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Trail clear beautiful flowers

Trail to at least third bridge has been cleared of down fall, easy hike after first steep climb out... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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Nice Place, Deadfall obstacle course

Spring and area is nice. Did the out and back as a trail run. Beautiful. A lot of the area was... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
Lawrence W
Golden Colorado
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Hikers can look forward to a good soak at these popular hot springs, which are set in rock beside the West Fork of the San Juan River.
Pagosa Springs, CO
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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Trail to at least third bridge has been cleared of down fall, easy hike after first steep climb out of parking area. Beautiful areas of lush, tall wild flowers. West Fork in great shape. Very open now, not much tree cover, plan for sun.

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank 485EricS
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Spring and area is nice. Did the out and back as a trail run. Beautiful. A lot of the area was hit by a forest fire, probably after pine beetle infestation. Following a natural process, the dead trees dried out and became brittle. Then when...More

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank Lawrence W
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Let me start off by saying I sit at a desk all day, I don't work out very often and I'm about 30lbs overweight. This hike was amazing! The trail is well maintained and the hike really wasn't to bad. The first mile I thought...More

Date of experience: August 2016
13  Thank Christian W
Reviewed February 28, 2016

Had never been to a hot springs before this space was amazing. Price was within our budget and we spend most of the day soaking in various springs of varying temperatures. Great place to soak way all your aches and pains and problems.

Date of experience: September 2015
10  Thank Lorna J
Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

The hot springs are a Must-Visit if you're in Pagosa Springs or nearby. They have natural springs ranging in temperature with a swift stream running nearby. It's gorgeous and relaxing. Definitely visit here if you're looking to relax for a while.

Date of experience: February 2016
5  Thank Green-Ange
Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

I had gone to the Hot Springs a few years ago. At the time, they weren't as hard to find because the vegetation wasn't so high. This year, I wanted to go again. My husband, I and our 10 year old grandson took off to...More

Date of experience: July 2015
17  Thank Lukiloveskimo
Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great little hike, only five miles, good camp spots, this is a backpacking, no car camping. There is a couple of natural hot springs, and they are free to use, but clothing is optional.

Date of experience: July 2015
7  Thank Jerry_Blaine
Reviewed November 17, 2014

It is a 4.5 to 5 mile moderate hike to the springs. I have been going for many years and the pool was set down a hill alongside the river. Beautiful. A few years back we hiked up to the springs and was disappointed to...More

Date of experience: September 2014
11  Thank skygirl2
Reviewed September 21, 2014

The springs are so soothing after a day of hiking to Silver Falls and driving up to Big Meadow and beyond. The towels were warm and the lockers rooms were clean. The springs were relaxing in the extreme. I was worn out when we left...More

Date of experience: September 2014
9  Thank Laurie S
Reviewed June 17, 2014

The rainbow trail is a nice long hike through aspen and conifer forests that includes several nice water crossings with a great trestle bridge over one of the crossings. However, the springs are not what you are probably thinking they are. It is a small...More

Date of experience: July 2013
23  Thank Btctmoore
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May 4, 2017|
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Response from luv2pole | Reviewed this property |
Oops. I mis-typed earlier. ~ 5.5 miles each way. So ~ 11 miles round trip.
Michael K
February 15, 2017|
Response from luv2pole | Reviewed this property |
Kinda late, you may have already gone. If you did I hope it was awesome. Anyway...the springs should be accessible as they are hot. The river may or may not be frozen at that time. I cannot speak to fishing opportunity at... More