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Pagosa Springs CO Fly-in

Horse-around in Pagosa Springs

September 13th, 14th and 15th, 2019

Sitting at 7,126 feet on the Western Slope of the Continental Divide, Pagosa Springs was named for the sulfur springs located there, including the world’s deepest geothermal hot spring.  The Ute Indians called the sulfur-rich mineral water Pah gosah, or “healing waters.”  More loosely translated as “water (pah) that has a bad smell (gosah).”  --Wikipedia

It is not just the stinky pools that draw us to Pagosa Springs. CPA flyers will enjoy lodging in a hot springs resort, local dining, taking in the Fall foliage via horseback in the San Juan National Forest, AND a performance by the local professional theater company. Come for the fun, stick around for the rustic charm that is - Pagosa Springs.

Fly to Stevens Field Airport (KPSO), approximately 182 miles from BJC; take note of the steep drop in altitude as you clear the mountain passes.


Friday, September 13
Arrive at PSO by 11 a.m.
to attend lunch at the Malt Shoppe where burgers, fries and soft serve ice cream are a-plenty (read: greasy). If you wish to arrive a little later in the day, skipping the Malt Shoppe, arrive at PSO by 2 p.m. We’ll check into the Healing Waters Resort & Spa, then relax and settle in, maybe even take a dip in the hot spring pools before a combined Happy Hour/dinner at Riff Raff on the Rio. You may wish to culminate your day with an evening soak.

Saturday, September 14
The day starts with a group breakfast at 2 Chicks and a Hippie (come on, you know you just gotta eat here simply because of the name), then we’ll saddle-up for Diamond Hitch Stables for a 90-minute horseback ride through the beautiful Colorado Fall colors, followed by a group lunch at the stables.

For those of you who don’t want to ride, you can opt for a wagon ride instead, or just hang around the stables and enjoy some “cowboy games.” Cost for the ride (horse or wagon) and the light lunch is between $50-$55.

Saturday afternoon you’ll have time to meander the streets and trails of Pagosa Springs, or soak-away any saddle soreness.

Saturday evening festivities begin at Alley House Grille where an early, private dinner is planned. We then make our way to the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts and the Thingamajig Theater to attend a 7 p.m. performance of “Ring of Fire” which celebrates the music of “The Man in Black,” – Johnny Cash. $36.75 per ticket (group rate for 10+ people) – paid that evening.
Sunday, September 15
Following breakfast on your own we will coordinate rides to the airport to head back home. Once you arrive safely at home, you’ll coordinate any photos and comments you wish to share about the weekend and send them to the sponsors!

Call the Healing Waters Resort & Spa at 800-832-5523 to book a room. Tell them you are with Colorado Pilots Association for a special rate based on the size of room you request.

Car Rental has arranged to have rental cars at the FBO for us when we arrive on that Friday. They have to bring them in from Durango and because of that, the rates are unfortunately slightly higher than perhaps what we are used to seeing
More important information is to come, including pricing. Continue to watch the CPA website.

Friday, September 13, 2019 to Sunday, September 15, 2019
Pagosa Springs Stevens Field Airport
61 Aviation Court
Pagosa Springs, CO  

Brian Brieske
Laurie Garrett
CPA Fly-in Sponsored
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only