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Piedra River Trail

16 mi North of Hwy 160 on Piedra Rd, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
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Gatesville, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Love this trail because there is something for everyone. Hills, valleys, stream, boulders, flowers, repelling, fishing, wading. Some of the most beautiful scenery around.

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Commerce City, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for an easy hike for the kids thus is the one for you! Great hike beautiful views. Not too strenuous!!!!!

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Denver, Colorado
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Off Piedra River Road, this trail is one of the most beautiful I've hiked in years. Raging river on one side, cliffs or beautiful meadows chock full of hummingbirds on the other side, and it's simply gorgeous. It's also an oven after 1pm in the summer, so start the hike early in the day (7am) so you're off the trail... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Nice hike along the river, as long or short as you want to make it. Beautiful river views, and the biggest boulders. Fascinating.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Well marked, nicely maintained and relatively easy. You can hike along the river through a box canyon with many spots to access the river. The trail go forever so you can determine how much time you want to spend. The majority of the folks we see on this trail just hike the beginning of the trail through the canyon. In... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Wonderful weather for a hike 11-miles down along the Piedra River. We left a vehicle down at First Fork Road bridge and had my parents drop us off at the Piedra Road trailhead. It took 6-1/2 hours. First portion was most interesting; last half had a lot more up over the box canyon section than we realized, so pretty tired... More

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Erie, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Wonderful spot to hike, commune with nature and enjoy the scenery. Not too strenuous. Spectacular scenery.

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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28 attraction 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 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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25 helpful votes 25 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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