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Piedra River Trail

16 mi North of Hwy 160 on Piedra Rd, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
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Stunning Mountain / River / Lake Scenery

Its hard to not just go a bit nuts on this place. The Piedra river trail is easy to walk, yet... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2016
galen w
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the woodlands, texas
Fantastic trail along the Piedra River with great views.

From Pagosa Springs, it is about a 30 minute drive, with 15-20 minutes of the drive on dirt/gravel... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
EricBalli
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Clovis, New Mexico
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“easy hike” (22 reviews)
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16 mi North of Hwy 160 on Piedra Rd, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
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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...More

5  Thank galen w
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,...More

3  Thank EricBalli
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
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
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

2  Thank ergragg
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We took about 2 hours to hike in the lower trail and enjoyed calming vistas along the river. Hike was easy with just a few places that would be scary for someone who doesn't like heights. Recommend for families with smaller children too

Thank krigold
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Piedra River Trail is excellent for a novice hiker. There is little to no grade for the entire trial, yet it follows the scenic piedra river, in all its glory. Also great trail for rock climbers. This trail definitely offers something for everyone. Beautiful and...More

1  Thank Maria C
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Great views along a well marked trail. Nice picnic lunch along the river and enjoyed watching the rock climbers

Thank SheriW64
Reviewed 27 September 2016

They were working on the trail as we began our hike. The trail crew said the bridge was a great turn around point for a quicker hike. They encouraged us to look for wild hops growing out of the soapstone as we hike. As we...More

1  Thank Sean M
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is an excellent hike into a magnificent and extremely rugged river valley. The trail is well worn and gets lots of people and horse traffic each day. The scenery is second to none. You should carry lots of water during the warmer months you...More

Thank Donnie A
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Adelino d
Do we need a car with high ground clearance to drive on the road that leads to the trailhead?
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
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rcq22
Good for toddlers?
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.
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Jimmy B
Is it pet friendly?
7 October 2016|
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Response from Jimmy B | Reviewed this property |
Thanks! They did fine and we all enjoyed it!
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