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Address: 16 mi North of Hwy 160 on Piedra Rd, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
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The Piedra River Trail is, hands down, one of the most scenic areas around Pagosa. Between the mountain views and rock walls by the river, it's worth a visit... And, best of all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Piedra River Trail is, hands down, one of the most scenic areas around Pagosa. Between the mountain views and rock walls by the river, it's worth a visit... And, best of all, it's a moderately easy walk without significant elevation gain. This makes it ideal for anyone visiting from lower-elevation areas and wants to take in some scenery but... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

How fabulous to be able to hike alongside a flowing river. This is a great trail because you can walk as far as you like and always be able to take a break alongside the water.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Fun easy hike and if you are adventurous enough, take your bathing suit and jump off the cliffs into the icy snow melt below. If you are not adventurous, hike up to the top and find a nice perch to watch the other crazy souls as they take the plunge. beautiful hike, very easy and only takes about a 1/2... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I almost hate to write this review so I can keep it quiet! This is my favorite place to go with the dogs in the summer.....we take a mile or two walk, chill (literally) in the cool river and the scenery around you is so serene. I go for solitude and rarely run into people on this trail. I am... More 

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KENT
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Even the road to the trail was a really magnificent drive! We enjoyed the view of Pagosa Lake and many gorgeous mountain views on the way! A little snow fell, with 1 to 3 inches predicted but locals said could expand to 1 to 3 feet up the mountain, so we didn't take that really curvy and skinny snow-covered back... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Nice hike with many good views of the river. Nice to be out in the trees and we saw a few mule deer. This was an out and back hike for us. We spent about 4 hours on the hike.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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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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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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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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