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hiking
12 days ago

Great short hike. Mountain views and a great waterfall.
You can cool off at the base of the falls.

We were able to visit the falls Easter morning. Someone had placed plastic eggs along the trail which made it extra special for the kids.

hiking
1 month ago

Trail was an extremely easy hike with amazing views. We hiked this trail in early December and the water fall was still flowing great! The hike is quite a ways from Pagosa Springs but well worth the drive. If you are going in the winter do not drive a car there. Make sure you have a SUV or truck with 4X4. The last 8 miles to the trail is narrow and not travel much. However, do not let this deter you, if you have a 4X4 the road is manageable. Last note, make sure google takes you to the right road it did not take us to the right road first. You want to take the road that ends on 637. Great hike must do!

Beautiful scenic view at the very end. Aspens just happened to be turning. Gorgeous! ♡

No snow on the trail yet. Today was my first visit, nice mellow trail, only saw one other person on my way out. Several pools to choose from, all of which were nice and warm. Will definitely visit again.

Beautiful hike along the river with mountain and cliff views. Nice meadows for a picnic. We went to the bridge before turning back, it was a nice 2 hour hike.

backpacking
2 months ago

A wonderful trail! Slightly longer than what AllTrails says, but worth every step. One of the best we’ve ever tackled.

Did this trail the first part of Nov. Absolutely beautiful and a good family trail. Beware of the horse/mule trackings; while it is beautiful countryside, there is significant trail wear from the mule/horses. Still! It is worth the trek. I hiked this trail with my 66 y/o father and we loved it. Cozy enough to wear a mid layer sweater and get to it! Get outside, Colorado!

Loved this trail! It’s uphill for 3/4 of the way, but the lake at the end was worth it. We hiked during a light rain - trail was slippery with mud as a result, but manageable.

A hike with everything you could ask for. Flat open areas to rocky narrow inclines. took my wife and I about 3 1/2 hrs with frequent small breaks and 20 min at the falls. Amazing views throughout and very cool end at the towering falls. The last 30 min to the falls is the toughest. Hike back is much easier than the hike in. highly recommend

3 months ago

Great little hike with plenty of Aspen and Pine views.

Had a great hike! Some steep parts, over all it was easy. Watch the weather, as we left there was hail, no problem for us, but some people were hiking in t-shirts and sneakers.

Short hike but moderately challenging if you take the rout on the right. Easy to access and great for a quick nature fix.

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely beautiful hike. The end makes the long drive worth it. We'll marked and easy to find.

Short hike, beautiful falls.

This is a fun trail, the hot springs and river are awesome! At the time we visited there were parts of the hot springs too hot for us to comfortably step into and we have enjoyed springs up to 108. The river was low when we did this, but there were still fish you could see in it! Talking to locals, they let us know the temps can vary by season.

Now - AllTrails, please update your rating of this trail to at lease moderate if not difficult. There’s about 1/3 mile that’s as steep as Hanging Lake (near Glenwood Springs) and parts of the trail were washed out which required scrambling across two very loose sections with hands and feet. Not for those that aren’t sure footed!

Amazing. I would rate hike moderate to get to the springs it’s downhill which means going back is all uphill. Excellent hike and of course the view is beautiful.

3 months ago

Loved it.

Beetle kill trees along the beginning but stunning 360 view at the end. Changing aspens were a treat.

hiking
3 months ago

The AllTrails map is not accurate! Just be aware that it is often off the actual trail by quite a bit (like a hundred meters). However, it's relatively easy to figure out where to go and to keep the trail. Follow the ridge line. I suggest that after you summit Conejos Peak that you hit the second 13er and then follow the ridge of the bowl all the way around and above Tobacco lake. Great views!!!

Short easy hike to falls. Nice to have two trail options- main or primitive. Primitive trail is steeper and rockier. Falls were pretty but more of a trickle this time of year. On the flip side, aspen were turning!

Short, easy, steep hike to a beautiful lake and mountain view

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing views for a relatively short hike. Bonus points because we didn't see another person on the trail the whole day!

Road going up to trail head is about 7 miles narrow packed dirt. The hike is worth the drive. Hike to the springs is 1 1/2 miles down. parts of it get pretty skinny with lose dirt. Manageable though. We had the pools to ourselves. We never saw anyone. So secluded and fun. The Springs were not as big or deep as we thought, but still fun.

You can get right under the falls which is really neat. Great views on your drive up to the trail. Lots of ups and downs and pretty rocky. This time of year there was not allot of water coming off the falls.

Beautiful hike with great views. Worth repeating any time. This is must do hike. Put it on your list.

Great hike with the family! My 3 yr old ran the entire way up and Gma & Gpa were not far behind. Even though it’s short, I’m glad we brought hiking poles for uneven ground and some steeper/slippery areas

Hiked up to the misty overlook. It was difficult for me as I have a bad knee and am out of shape. But what an amazing hike, beautiful views and the magnificent feeling when we made it to the top. Will do it again

Great easy trail!

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail for the family. Enjoyed the beautiful cliffs and picnicking by the river.

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