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Piedra River Trail

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Address: 16 mi North of Hwy 160 on Piedra Rd, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

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Beautiful easy hike

There was snow along the trail in March, but it wasn't anything that hiking poles and spikes couldn't help with. The scenery was beautiful and the frozen waterfalls were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jacquelyn G
Golden, Colorado
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Golden, Colorado
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was snow along the trail in March, but it wasn't anything that hiking poles and spikes couldn't help with. The scenery was beautiful and the frozen waterfalls were incredible. We didn't see another person on the trail the afternoon we were there.

1 Thank Jacquelyn G
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Great hike into a rocky canyon right on the river. If you have dogs, they love to play in the river along the way!

Thank Kathryn P
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Wandered out this way during a long weekend stay in Pagosa Springs. We wanted to do some light hiking and had pulled over to check out a cliff when we noticed this trail winding down through the hills. We drove to the trailhead and hiked with my family and a couple of friends about 4 miles out and back. Easy,... More 

1 Thank Jenny L
Fort Stockton, Texas
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

a good, hike that can be short or long, depending on how far you want to go. We just hiked about a mile into the river canyon, which is spectacular.

Thank Glkleinjr
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

We hiked this trail to the falls in the snow and found it safe and pleasant with excellent views. On the way back, we walked on the frozen river for a little added spice.

Thank Cindy M
the woodlands, texas
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Its hard to not just go a bit nuts on this place. The Piedra river trail is easy to walk, yet probably as beautiful as anything we've ever seen. We were walking the trail and in the river below us was a wade-fly-fisherman casting in the tranquil waters... as we turned the corner on the trail toward us came two... More 

3 Thank galen w
Clovis, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

From Pagosa Springs, it is about a 30 minute drive, with 15-20 minutes of the drive on dirt/gravel roads. The trail moves along the beautiful Piedra River and winds up and down and side to side in a way that keeps you engaged and interested, with fantastic rock formations all around you. Not sure how long the trail is, as... More 

3 Thank EricBalli
Monument, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

It is listed as a 12 mile hike, but was very easy to follow and navigate. Views of the distant mountains gave way to the canyons of the river. Would do this hike again when we had more time.

1 Thank jmarti2002
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

A beautiful hike to the falls! Not too strenuous and pet friendly! The falls are absolutely worth the hike there. About 1/2 a mile.

Thank Jimmy B
Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Easy hike for all ages that follows the Piedra River through a spectacular canyon. If you fly fish bring your fly rod

1 Thank ergragg

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