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  • Timothy Y
    Redwood City, CA2,166 contributions
    This waterfall is right off the highway. It's a short .25 mile hike uphill to get to the base of the falls. It early July, the water was flowing pretty well and we were getting blasted by the mist at the bottom of the falls.

    You may want to wear sturdy shoes to make this hike easier. Lots of loose rocks and roots on the trail. A fair amount of people on the trail and by the falls. It's so easy to take great pictures from so many different angles at this place.
    Written July 29, 2022
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  • Stacey B
    Breckenridge, Colorado, United States15 contributions
    I have lived in Colorado for 13 years although it’s my soul home so really I have always been here. No matter what trumped up pretentious stuff you hear about Vail or summit county or anywhere else ..... without a doubt if you really want big pow, true skiers and no attitude then you head to wolf creek. It’s absolutely my fave resort (and I don’t use the word resort) to ski! It’s magical. It’s the best and it deserves all the accolades it gets! I love you wolf creek!
    Written April 17, 2022
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  • ksrich
    Linwood, KS343 contributions
    We had been told when you started the trail you could go left on the river trail or go right on a trail that would lead you to some ice fissures. We went to the right. We were also told once you got there you could find a trail that went to the right, go 1/4 to 1/2 mile and you would come to the top of a bluff . We did and were we rewarded. You are looking out over a large valley with the Piedra River running down through it. It was gorgeous!! We then followed the bluff around and came back to the river trail. So, we went several miles down that and back. A lot of hiking but well worth it. I wish they had signs up for more. It was beautiful.
    Written July 3, 2022
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  • hcred25
    Milford, MI24 contributions
    There was a lot of variety of hot tubs, and It had a lovely view of the river. At $50 a ticket, It felt overpriced though. I don’t like being unable to leave, and/or unable to bring in our own personal food. It feel like a money grab at that point. If I had a choice between Pagosa Hot Springs or Durango Hot Springs, I would recommend Durango Hot Springs every time!
    Written August 2, 2022
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  • tkakers
    Fort Worth, TX8 contributions
    You won’t find a crowd here! These falls are a little of the beaten path. The views and on the drive are amazing but it is a long dirt road. I think a lot of people stop before they reach the falls because it does seem a long way. Once there, it’s a small hike through the woods and these falls are intense but the rocks keep the run off safe and swim/wadeable if you chose to do so. Note, the water is cold!
    Written July 4, 2022
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  • jeldenbailey
    Centennial, CO113 contributions
    This is a great hike for about any ability hiker- but not an "easy" hike. We saw every age group on the trail from families (not exaggerating- there was a family of 12 walking up the trail kids to grandparents) to well-seasoned hikers (easily in their late 70's but in good shape). The falls are gorgeous. The trail is pretty well maintained- but there is a good amount of loose rock. There is one point where it is easy to lose the trail as it crosses over a stream. Look for the 3- log "bridge" and cross there. Get there early! It fills up and gets crowded by late morning.
    Written July 31, 2021
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  • SaritaRoja
    2 contributions
    With little experience between us, my husband and I had absolutely no concerns with the instruction and guidance from Berta. We did the 1.5 hour ride -- felt like the perfect length -- in late afternoon and saw quite a few clusters of deer. If you come through here in foliage season, have your camera ready before you get to the aspen copse. WOW do I wish I had taken photos.
    Great people, we will look them up in Tucson where the family apparently goes for the winter to run service through Saguaro National Park.
    Written September 27, 2020
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  • Mary
    Tucson, AZ17 contributions
    I'd been driving for 3 days. I was so tired but needed something to take me from road-weary to vacation-ready. This is such a tranquil place. Architectural features such as bridges and buildings blend aesthetically into the beautiful scenery. Walking paths are concrete if you want (beware of skateboards and bikes). The sounds of the bubbling water mixed with the laughter of people tubing, kayaking, fishing, swimming or just soaking. If you're lucky you can find an occasional spot where the thermal water is piped in for casual (and free) soaks. The wild animals are tame enough for wonderful photos. It's a great place to bring a lunch and just sit at the many tables. It's great for a 10 minute break or an entire day.
    Written June 24, 2022
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  • Dr_Xaos
    Palatine, IL996 contributions
    This wildlife park is fairly small, since most of the animals that they have are adoptions/rescues. I mention this in part, since the location isn't just another type of zoo. There aren't a lot of animals at the park, so the self-guided tour goes pretty quickly. There are some signs posted at each of the locations, which provide some zoological information as well as some personal details about the individual animals.

    The best part of our visit was being there during the afternoon feeding time. Guide took the group to each of the spots as she fed the animals and provided commentary about them. She was very informative and did a wonderful job with answering the group's questions. Highly recommend ensuring the your visit time coincides with the feeding tour.

    Admission costs about $10 per person. Again, there aren't a lot of animals to see, but prices are fairly reasonable for what you get. Plus, as much time and care that goes into taking care of these animals, the park needs funds to keep doing so.
    Written June 14, 2022
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  • Steven E
    1 contribution
    What a fabulous experience to get such talent in a little mountain town! We just saw Bright Star and it was great, the singing and acting are all top notch. All their shows are brilliant. Don’t miss this.
    Written August 12, 2022
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  • ksrich
    Linwood, KS343 contributions
    There were many cows around the road with some in it for the last 1/2 mile to the trailhead. The trail was very pretty. A number of people were sitting around the lake enjoying the afternoon. They all told us you could not make it all the way around the lake as there were no trails through the trees. So we went all the way around the lake. Every once in a while you came across a horse trail, you just had to keep your eyes open. Made for a better afternoon as we got to see more of the area.
    Written July 3, 2022
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  • Staci Rogers
    32 contributions
    Good hike and bike park with several trails for intensity level. Great location. Excellent views of town below. On mountain with tall pines.
    Written June 30, 2021
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  • 1806anthonyc
    Enid, OK86 contributions
    We have been coming to this part of Colorado and this year was the first time we could get in. There are 2 area to view from and you should go to see them both.
    Written June 26, 2022
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  • Rodney P
    Pagosa Springs, CO73 contributions
    This is a pretty easy backcountry 4 wheel drive. Its fairly steep in a couple of places with rocks but nothing like Taylor Pass or even Ophir Pass. The best part of the drive is options; there are some side roads, plenty of camp sites, and even alternative destinations that can keep you in CO or take you into NM. I've driven it in good weather and bad and enjoyed it each time. It's long enough that you really have to block out quite a bit of time, but short enough to get you home before the sun goes down.
    Written November 5, 2019
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  • Emily D
    Loveland, CO40 contributions
    So cool!! It was adventurous, beautiful, and the one of a kind hike you'll never forget! Thank you everyone for helping us find the Hot Springs!!
    Written June 25, 2020
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