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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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123 helpful votes 123 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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Central Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Living in Illinois, it takes me a few days to get acclimated to the higher elevation on top of being overweight and in my fifties. This hike was a great one. I exercise regularly, three miles of cardio on most days. This trail was fun and my 18 year old enjoyed it too. It follows the river with some gentle... More

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Denver
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is one of our favorite hikes in Pagosa . . . we enjoy doing it each time we visit. We went 3.5 miles to the bridge and back (7 mi RT). If you don't have enough time to go that far, that's fine, as the first couple miles are the most interesting. Good for families . . . but... More

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Colorado, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A peaceful trail, mostly flat and shady along the banks of the river. Perfect for families and dogs. We went for about 1-2 miles and enjoyed our time. Only saw a few people on the trail.

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Fairbury, i
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Easy paced trail, however, after you hike it, you do feel like you've done something. Beautiful river, nice backpack lunch spots.

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Gatesville, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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