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From there, one may return by the same route or go down Park Creek to Highway 160 and back to Pagosa Springs over Wolf Creek Pass. Blanco Basin —- This is one of the most scenic drives in the state of Colorado when fall colors are bright. Head south on Highway 84 for eight miles to the Blanco Basin turnoff.How far is Platoro from Pagosa Springs?
Another route to Platoro is to proceed northeast from Pagosa Springs on US Highway 160, cross Wolf Creek Pass to Park Creek Road approximately 5 1/2 miles from the summit. Turn south on Park Creek Road and proceed to Elwoood Pass and south to Platoro.How many times does the railroad cross the border of Colorado?
It crosses the borders of Colorado and New Mexico 11 times as it chugs its way up and over the 10,015′ high Cumbres Pass. Our scenic railroad is jointly owned by the states of Colorado and New Mexico. In recognition for its place in our national history, it was awarded National Historic Landmark Designation in 2012.What kind of vehicles are recommended for a drive through Pagosa country?
Pagosa Country offers a wide variety of scenic beauty, much of which may be enjoyed from a conventional vehicle. Most of the roads recommended for these tours are all-weather gravel roads. Some roads require four-wheel drive vehicles; many will test your driving skills and courage. Go prepared!