Pagosa Springs Tip
On an outing sponsored by the school I attend to the Wemanuchee Wilderness (sp) we stopped, on the way back at a hot Springs near Pagosa Springs. We had just come back from four days of hiking in the wilderness, beautiful beyond description. The peaceful hot springs were welcome to our tired bodies. What a great start to Freshman year in College...
The Hot Springs
"Relax in the hot springs"
We went with friends to the hot springs in Pagosa, it's just so relaxing.
There is a choice of 18 different pools you can lay in, all a different temperature so you can choose the one you like. For the macho's there is the lobsterpot, about 118 degrees. The best i liked the pools near the river so that after a while in the warm water you can have a dip in the cold water and than back in the warm pool, just great. It's a must if your on a road trip and want one or two days of relaxation
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
I don't have much info about Pagosa Springs because it was just a quick drive through, where we turned West on Hwy 160 at Pagosa Springs (elev. 7,070). The name came from the Ute Indian name, Pagosah, meaning healing or boiling waters. I saw a lot of hot springs hotels, and it looked like a really nice resort town, a place where one would come to get out in the back country on horseback, or lay around in a spa hotel soaking in the hot pools. Actually, I think it would be a really good idea to spend about a week on horseback, then a week in the hot pools to recover from the saddle butt and bow legs. LOL.The reason I made a page for Pagosa Springs is because I read in a Colorado magazine that Pat Parelli's headquarters is there. Mr. Parelli is famous around the world (at least in the horse world) for his method of training horses. He says, "Horsemanship can be obtained naturally through psychology, communication, and understanding, versus mechanics, fear and intimidation."Some information from his website: By studying how horses communicate in their natural herd environment, Pat identified seven games which horses use to establish friendship and dominance. When a human learns this 'language' with horses, the changes are phenomenal. Imagine what it must be like for the horse. He understands others in his herd, but can't for the life of him understand what the human is trying to communicate. It's like living in a foreign country for years, struggling to understand others, then overhearing someone speaking your native language - you're instinctively drawn to them because it means instant communication and understanding. This is why people find their horses respond to this method of communication very quickly, reporting dramatic, lasting changes even within the first hour of applying these principles."If you are interested in more information, check his website. It is also in French and German.I have seen this type of training in progress, when I lived in the foothills of Sequoia National Park in California. It is really amazing how horses respond to it, and how quickly.