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Piedra River Trail

16 mi North of Hwy 160 on Piedra Rd, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
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Beautiful falls. Easy hike.

Just as the title says. Only reason this isn’t 5 stars is the drive getting to the falls. We drove... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MickiMiller
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Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
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Great for families, kids and dogs

My son and I hiked this with our puppy and it was perfect. Not too crowded, but in general the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kristin b
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portland oregon
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  • Average1%
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“easy hike” (24 reviews)
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16 mi North of Hwy 160 on Piedra Rd, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just as the title says. Only reason this isn’t 5 stars is the drive getting to the falls. We drove from Pagosa Springs, it is easily 20-25 miles on rough gravel roads. We have a JW Jetta and the clearance was fine just super rough...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My son and I hiked this with our puppy and it was perfect. Not too crowded, but in general the people we met on the trail were dog friendly and cordial. We kept stopping and dipping in the river, so didn’t really hike more than...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I hiked a short distance on this trail several years ago and were so impressed, that we returned and hiked about 6 miles before turning around. The entire trail is around 12-18 miles, depending on which source you believe. The first part...More

2  Thank mwcw
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've hiked a portion of this 18-mile trail a couple of times so far. The first part of it goes through a rather narrow, rocky canyon which is absolutely stunning. It's also a fairly easy hike -- I saw a number of families with small...More

2  Thank lisatann
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great time and easy walk. Family hike with kids and senior citizen. Beautiful canyon and walk along the river.

1  Thank jrf022305
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the drive north out of Pagosa to this trail. We only did the first portion to the bridge. Great views of the Piedra River. There is a stop on the left before the trailhead that we stopped at the had some great views...More

2  Thank thehinsons
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

The Piedra River trail took us along the river, through canyons and alpine meadows. The views were nothing less than spectacular at nearly every turn and we took many pictures and videos. The hike to the bridge was a little over an hour and there...More

4  Thank kahunastev
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 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

2  Thank Kathy F
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 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

4  Thank Alex F
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Reviewed 18 January 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

1  Thank Judy C
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Adelino d
11 June 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
26 March 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
8 October 2016|
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Response from Debbie W | Reviewed this property |
You will see several dogs on the trail
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