Archuleta County seat, Pagosa Springs incorporated in 1891, home to about 1,800 humans and apparently home of the worlds deepest hot springs. The Utes call the springs Pahgosah, meaning healing waters. This is not the courthouse, I thought it was but it is not.Cool little town with lots of commercial opportunity to soak in the healing waters. These towns are filled with a sulfur stench that I have never really liked, on the upside you can fart, or probably shit your pants, and those around you wont smell it.I went to a few antique stores that seemed a bit out of my league and I couldn’t find anything that suited me, so I headed for the hills. I made it as far as Nipple Ridge, up Nipple Mountain Road, to get a fleeting glimpse of Nipple Mountain. Healing waters abound, this is where you can touch it for free. It was hot and stinky. On the cheeseburger front there was no question, everyone said the Malt Shoppe.According to the propaganda on the wall this joint has been around for 35 years. The place was crowded, about 1pm, looked mostly like a malt crowd. Order at the counter, step to the right. Cheeseburger selection was in 1/4 pound increments, I got the 1/2 pounder. I saw a sign for the 1 pounder challenge but since it was busy and fairly regimented I did not want to be the one who gummed up the works by asking for the details.If I went to a restaurant and ordered a cheeseburger this is what I would expect. Couple patties, fresh lettuce, onion, tomato, pickle, fresh bun and good waffle fries. Especially good while sitting on the deck by the river. I like the town, lots of park space on the river, seems like you need a sack of money to get a shot at the healing waters though.