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Address: In National Forest, Hike in, Pagosa Springs, CO
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Mineral hot springs located near Pagosa Springs.

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Stay the night along the river

The Piedra River Hot Springs Web site has very accurate directions. Trust them, it takes a while to get there. 6.7 mile dirt road off of 160. The First Fork 166 dirt road has a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Shelli R
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Grand Rapids, United States
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hammock beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a SUMMERTIME adventure hike, AFTER the snow has melted, and the water level is generally lower than the areas of the hiker made pools. Begin by taking a short 6 mile trip from an un named major colorado highway, in a non disclosed direction. park at the parking area. place the items in your auto in the trunk,... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Okay, the hike is BEAUTIFUL, but it is an @ss kicker!!! I am not sure what the elevation drop is on the way but it is enough that when you are going down, you DREAD the return trip up. Then when you are on the return trip, you hate life. Again, it IS beautiful! The springs themselves were NOT worth... More 

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Grand Rapids, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Piedra River Hot Springs Web site has very accurate directions. Trust them, it takes a while to get there. 6.7 mile dirt road off of 160. The First Fork 166 dirt road has a sign for Sheep Creek Trail. This is the trail head. From there, hike down toward the river. Once at the meadow, ponderosa pine river camp... More 

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

These hot springs are the natural ones on the Piedra river in the National forest They are not the commercial operation in downtown Pagosa Springs on the San Juan river that is shown in the picture. If is a about a 3 mile roundtrip hike from a forest service road several miles from highway 160. Stop in to the Pagosa... More 

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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The pools are a bit pricey but you can access every pool for an extra $5. The pools are so varied in temperature it is easy to spend at lot of time in the hot springs without feeling sick or unhealthy. Would certainly come back agian

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

The hot springs are actually located on the San Juan River in downtown Pagosa Springs. A great place to go after a hike or a day of skiing. Many different pools with a widw temerature range so there is truly something for everyone. If you dare you can even take a brief plunge in the river. Very relaxing and I... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

What can I say except "Melt all your troubles, aches, and pains away" after sitting with the river at your feet in the variety of different temperatures offered.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

It's our fault, but we really should have talked with someone beforehand. We hiked down the trail but could not find any springs...our recommendation? Talk to a local/the forest service before you go!

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

a dirt road of 7 miles o get to the trail head , and a steep descent awaits to bring you to a beautiful place, also a great place to overnight , loads of firering and campspots ,altho it is bear country you should be fine

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Chaco Canyon, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Be careful on the road, I've seen people lose oil pans and slip around in the mud and snow. Very steep drops on the downhill side. A beautiful spot that is just far enough from the road to enjoy the hike. Don't make the mistake I did, leave the mountain bike at home!

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Address: In National Forest, Hike in, Pagosa Springs, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Pagosa Springs

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