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Piedra River Trail

16 mi North of Hwy 160 on Piedra Rd, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
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What a View!

The road to the hiking trail is mostly gravel and very winding, but the end result is worth it! The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kathy F
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Moss Bluff, Louisiana, United States
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Amazing and Easy Hike

The Piedra River trail was a great hike with the first main offshoot trail heading down to a spot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alex F
,
Newton, Massachusetts
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“great hike” (18 reviews)
“easy hike” (24 reviews)
“rock climbers” (4 reviews)
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16 mi North of Hwy 160 on Piedra Rd, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
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"couple miles"
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"rock walls"
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"turn around"
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"picnic area"
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"narrow canyon"
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"favorite hike"
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"shorter hike"
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"fly fish"
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"ups and downs"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"gravel road"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The road to the hiking trail is mostly gravel and very winding, but the end result is worth it! The hiking trail is 1/2 mile long and easy enough for most people to hike. It follows a pretty creek and ends at the beautiful falls....More

Thank Kathy F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Piedra River trail was a great hike with the first main offshoot trail heading down to a spot in the river with gorgeous views. To this point it was less than a mile. There was also a flat section overlooking the river and some...More

1  Thank Alex F
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Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

We only hiked a few miles from the trailhead, then turned around so we could make it back to our car before it got dark. Otherwise we would have kept going, it was so beautiful! From the canyons to the meadows, there is much to...More

Thank Judy C
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

Great hike to beautiful falls. We went on 4 hikes while in Pagosa this and Treasure Falls were the shorter ones with great views. It is well worth the drive and hike.Only downfall no restrooms.

1  Thank broron2014
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

We have come to Pagosa Springs countless times and always do the exact same things. We decided this year (due to weather) to do some more hiking. This trail exceeded all our expectations. I would highly recommend this to anyone including those with kids. The...More

2  Thank Chloeferg192
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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

This trail starts off right along the road in s field but quickly turns into one of beauty and majesty. The rocks and water surround you from the tops, sides and bottom. I did not want to leave. Hike was fairly easy. Loved this one!

2  Thank Mary M
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

Falls were well worth the visit. Hike seems longer than 1/2 mile and can be treacherous in areas when raining. But if you take your time the hike up to the falls is gorgeous.

1  Thank Darlah Y
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

We loved this trail. While it is several miles long, we only went in about 1 1/2 miles and back out. It is an easy hike, with some not-so-steep ups and downs along the Piedra River (about 12 miles north of Pagosa Springs). It starts...More

3  Thank Ralph B
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Lots to see, not a hard walk, casual drive to arrive, variety of trail options, share with a horse or two, just feels like a trip to do many times

Thank Shawn V
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Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

Worth the drive. About 30-40 minutes from a Pagosa Springs. A short 1/2 mile walk. A little tricky getting down to the falls, but it's a beautiful site.

Thank Denise G
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Adelino d
June 11, 2017|
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Response from Leslie B | Reviewed this property |
absolutely not this time of year! We had a.Kia Optima and had no issue. I can only speak for the summer months
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rcq22
March 26, 2017|
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Response from galen w | Reviewed this property |
You could carry one in a carrier on your back quite a ways down the path, but I'd be careful allowing young ones walk on their on. There are some edges above the river early in the hike that wouldn't be advisable.
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Jimmy B
October 8, 2016|
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Response from Debbie W | Reviewed this property |
You will see several dogs on the trail
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