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Piedra River Trail

16 mi North of Hwy 160 on Piedra Rd, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is our favorite trail to take visitors for a hike because you can go to the end or stop anywhere along the way and still enjoy majestic views -- the Piedra River, high cliffs and impressive canyons. (You are hiking at 8,000 feet, so the altitude can be an issue for some visitors from sea-level.) The trail is easy,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

You can park right in the middle of downtown and pick up this trail opposite the Hot Springs hotel. Steam gushes out of the ground and little pools along the way! There are a couple of interesting wood sculptures as well as some pretty scenery and it's worth stopping for a short visit.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This trail has an easy to find trailhead. The trail looks bland for the first several hundred yards before it goes down into a box canyon and the trail runs along the river. An easy hile and one that the kids will enjoy. There are spots to play in the water or to just enjoy nature.

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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My wife and I had fun hiking this trail, even in the rain. The trail wanders along cliffs then down through some canyons along the river. It's not very strenuous and was really peaceful walking along the river. I highly recommend this to anyone out for an adventure.

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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Had an excellent time wandering along this trail. The river and canyons are extraordinary. My wife and I really enjoyed how peaceful it was. It's not that far from Pagosa Springs so well worth the trip. We didn't find it strenuous at all even in the rain.

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Corrales, New Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Worth the drive on the dirt road to get to this place. Nice picnic area nearby (with toilet paper!). Saw wildlife. Walk about a half hour down the trail for the best part. Trail goes on for miles but you can do in a half hour and back and it will be worth it. Rocky and not even.

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Tx
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The free park is just a short 15 minute drive from Pagosa Springs. Be sure to get a blue trail map from any local restaurant or the chamber of commerce at the springs downtown. You can spend all day here driving, hiking, taking pictures, imagining. It is awesome that we have something like this park available to us. There are... More

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

the scenery was varied and the walking was comfortable. a very doable trail for just about anyone. good t combine w/the ice caves trail for spectacular view of the valley below.

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This is an easy trail to hike that is suitable for most people. It is simply a gorgeous. tight river canyon that features the Piedra River. The trail continues for about 12 miles and I have hiked all of it. Most will hike from the NE trail head to the confluence of Williams Creek. Take something to drink and your... More

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The 19 mile drive through the forest to get to the trailhead is worth the trip! The short hike through the trees along the river is easy and beautifully shaded. You can wade in the pool at the falls. I think it is a good little hike for families with children as well as adults.

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