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Piedra River Trail

16 mi North of Hwy 160 on Piedra Rd, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
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Our favorite of 8 hikes in the greater Pagosa area!

My favorite thing about this trail is that you are almost always within sight, sound, or both of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas
Fabulous Fall!

Just finished hiking this gorgeous trail. Very easy....up and down slopes. Stop at the river and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Breckenridge, Colorado
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“easy hike” (22 reviews)
16 mi North of Hwy 160 on Piedra Rd, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite thing about this trail is that you are almost always within sight, sound, or both of Piedra River, which just makes it special. Being 2 people with 1 car, we didn't shuttle for a longer option, but still very enjoyable. Only hike we...More

Thank LindaN22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just finished hiking this gorgeous trail. Very easy....up and down slopes. Stop at the river and soak your feet. Absolutely do not forget your camera!

Thank HeidelbergSummer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you need two vehicles or a pick-up! start at Piedra river crossing on route 600/631, hike west for six hours + until you reach the bridge over the Piedra on route 166/622. Great views over the river and box canyons. Not too strenuous.

Thank HermanTheGerman-inTX
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite trails anywhere, due to the variety of scenery along the way, the relative ease of the activity, and the ability to keep going and going, if you choose. (Years ago we hiked far enough out to fly fish in...More

Thank coopnm
Reviewed 19 August 2017

There is something to stare at around every turn in this trail. We hiked with six kids and two moms back to the river and enjoyed a rest and picnic lunch before heading out. A good mix of flat and hills, with the water almost...More

Thank TexTrav2012
Reviewed 17 August 2017

take PIEDRA road north off of 160 up nice gravel road about 25 miles up to WILLIAMS reservoir for awesome drive....plan to take a picnic lunch and eat at the CIMMARON campground above the lake...up past cimmarron is the PARADISE campground which is a horse...More

Thank mmiller007
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This hike follows the river, starts pretty flat, then takes you into the canyon next to the river. We walked slowly watching birds, the river, fishermen, and rock climbers. It was peaceful and beautiful. We only walked about 1.5 miles in and back, but I...More

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Hiked this trail on 08/02/17. What a lovely hike! We drove approximately 7 miles on Piedro Road (from US 160) & then drove approximately 10 miles on a dirt/gravel road (FS 631). FS 631 was windy & somewhat bumpy in places but it certainly is...More

2  Thank ABQJean
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This is a fairly easy hike. From the large trail head parking lot, you walk through open areas with wild flowers, mushrooms, and scenic views. You then drop down into the narrow canyon with steep walls, overhanging rocks, and a beautiful river. We only went...More

5  Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This was a beautiful hike, one of my favorites we did while in Pagosa. You start out in a meadow surrounded by the mountains, you end up hiking into the gorge. It can be narrow at times, with a great view of the river below....More

1  Thank OmahaMomto5
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Adelino d
10 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
25 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.
Jimmy B
7 October 2016|
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Response from Jimmy B | Reviewed this property |
Thanks! They did fine and we all enjoyed it!