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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
Eric S
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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
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Golden Colorado
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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.

4  Thank Eric S
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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 wind storms hit, they could no longer bend with the wind and they snapped instead. So there are many dead trees across the trail once you enter the wilderness area and cross the first bridge. About how many? Counted on the way back and i came up with 219 to go over, under, or around. Double that for the out and back. But hey, nature does this sometimes ;) Provides a full body workout.

5  Thank Lawrence W
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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 was the worst but other than that it was pretty easy going. I would recommend either backpacking in or hiking this early in the day. We started a little late in the day leaving Pagosa around 10:30am. We got to the trailhead around 11am and started hiking. By 1pm we got hit by a storm and didn't bring much protection from the rain which made the hike back kinda crappy. This hike offers amazing views, wild life and a nice place to relax. We ran into a lot of people fly fishing as well.

11  Thank Christian W
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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.

10  Thank Lorna J
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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.

5  Thank Green-Ange
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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 have a great soak. Unfortunately, we never found them. The vegetation, although beautiful, had obscured any sign of them. I REALLY wish that the forest service would post a sign as to their exact location.
After going all the way to a deep ravine and turning back, we still could not find them. However, the recent fires have made the entire area a wild flower and wild mushroom paradise. Around every bend, there is something magnificently beautiful to see. About two miles in, there is a majestic eagle, perched in its nest atop a dead pine. You can hear its sounds of warning as hikers approach. Whether or not you actually find the springs, it is still a magnificently beautiful hike. Well worth the time. Now, come on forest service....where's your sign?

17  Thank Lukiloveskimo
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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.

7  Thank Jerry_Blaine
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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 find it was completely destroyed by an avalanche. We have not been back since but heard that it is somewhat recovered and rebuilt.

11  Thank skygirl2
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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 and slept like a baby that night.

9  Thank Laurie S
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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 area pooled up by rocks that folks have put in place over the years. It is barely deep enough to submerge yourself and definitely not big enough for more than two people. The trail leads deep into the Weminuche Wilderness Area and eventually connects you to the Continental Divide if you plan to camp overnight and continue on the next day. There is a nice campground just above the river where the springs are located. There are better springs to soak in if that is the goal.

23  Thank Btctmoore
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