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Address: In National Forest, Hike in, Pagosa Springs, CO
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Mineral hot springs located near Pagosa Springs.

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River hi ike

It's a very nice hike and lots of interesting scenery very beautiful quiet didn't see anybody else hiking the whole time we were there for two days went in and camped overnight... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

It's a very nice hike and lots of interesting scenery very beautiful quiet didn't see anybody else hiking the whole time we were there for two days went in and camped overnight and then came out the next day decent little hard and some places nothing big ok depends on your exercise level if you like some place is quiet... More 

Thank darrellstravel
Pueblo, Colorado, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Wife and I went there in the fall of 2013. We saw one other hiker returning from the springs. While there we were all to ourselves. So nice to hear the river moving past us as we soaked in the hot water and basked in the sunlight. Price was right...free. The drive at that time was not difficult. Had to... More 

Thank Robert P
hammock beach
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a SUMMERTIME adventure hike, AFTER the snow has melted, and the water level is generally lower than the areas of the hiker made pools. Begin by taking a short 6 mile trip from an un named major colorado highway, in a non disclosed direction. park at the parking area. place the items in your auto in the trunk,... More 

2 Thank sagotk
Broomfield, Colorado
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Okay, the hike is BEAUTIFUL, but it is an @ss kicker!!! I am not sure what the elevation drop is on the way but it is enough that when you are going down, you DREAD the return trip up. Then when you are on the return trip, you hate life. Again, it IS beautiful! The springs themselves were NOT worth... More 

1 Thank JimiM216
Grand Rapids, United States
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Piedra River Hot Springs Web site has very accurate directions. Trust them, it takes a while to get there. 6.7 mile dirt road off of 160. The First Fork 166 dirt road has a sign for Sheep Creek Trail. This is the trail head. From there, hike down toward the river. Once at the meadow, ponderosa pine river camp... More 

2 Thank Shelli R
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

These hot springs are the natural ones on the Piedra river in the National forest They are not the commercial operation in downtown Pagosa Springs on the San Juan river that is shown in the picture. If is a about a 3 mile roundtrip hike from a forest service road several miles from highway 160. Stop in to the Pagosa... More 

7 Thank HighlandTinker
Littleton, Colorado, United States
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The pools are a bit pricey but you can access every pool for an extra $5. The pools are so varied in temperature it is easy to spend at lot of time in the hot springs without feeling sick or unhealthy. Would certainly come back agian

Thank Ryan H
Fort Worth, Texas
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73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

The hot springs are actually located on the San Juan River in downtown Pagosa Springs. A great place to go after a hike or a day of skiing. Many different pools with a widw temerature range so there is truly something for everyone. If you dare you can even take a brief plunge in the river. Very relaxing and I... More 

7 Thank Ron W
Newport Beach, California
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

What can I say except "Melt all your troubles, aches, and pains away" after sitting with the river at your feet in the variety of different temperatures offered.

1 Thank StardustNB
Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

It's our fault, but we really should have talked with someone beforehand. We hiked down the trail but could not find any springs...our recommendation? Talk to a local/the forest service before you go!

8 Thank smile83839

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