Piedra Ice Fissures Trail

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Piedra Ice Fissures Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pagosa Springs, Colorado 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 best used from April until October.

1.7 miles
426 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


21 days ago

24 days ago

A beautiful, quiet hike. It starts at the same trailhead as Piedra River; go to the right, up the hill, to start accessing this trail. Unfortunately there was no snow/ice in the fissures but the end of the trail (at the cliff) is absolutely stunning.

Also, watch your step – there is a fissure in the middle of the trail and there were also a few fallen trees along the path.

28 days ago

Great view from the cliffs. The fissures are cool but the real beauty is from the Canyon walls.

2 months ago

11 months ago

Easy, pretty. River cuts thru the fissures

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Nice trail - beautiful vista of the next valley from the top. Seems to be popular for horseback riding - watch where you step!