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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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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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

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

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San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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!

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Vernon, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Beautiful scenery and an easy, relaxing drive. Don't have to have a jeep for this drive...car accessible in July.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Just beautiful, my puppies loved the long walk! It is definitely worth hiking. The trail is surrounded by mountain and the view is breath taking. This is my third time at the River Trail would highly recommend .

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Avon, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Long drive up FR 600 but was worth the effort with spectacular sights. Trail head parking was nice with a sign in sheet on entry and departure--a first for us!! We did see a mountain lion cat on our way up, beautiful creature!! Trail a long the river was easy, with great vistas and flowers and wild life to be... More 

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

This is one of those trails to meander along the river bank, enjoy the cliffs and rocks, take a picnic, lot's of water. Go as far as your comfortable. It's not steep and is well marked.

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