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Piedra River Hot Springs
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Owner description: Mineral hot springs located near Pagosa Springs.
Reviewed 1 December 2016

One of the best hot springs I've been to! My girlfriend, a couple friends, and I enjoyed the short hike to the springs and spent the afternoon relaxing in the pools. They can be a little tricky to find if your aren't aware of what to look for. We arrived when a few families were leaving so we got to enjoy the peace and quiet. The view is amazing and the atmosphere is very tranquil. Can't wait to go back!

3  Thank DoveDeep85
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

This place is kind of tricky to find if you are a person who relies on obvious signage, but even Google Maps got me to the trailhead. Traveling on 160, you turn north (right if coming from the east, left if driving west) onto 166. It is a marked road, but the sign isn't obvious and it looks like you are driving into a business or someone's home. You'll just follow the winding dirt road (you'll go over some cattle guards twice) for a little less than 7 miles to reach the Sheep Creek trailhead. Plenty of room to park. You'll follow the winding trail down the mountain, and at the base, you'll reach a fairly large open area where there will be lots of stone campfire rings. Keep to the right and follow the trail maybe ~0.75 miles further to reach the springs. If you feel like the trail is splitting (sometimes, it looks like rainwash may have made a fork in the trail, although I don't think it's meant to), keep to the right. You'll see several more stone campfire rings along the way, until you reach a second smaller clearing, with a very large, hard to miss campfire ring. Head down the river bank to your left and you'll see several stone "tubs" made into the bank where the hot springs are. Clothing is optional so be ready for that. This would be a fantastic place to camp, but if you do, be prepared to pack light and not bring any heavy coolers, because I'd imagine the trek back up to the trailhead can be quite difficult for those not in shape/elderly/carrying heavy camping gear.

19  Thank Ryan K
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!! Was a nice walk with family and the views were stunning! I will definitely be back!

1  Thank Melissa H
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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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