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Piedra River Trail

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Address: 16 mi North of Hwy 160 on Piedra Rd, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
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Great hike!

We enjoyed a great hike along the river on a partly-sunny day. There were a few spots on the trail where you had to climb over a fallen tree, but it was gorgeous.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2016
Denise W
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Madras, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We initially intended to take the shorter trail called ice cave ridge but there were no markers so we ended up doing the longer trail. Only made it to bridge before turning back.

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Madras, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We enjoyed a great hike along the river on a partly-sunny day. There were a few spots on the trail where you had to climb over a fallen tree, but it was gorgeous.

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Thank Denise W
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We hiked both ends of this trail. Both are beautiful. We are not frequent hikers, so we chose some short day hikes after a few days to adjust to the altitude. Everyone in the family enjoyed themselves. We are used to encountering other hikers, and when we went, we had the trail to ourselves. We tended to hike either early... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We've done this hike three times and it is exhilirating. The trail climbs up a ridge and then descends into the canyon with amazing views along the way. Took our kids eac time and they loved it as well.

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Thank circamamoo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I was a little nervous about hiking at 8,200 feet only a day after arriving from 2,000 feet, but it was a needless worry. I WAS breathless, but only from the scenery. This is a fantastic hike, with new beauties around ever bend. Be sure to take a camera (and be careful of your footing as you take pictures). The... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Short hiking trail up to the Piedra Falls. The views along the way are very nice and the trail is a little sporty up close to the falls. Well worth the hike and the photo ops are incredible.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Camped here years back and it was fun once we reached the spring for fresh water. It is always filled with beautiful wildflowers and wild strawberries in June/July. My favorite part of the trail is early on looking over the river, a few times I've walked down and dipped my feet in. This past time we saw a Golden Marmot,... More 

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Pulaski, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

On our first visit to Colorado, Pagosa Springs is our first stop. I was pretty sure from Trip Advisor reviews that we wanted to take this hike, but when your good friend/guide is a tracker and nature instructor and has lived here 24 years, he should decide. He took us to Piedra River Trail without any input from me. We're... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

This was a very nice trail. We walked to the bridge and decided to turn around, it was about 4 miles. There is a lot of different textures and terrain which was very neat. I would walk this trail again for sure!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

This was our 3rd hike near Pagosa springs co. It was by far the most beautiful with the river,scenery,snow and ice melting. We saw a goose,squirrel,and a robin (that allowed us to come closer than any other birds in the area).Long dirt road to the trailhead but worth it.

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