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Piedra River Trail

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Address: 16 mi North of Hwy 160 on Piedra Rd, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
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Our favorite place to hike ever

My wife and I refer to this trail as our "happy place" as it is just beautiful and peaceful. We have hiked this at least one time in each of the ten plus years we have been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My wife and I refer to this trail as our "happy place" as it is just beautiful and peaceful. We have hiked this at least one time in each of the ten plus years we have been coming to Pagosa Springs.

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Seabrook, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great canyon hike - beautiful and easy hike. We selected this hike based on tripadvisor feedback. We did after the Piedra Falls hike so we did not allow enough time. We wanted to see more so later in the week we started at the south end. It was not as beautiful, after an hour we had not reached a canyon.... More 

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North Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Scenic drive, great reward at the end seeing the falls. It started to rain and lightning so trip was cut short, but enjoyed the scenic drive to the falls.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I loved this trail and the entire area. You can make this a long hike or a short one, the views are great the entire length. We hiked 3 miles in and back. Lot's of sun, so wear sunscreen and bring water. The trail follows the river. The pine trees are beautiful. We did not see any wild life on... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Not a difficult hike but not a cakewalk either. Beautiful scenery in a deep canyon with a rushing river usually in view and always in hearing distance. Our grandchildren ages 6-10 have done it with us more than once. You will meet some delightful hikers. Walk in as far as you like and then you turn around and go back... More 

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Roy, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is not for the faint of heart. 4 miles up dirt road, and another 2 to hike to hot spring. Pretty enough, take plenty of water and rests along the way. Seems to be a popular hang out spot.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Hiked on one of the trails near the picnic area and just loved the access to the river and the views of different rock formations. Absolutely worth the drive out there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Nice hike, I would recommend stopping at the unmarked parking area about 1/4 mi. prior to getting to the trailhead, and walking to the overlook (be careful with kids and dogs so they don't run ahead). Nice cliff view of the river, and makes going to the trail more interesting when you see the river from a different view.

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Ya can't miss this one if you like to hike. Some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Not a bad hike at all. Walk the area that John Wayne walked when filming "The Cowboys" Weather is ALMOST always desirable in the summer!!! even when it rains!!

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We hiked about 1.5 miles into the Piedra River Trail (you can go a lot further) and really enjoyed it. It's a very manageable hike that takes you down into the river canyon close to the river with great vistas.

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