Taking its name from its world-renowned hot springs, Pagosa Springs is one of the most stunningly beautiful towns in all of Colorado. However, despite its wonderful scenery and popularity among tourists, Pagosa Springs has historically shown moderate to high concentrations of indoor radon.
Pagosa Springs and the rest of Archuleta County have been designated by the EPA as being in Radon Zone 2. This means that the average reported levels of indoor radon indicate a moderate potential for exposure, with the average level being between 2-4 pCi/L (picocurries per liter). Though this is lower than what is found in most counties in Colorado, the EPA still recommends having Zone 2 homes treated, as there is no safe level of exposure to radon.