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Getting Here
Airports
Stevens Field Airport
www.archuletacounty.org
(970) 731-3060
LaPlata County Airport
www.flydurango.com
Road Reports
Colorado Department of Transportation
www.cotrip.org
(877) 315-7623
New Mexico Road Report
www.nmroads.com
(800) 432-4269
Archuleta County Sheriff’s Road Report
(970) 264-5555
Stevens Field Airport

Archuleta County’s Stevens Field has seen a great deal of improvement over the past few years. In 2006, workers widened and resurfaced Runway 10/19 and built a new fixed base operations building at midfield. Since, new hangars have appeared, an Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) has been installed, and the airport identifier became KPSO. A partial parallel taxiway now links the north end of the runway with midfield, and a two-mile interior road allows fuel tankers and other vehicular traffic the freedom of movement on airport grounds without using the runway.

In keeping with its commitment to Archuleta County and Stevens Field, the Federal Aviation Administration promptly completed and published a GPS instrument approach for pilot use during nighttime and low-visibility landings. The FAA has funded 95 percent of the various improvement projects in the past three years, while the Colorado Department of Transportation-Aeronautics Division and the county each contributed 2.5 percent.

The fully-lit asphalt runway is now 100 feet wide and 8,100 feet long. Located just three miles west of downtown Pagosa Springs, its aircraft weight capacities are 70,000 pounds for dual-wheel gear and 59,000 pounds for single-wheel gear. Flight safety at the high-altitude, general aviation airport is reinforced with a Precision Approach Path Indicator system.

For specific airport management questions or concerns, call the airport manager at (970) 731-3060. The AWOS system is available on frequency 127.17, or by phone at (970) 731-0365.

Fixed Base Operator

For aviation services or to visit Avjet Corporation, the fixed base operator, travel three miles west of town, then approximately one mile northwest on Piedra Road. Turn right (northeast) on Cloman Boulevard and proceed to 61 Aviation Court.

Pilot supplies, automobile rentals, a flight service telephone, restrooms, vending machines, catering service, coffee and a lounge area are provided at the FBO.

In the heated hangar, light aircraft maintenance services and a mechanic are available weekdays, and a full line of aviation oils and supplies, including 100 low-lead and Jet-A rated fuels, are also at hand.

For more information about these and other airport services, call Avjet at (970) 731-2127.

LaPlata County Airport

The Durango-La Plata County Airport offers daily service with Frontier Airlines, United Express and US Airways. The Durango-La Plata County Airport offers a full range of convenient services within the terminal to make your visit comfortable including food, retail, wireless internet/WiFi and services for persons with disabilities. The airport has short- and long-term parking, full rental car services, and shuttle/taxis.

The airport is located 60 miles from Pagosa Springs at the intersection of Airport Road and County Road 309A approximately one mile from County Road 309. For more information about flights and ancillary services you can reach their Web site at flydurango.com.

Mileage from Pagosa

Durango, Colo. 61 miles

Cortez, Colo. 110 miles

Denver, Colo. 300 miles

Colorado Springs, Colo. 242 miles

Farmington, N.M. 95 miles

Santa Fe, N.M. 160 miles

Albuquerque, N.M. 212 miles

Phoenix, Ariz. 501 miles

Oklahoma City, Okla. 654 miles

Dallas, Texas 658 miles

Vehicle Rental
Budget Car Rental/Piedra Automotive
505 Piedra Rd.
970-731-4477

Local History
Fred Harman Art Museum
85 Harman Park Dr.
970-731-5785
San Juan Historical Society Museum
96 Pagosa Street
970-264-4424

Regional Railroads
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Chama, NM & Antonito, CO
866-942-3156
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Durango & Silverton, CO
888-872-4607
Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
Alamosa & La Veta, CO
877-726-7245

Creede, CO
Chamber of Commerce
904 S. Main St.
800-327-2102
Creede Rock, Mineral, & Fossil Show
July 31, through August 2, 2009
719-658-2376
Creede Repertory Theatre
124 N. Main St.
719-658-2540
Rare Things Gallery
106 Main St.
719-658-2376