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Pagosa Peak is a 11.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pagosa Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Length 11.1 mi Elevation gain 3,930 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Views Wild flowers
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As of July 2020 the route has been updated to include the dirt road leading up to the Pagosa Peak trailhead because many hikers have reported that it is very difficult to drive on it without a 4WD. You can choose to hike the entire route or attempt to drive to the end of the dirt road and only hike the summit.

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aaron maggard
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Hiking

Great hike! Parked on side of CR634 like others. Hiked on a Wednesday (10/21) and did not see a single person or animal the entire time. Hit the trail at 7a and back to the car at about noon. The last mile was obviously very steep with loose ground making for some tense moments. Will definitely do this again next time I’m back in the area.

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Darrell Crabdree
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Hiking

We took atvs to the trailhead.

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Patrick McPeek
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Hiking

steep trail, fun exposure, great adventure

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Tom Drape
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HikingBlowdownRockyScramble

There were so many downed trees I counted them on the way down. I know others have mentioned the trees but to give you the correct perspective there were over 100 trees to climb over within one mile of the trail. There were 150 total downed trees on the trail. This trail is "difficult". There are no switchbacks. You are climbing straight up the side of the mountain. Sometimes on your hands scrambling because you can't get good footing if you are standing upright. Coming down is no joke. Lots of loose rocks. There is one section where your butt is your best friend so get on it and slide :-). The distance due to the inability to get your vehicle to the trail head adds to your exhaustion so be prepared for an 11 + mile hike with very difficult terrain and grade once you get to the actual trail head.

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John Hurt
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Hiking

We took a sedan and parked on 634, from there to the trailhead is almost 4 miles. The first mile after the trailhead is wooded with many downed trees and decent shade. The second mile is very rocky and steep, the trip down is a little tough because of loose rock/dirt. Total round trip was close to 12 miles. There were some views on the road to the trailhead, but I would've loved an ATV to save some time and stamina for the more difficult/rewarding part.

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Andrew Ostapko
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Hiking

Great views, easy to stay on trail, lots and lots and lots of downed trees to climb over. Both the false peak and the true peak are breathtaking.

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Dale Bullough
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Blake Herrmann
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Hiking

This is the hardest hike in the world....

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Chase Ketchum
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Backpacking

Steep and super rocket about a mile in.

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Neal Gilbreath
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HikingOver grownScramble

Parked on 634 where it turns off to a much rougher road. Not bad going up to the trailhead from there. Other than a few spots with several downed trees blocking the trail it’s a fantastic and beautiful trail and easy to navigate. Round trip was 11.6 miles.

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Vinicio Carranza
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HikingMuddyOver grownRocky

Did this hike with friends at 2 in the morning to reach the peak and watch the sunrise. One of the best decisions we’ve made! It took us 2 hours and 47 minutes to reach the top with taking numerous breaks. Highly recommend.

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Michael Bremer
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HikingRockyScrambleWashed out

Hiked the trail on 07/09/20. The trail is beautiful and well kept, but it it’s NOT easy to get to. A fully equipped 4x4 with lots of clearance is required to make it up the road to the trail head, unless you want to walk a few miles before the trail actually starts. The trail itself is by no means moderate - definitely hard. The elevation and elevation gain are no joke. There are a couple of false summits as well. Views from the top are stunning!

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Ashley Hale
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Hiking

Epic journey. Pack a lunch and take your time.

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Dwanette Moore
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Horseback riding

I took the 4WD forest road to the Pagosa Peak trail head. Didn’t quite get to the trail head. i only recorded the ride back down the mountain so the mileage is one way. It was a beautiful ride through Aspen Forests with an occasional view. The last couple miles of road are very rocky but not unsafe for horseback.

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Bryan Weitzel
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HikingBlowdownRockyWashed out

We biked/hiked Pagosa Peak yesterday, 9/13/19. Drove in 1.6 mi from FSR 634 in a full-size Chevy Silverado and parked. Road is bad from 634 to 0.8 miles in, then the worst section is to the turn at 1.6 miles, beyond there to the trailhead it is still very rocky but not as bad. We rode/pushed mountain bikes up the rest of the 2.4 miles to the TH. I would NOT call the trail 'moderate', it is steep about 80% of the time, plus there are at least 100 downed trees on the trail. You're gaining 1,670 feet per mile. Got to the top in just over 2 hours, with a beautiful view and great weather. Took about 1:45 to hike back down to TH. On bikes it only took about 24 minutes to ride back to truck, averaging about 6.2 MPH, probably faster than it would have been to drive down 2.4 miles.

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Ed Simpson
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Hiking

beautiful weather snow free trail all told always a great hike

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Daily Valdez
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josh vaughn
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HikingBlowdownBugsSnow

what that guy said

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