Pagosa Springs

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

My wife's family has a good friend (Frank) who owns some cabins just outside of the Pagosa Springs area in southwest Colorado. Going to school in the northern part of the state, I rarely had the chance to make it this far south. I wish I did though as it is truly beautiful country. His cabins sit in the heart of the San Juan Mountains and are a sportsman's paradise. The trout rich waters of the Rio Blanco are just down the hill from each of the cabins. Sitting on the deck each night, you can see elk and mule deer grazing through the valley below and turkey wandering through the trees.

Liz wading her way up the Rio Blanco
You will never get bored visiting Frank's. He has horses you can ride in open pastures, four-wheelers for exploring the countryside and accessing different sections of the river, and endless hiking trails. As far as the fishing, it is top notch. The Rio Blanco is a picturesque freestone river that winds its way through the San Juan's. You are also about an hour drive from the Navajo Dam Reservoir in northern New Mexico which is where the famed tailwater section of the San Juan River begins. I have not fished this section yet but it is definitely on the list.

Jerry getting in on the action
My Mother and Father in Law (Jerry and Hollis) call Frank's cabins in Pagosa their happy place, and I can understand why. When you combine the sheer beauty of the landscape, the ample outdoor activities and Frank and his wife's incredible hospitality, it makes for a pretty great set up.

Thanks Frank!


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