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Piedra River Trail

Address: 16 mi North of Hwy 160 on Piedra Rd, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Fun easy hike and if you are adventurous enough, take your bathing suit and jump off the cliffs into the icy snow melt below. If you are not adventurous, hike up to the top and find a nice perch to watch the other crazy souls as they take the plunge. beautiful hike, very easy and only takes about a 1/2... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I almost hate to write this review so I can keep it quiet! This is my favorite place to go with the dogs in the summer.....we take a mile or two walk, chill (literally) in the cool river and the scenery around you is so serene. I go for solitude and rarely run into people on this trail. I am... More 

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KENT
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Even the road to the trail was a really magnificent drive! We enjoyed the view of Pagosa Lake and many gorgeous mountain views on the way! A little snow fell, with 1 to 3 inches predicted but locals said could expand to 1 to 3 feet up the mountain, so we didn't take that really curvy and skinny snow-covered back... More 

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Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Nice hike with many good views of the river. Nice to be out in the trees and we saw a few mule deer. This was an out and back hike for us. We spent about 4 hours on the hike.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This hike can be as long or as short as you want- it is a there and back kind of hike. Beautiful scenery, not many steep areas. The only negative we found was the amount of poison ivy right along the trail.

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Hiked this trail many times and ridden it on horse back at least 4 times. Go at least as far as the bridge but be careful as the trail narrows at the highest point. In the winter the Nordic Club (or someone) cuts a trail out of the snow all along the side of the river then down onto the... More 

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Avoca Beach, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Weather was great: warm and sunny with a slight breeze off the river. The hike itself is easy and you don't have to be a very fit person. There were some rocky or uneven areas but the track is well marked. The gravel road to the trailhead was bumpy but in good condition. Its about a 16km round trip but... More 

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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92 reviews 92 reviews
35 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We did Piedra River Trail hike in the end of September. Weather was great: warm and sunny. Leaves already started to change color – we encountered many-many beautiful views, pictures will not do a justice, just amazing. If the distance from parking lot (trail-head) to the first bridge is 3.5 miles, we probably walked for 5 miles each way (~10... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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63 reviews 63 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The trail was moderate in terms of difficulty. Some rocky and uneven areas. Scenery was great! If you like to fish, well its by the river and there are trout there.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This trail walk is just as lovely and peaceful as everyone else mentioned. I couldn't stop taking photos. For us, in our rental VW, the 12 mile drive to the trail head on the gravel road was challenging. The road itself was in good shape, with just a few washboard sections and pot holes. Breathtaking drop offs, steep sections, tight... More 

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