Conejos River Trail

EASY 3 reviews

Conejos River Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pagosa Springs, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.3 miles
301 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly




horseback riding

nature trips


bird watching







This short trail is used to get to the Middle Fork Conejos River Trail, North Fork Conejos River Trail, and El Rito Azul Trail - all of which connect you to the Continental Divide Trail. By combining three or more of these trails with the CDT, you can make an excellent backpacking loop 20 to 30 miles long. You'll need to cross the Conejos River and its tributaries several times so you'll need a good pair of sandals. The water is freezing.

7 months ago

I only give it 2 stars because I wad by able to access this. There is about an 11 mile dirt road with tons of bumpy ridges to get there. You don't need clearance, but if you have an old car you may have to take it slow. My car was shaking so badly from the ridges in the road I had to turn around because it was going to take 40-60 minutes getting there...going 10 mph.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Used this trail to access the middle fork. I wanted to make it up to Lake Ann but wasn't able to go all the way up due to a afternoon thunder storm. Lower part of the trail is in pretty good condition although there are a few deadfalls that you have to go around. Lots of water still so the trail is muddy in places but there are a lot of neat little waterfalls. The upper trail intersects with a lot of animal paths but is still fairly easy to follow. The water fall was pretty neat. Fishing access is pretty good along the entire trail but is most accessible before you get to the three forks split.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

This short trail is mainly used to get to the Middle Fork Conejos Trail, North Fork Conejos Trail, and El Rito Azul Trail - which in turn provide access to the Continental Divide Trail - in the South San Juan Wilderness. It's very popular with fly fisherman and for good reason.

In June 2016, while the Middle and North Fork Conejos trails had too much snow and the CDT was not accessible without snow shoes, this section of the trail was perfect. There's a very excellent camp sight at the confluence of the Middle Fork Conejos and North Fork Conejos that I highly recommend!!