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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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
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5 helpful votes 5 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The trail follows the river for many miles and the scenery is phenomenal! Just a perfect place to hike on a sunny day. You will not regret this hike. Pretty easy terrain once on the trail and enough people to keep animals away but not usually crowded. If you hike above the trailhead there are ice caves worth seeing. Easy... More

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Plano, Texas
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have done this about 6 times over the years. Drive out about 18miles on gravel road to base parking lot. Well marked trail through shade to pretty falls where families splash around. On way back stop at Sportman's campground for an ice cream bar, not inexpensive but no competition out there.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were looking for an easier hike we could take our small dogs on. This trail was the ticket. Fairly level, with a few rocky/steep areas (ran into one woman attempting to push a stroller, not recommended) as it's still a hiking trail...not very wide/paved etc. It seemed to be well-maintained and followed along side of the gorgeous river, with... More

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Hood River, Oregon, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is an exceptional trail just out of Pagosa Springs. Depending on how far you go in this trails offers everything from cliffs to wide meadows, river front strolls and areas for picnics to wide open glacial valleys and caves. No shortage of areas to pull up and relax, wet a line or clog your camera with photo ops! If... More

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