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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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Easy Scenic Trail

Piedra River Trail is excellent for a novice hiker. There is little to no grade for the entire trial, yet it follows the scenic piedra river, in all its glory. Also great trail... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Piedra River Trail is excellent for a novice hiker. There is little to no grade for the entire trial, yet it follows the scenic piedra river, in all its glory. Also great trail for rock climbers. This trail definitely offers something for everyone. Beautiful and peaceful, with opportunities that are a bit more extreme.

Thank Maria C
Newton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Great views along a well marked trail. Nice picnic lunch along the river and enjoyed watching the rock climbers

Thank SheriW64
Loveland, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

They were working on the trail as we began our hike. The trail crew said the bridge was a great turn around point for a quicker hike. They encouraged us to look for wild hops growing out of the soapstone as we hike. As we began down the trail, the aspens were filled with bright gold. The colors were only... More 

1 Thank Sean M
North Carolina
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is an excellent hike into a magnificent and extremely rugged river valley. The trail is well worn and gets lots of people and horse traffic each day. The scenery is second to none. You should carry lots of water during the warmer months you will need it. There are bears in the area though I have never seen one... More 

Thank Donnie A
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We wanted to get the to see the back woods of this beautiful state. We started out with a paved road that quickly turned into a rough gravel road. The trees and views were beautiful but having to pay so much attention to driving made the trip less enjoyable. Got a got of super pic and saw a turkey or... More 

Thank Anson J
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

We hiked a total of six Pagosa trails, this one is our favorite. The views of river and canyon are exceptional. You should put this hike on your first to do list.

2 Thank milehighbullet1
Waterloo, Iowa
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Arrived later in the afternoon. About 1 mile from the waterfall trail head is a small tarn. A bull moose was in the water munching his dinner. He tolerated many photo shots with little concern..STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE! There are many roads in the area. They all dead end except the Piedra Road. We saw grouse, turkeys, an osprey, and... More 

1 Thank McHove
Edmond, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We hiked to the falls (half a mile each way) with 4 kids between the ages 3-5. It was a great trail for them with only one short area where we needed to watch them closely near a steep edge. Bring your camera and water shoes to explore the area near the falls. It would be a beautiful area to... More 

Thank Laura553
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Nice trails for hiking while taking in the beautiful view. May also see wildlife as you walk. So peaceful.

Thank Carol K
San Antonio, TX
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This was a beautiful hike! We really enjoyed the 3.5 miles we did. Ended up being a 7 mile round trip hike. One of those in our party even got to see a juvenile bear. Very exciting!

Thank JM1987

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