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“Made the hike, no springs”

Piedra River Hot Springs
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Owner description: Mineral hot springs located near Pagosa Springs.
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We made this difficult hike and were unable to find the springs! We followed all of the directions, but were unsuccessful!

1  Thank Heather C
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Reviewed 4 November 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 and secluded this is a place

Thank darrellstravel
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Reviewed 27 August 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 go slowly, so if you are in a hurry, this is not your spot. In the fall the leaves were starting to turn, aspen had already turned a little so it made the drive very enjoyable.

1  Thank Robert P
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Reviewed 26 July 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, or even better, leave them in your room. descend down the trailhead about 1.5 miles. when you reach a Y, take a right for a few hundred yards. Look for wild life and an occasional naked bather. wear a disguise for privacy from other hikers with cameras. as hikers reach the river, look out for pools formed by other hikers stacking rocks in pool formations (THESE ARE THE HOT TUBS with hot water trickling from the bottom-very soothing and relaxing). It's a fun hike, fun, interesting, and very soothing bathe in the natural hot springs. Take some snacks and beverages, maybe an aspirin, ibuprofen, icy hot cream, extra socks, towel, clean t shirt, hand lotion, shampoo, conditioner, gps, just for fun and extra comfort. Drive the first 6 miles in a rental car or someone else's car, There may be a rough or rugged road conditions (rocks ripping a low hanging oil pan).

7  Thank sagotk
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Reviewed 25 July 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 the effort for me. We found a naked guy in the best ones which wasn't cool for my 15 year old daughter (or her twin brother... or my wife... or me). I know, clothing optional but Jesus... We attempted to construct a large pool by diverting hot spring water - that was actually fun. Saw some wildlife which was cool. Had a good time but don't count on the hot springs as the reward...

4  Thank JimiM216
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