Come to Colorado and enjoy the colors!

Pagosa Springs Colorado is famous for it’s Hot Springs, Amazing skiing, Folk Festivals, beautiful scenry and ColorFest Weekend which features hot air balloons, music, beer, wine, food and more. Come join us for the fall colors and good times!

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Friday, September 15th
6 – 9pm – Passport to Pagosa Food & Wine Fest
Takes place in the Town Park Athletic Field. There will be wine from around the world, beer from local micro-breweries, food from local favorite restaurants and entertainment. This is your chance to try some new items and vote on your favorites. Tickets are $45 per person in advance. (21 and older) Purchase online at

Saturday, September 16th
8am – Mass Balloon Ascension

Downtown Pagosa, near Hot Springs Blvd.

8am – ColorFest 5k Color Run in Town Park 

Brilliant colors will be flying at Pagosa’s iconic 5k ColorFest Color Run/Walk.

7 – 10am – Breakfast with Balloons

The Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership is hosting the Second Annual Colorfest Breakfast with Balloons at their site on the San Juan River at 5th Street. Attendees will enjoy an exceptional gourmet breakfast and champagne with a perfect view of the spectacular Colorfest balloons ascension. The site will be contained for breakfast-goers who will be entertained with relaxing music by world-class saxophonist Bob Hemenger. The breakfast is a fundraiser for the recently installed Education Growing Dome. Attendees will have the option to view interior build-out plans for the dome and learn more about the upcoming programs. A limited number of tickets are available for the breakfast catered by Pagosa Baking Company. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children (10 & under). Tickets may be purchased at the Chamber or online at

4 – 8pm – Colorfest Music and Micro Brew Festival in Town Park 

Breweries from throughout Colorado and Northern New Mexico compete for “People’s Choice” along with “Brewer’s Choice” awards.  Tickets are $10 general admission/ $25 with souvenir glass and beer tasting.

Sunday, September 17th
8:00am – Mass Balloon Ascension

Uptown Pagosa, near Pinon Lake

Are you looking to buy property in Colorado? Look no further then Pagosa Springs it’s the place to be and the company to search with is Pagosa Brokers offering over 100 years of combined experience and legendary service! 970-264-3800

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Discover Pagosa Springs Colorado

Located within the San Juan National Forest amid the majestic San Juan Mountains, Pagosa Springs offers visitors a rich geological and cultural history to explore. Known for its world-famous hot springs, “Pagosah” is the Southwestern Ute word for “healing waters”. The soaring cliffs, ragged peaks, magical alpine pools, undisturbed wilderness, cascading rivers, and soothing hot springs reveal a dramatic geological history that invites voyagers, young and old, to venture into the backcountry.

As part of the Four Corners region of Southwest Colorado, this mountainous terrain has also attracted a myriad of ancient Indian tribes, Spanish explorers, and fortune seekers throughout the centuries. Each of these cultures left behind historical remnants to educate and entertain us today.

Pagosa Springs is located in the Colorado Sunbelt, just 35 miles north of the New Mexico border and along the Western slope of the Continental Divide.

The combination of high desert plateau and Rocky Mountains to the North and East of town creates an unusually mild climate. Pagosa Springs is located in the upper San Juan Basin, surrounded by the nearly 3 million acres of the San Juan National Forest and Weminuche Wilderness Area.

Looking to buy or sell? Call the legendary service of Pagosa Brokers (970) 264-3800

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Denver Botanic Gardens — The Glasgow Gallivanter

Flowers and sculpture in a beautiful garden setting.

via Denver Botanic Gardens — The Glasgow Gallivanter

Are looking for real estate in Pagosa Springs, Colorado? Contact long time resident and real estate broker Martha Murphy at Pagosa Brokers.

Call 970-903-4050 or email: 

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Celebrate 4th of July in Pagosa Springs

Fourth of July in Pagosa Springs is a great celebration!  Below provides an overview of the festivities taking place Saturday, July 1st – Tuesday, July 4th! Information provided by visitpagosasprings

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Carnival: June 24 – July 4th (closed 6/27)
Open daily until 10pm in Town Park.   Rides, food & carnival games for the entire family!

Park to Park Arts & Crafts Festival: July 1st – 4th
Come out to the 38th Annual “Park to Park” Arts & Crafts Festival downtown along the River Walk Friday, July 1st – Monday, July 4th. With over 70 booths to view and shop, you will always be able to find a great gift for an upcoming event or holiday, or take this opportunity to find something just for yourself. Vendors will consist of woodworking, jewelry, stained glass, photography, fibers, metal work, clay and so much more!

Star Spangled Shuffle: July 4th at 8am

Fun patriotic 3k or 5k walk / run

Starts at Community Center parking lot

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4th of July Parade: July 4th at 10am

Parade Route – Hwy 160 from 8th to 2nd
Come to Pagosa Springs for a hometown Fourth of July Celebration!  Starting at 10am on the 4th of July, the Pagosa Springs Rotary will host their annual Parade to celebrate our country’s independence.

Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo
Come out to the 67th Annual Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo featuring cowboys and cowgirls from various states competing for prizes and prize money in this sanctioned rodeo series. Mutton Bustin’, cow milking contest, specialty acts and other fun events will perform daily. Rodeo lasts about 2.5 hours. Held at the Western Heritage Event Center Arena & Grounds.  Saturday and Sunday 6pm;  Adults $10 / Children $6.  Rodeo on the 4th will be held at 2pm; Adults $12 / Children $8. Box seats available – call 264-5000

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Fireworks: July 4th, after 9:00pm (after sunset)

Weather permitting, fireworks will be set off from downtown Pagosa Springs, near the high school, just after sunset on the 4th of July.  Many locations in the downtown area provide impressive vantage points.

Are looking for real estate in Pagosa Springs, Colorado? Contact long time resident and real estate broker Martha Murphy at Pagosa Brokers.

Call 970-903-4050 or email: 

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Pagosa Brokers, Pagosa Springs Colorado

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:

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


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

Nebo Ct

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

Owning a vacation home in Colorado is easier than 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