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

Loved the park great hiking and dog friendly. It is a long drive, went in the winter so roads a little icy but manageable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Arlington, TX.
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Arlington, TX.
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the park great hiking and dog friendly. It is a long drive, went in the winter so roads a little icy but manageable.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a fantastic hike and also a great spot to fly fish. Follow the rules posted if you choose to fish, otherwise enjoy the hike! Whether you want to hike a half mile, or 10, this in and out trail is fantastic, scenic, and easy on the knees!

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Easy, beautiful hike that follows the river through the canyon. It's just as beautiful coming back as it is going. I live in Pagosa Springs and it's my go-to hike to take my guests. Everyone who has gone raves about it. Take a picnic, and pick a place to enjoy the scenery.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This is a very pleasant drive but a relatively short and manageable hike. The falls are beautiful and accessible form different view points. The fall run into a sparkling stream that you see again parking area. The drive from Pagosa springs is about an hour. If you are looking for a longer hike there is a trail head part way... More 

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ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

we were a bit surprised at the roads back to it, but the falls are well worth the drive! you start on pavement, then change to a dirt road, then a one lane dirt road. they don't recommend you go if it is wet weather, the last leg would be unpassable without all wheel drive if even a bit wet.

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Thank willi38
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Excellent family hike along the river. Not too steep and lots of good scenery. It's a easy hike and you can go as far as you like.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Bumping drive but the beautiful scenery makes it worth the trip, take water (I didn't see any stores)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

One of our favorite hikes near Pagosa Springs, it follows the river through a canyon and open meadows. We love the almost rain forest environment seen in places along the way. Definitely worth the hike!

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Woodinville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We started this hike at the Piedra Rd entrance (vs.First Fork Rd), as it's closer to town. You have to drive a few miles on a dirt road, so not great for little cars. Although it's an 11.5 mile hike, it's not a loop, so go as far as you want, then turn around, unless you have a car parked... More 

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Shear cliff walls on one side, beautiful hike down by the river on the other. The hiking trail is easy and you can go as far in as you want. Just amazing scenery and geology - don't pass this up!

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