to historic downtown Pagosa Springs with many restaurants and shopping to choose from. The famous hot springs, rafting, and parks are nearby for your enjoyment. For added comfort there is a two car attached garage with laundry area, workbench, and walk out patio. This quaint unit of 5 has spectacular mountain views, 2 gas fireplaces, 3 outdoor patios, and plenty of storage. This limited opportunity could be yours! Low utility bills Electric average is $76 a month and Gas $69! HOA monthly fee is $260 = $100 reserves and $160 includes: Exterior maintenance, snow removal, trash, water & electric for landscaping & exterior lighting, & building insurance. Call Martha 970-903-4050, 970-731-8599 or email: martha@teampagosa.com 

Contact Martha Murphy for more information on this and more properties available in Pagosa Springs, Durango and the surrounding areas. Call 970-903-4050, 970-731-8599 or email: martha@teampagosa.com 

Pagosa Springs Colorado Home For Sale

Have you dreamed of moving to the mountains? Colorado maybe? Pagosa Springs is located in southwestern Colorado at the foot of the San Juan mountains. Surrounded by over 3 million acres of National Forest and Wilderness area Pagosa Springs is truly the definition of unspoiled beauty. Wolf Creek Ski Area only a 25 minute drive up the pass boasts the most snow in Colorado with an average of 400 inches of fresh powder a year dropping it’s load for outdoor enthusiasts to take advantage and enjoy. Summers are just as wonderful, with mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine. Rafting, camping, hiking, fishing, the fun never ends. 

Check out this beautiful home waiting on you to make your move to the mountains! 

This beautiful custom 4 bedroom home with extra bedroom (no closet), 3 full bathrooms located right on the lake with beautiful mountain views.
The home has been a vacation rental and has great rental history. The lot is larger than many lots in the area and the views are spectacular! Call Martha @ 970-731-8599 or email: martha@teampagosa.com for more information. 

Pagosa Springs Colorado

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States.[5] The population was 1,727 at the 2010 census.[6] Approximately 65 percent of the land in Archuleta County is either San Juan National Forest, Weminuche and South San Juan Wilderness areas, or Southern Ute Indian land.

Pagosa Springs and the surrounding county are both experiencing a substantial influx of second-home owners; a 2006 property assessment indicates that 60% of area private properties are owned by non-residents.

Pagosa Springs is located approximately 35 miles (56 km) north of the New Mexico border, nestled at 7,000 feet (2,100 m) on the Western Slope of the Continental Divide. This combination of high desert plateau and dramatic Rocky Mountains to the north and east creates an unusually mild climate, especially in the summer months, when compared with much of the surrounding Southwest. Pagosa is favored with around 300 days of sun each year, as well as four distinct seasons.[7]

The town is located in the upper San Juan Basin, surrounded by the 3 million acre (12,000 km²) San Juan National Forest, and adjacent to the largest wilderness area in the state of Colorado, the Weminuche Wilderness.

The town is named for the sulfur springs located there, including the world’s deepest geothermal hot spring.[8] This “Mother Spring” feeds the pools hosted by three local hot spring soaking locations within town. The largest is at The Springs Resort & Spa which hosts the mother spring. Other hot springs facilities in town are the Healing Waters Resort and Spa and the Overlook Hot Springs Spa. The mineral-rich water continues to be celebrated for its therapeutic powers.[9] The Utes called the sulfur-rich mineral springs Pah gosah,[10] which is commonly translated in modern documents as “healing waters”; a Ute elder once translated the phrase as “water (pah) that has a bad smell (gosah).” [11]

Visitors from all over the world come to enjoy its hot baths. Some come to cure ailments, others to simply relax in the mineral-rich waters.

Other recreational activities in the area include downhill and cross country skiing at nearby Wolf Creek ski area. Snowmobiling in the surrounding National Forest is also quite popular. Summertime activities include fishing, hiking, and rafting. Come autumn, the area is a popular destination for hunters, who harvest elk, deer, and other game animals.

“Downtown Pagosa Springs” was the final destination for a duo of truckers in the 1975 country song “Wolf Creek Pass” by C. W. McCall. U.S. Highway 160 from the pass to town goes through a vertical drop of around 5,000 feet (1,500 m), and is described in the song as “hairpin county and switchback city”.

To learn more about Pagosa Springs and the properties available contact Martha Murphy, long-time resident and real estate broker. Call 970-731-8599 or email: pagosaspringsproperties@gmail.com