Piedra Ice Fissures Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pagosa Springs, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from April until October.
Easy, pretty. River cuts thru the fissures
This trail is not marked at the trailhead but if you take the right fork at the wye (there is a trail marker for the Piedra River Trail) you'll go up into the forest. At jus less than one mile, you come to the ice fissures which are interesting but if you hike to the trail's end at 1.6 miles, you have awesome views of the river valley below. Sit awhile and enjoy. Not a difficult trail and not too long so do some more hiking on the lower Piedra River Trail for more miles and great scenery.
This hike was beautiful. The hike to the top was fairly easy. We have been coming to this area for years but have never done this hike. Some of the trails in the area were closed due to fire, so we decided to give it a try. The view at the top was real nice.
Nice trail - beautiful vista of the next valley from the top. Seems to be popular for horseback riding - watch where you step!