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Piedra Ice Fissures Trail

EASY 29 reviews
#23 of 107 trails in

Piedra Ice Fissures Trail is a 1.9 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
387 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

snow

hiking
4 days ago

A nice trail in a beautiful forest, but I wouldn't recommend going in the winter without snow shoes. The top of the trail was hard to define and we couldn't get to the top. Still worth a shot if you're prepared for the challenge!

hiking
3 months ago

Very short trail but definitely an upwards hike. Once you get to the end the view is outstanding! You can even hear the rushing river below. Very good meditation spot. ♡

6 months ago

make sure you bear right to see the views

hiking
7 months ago

Lovely, easy trail with little elevation gain. Incredible views from the top.

7 months ago

Great view from the top and fissures are fascinating

8 months ago

Fabulous views at the top. Nice and shaded for most of it. The fissures are very cool.

surfing
8 months ago

Super easy hike but really worth the trip. I went pretty deep in the fissures and it was a really unique experience. The cliffs at the top are absolutely stunning too. Here's a glimpse of the experience if you want to check it out before you go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_JnI6TQUHI&feature=youtu.be

8 months ago

Easy little hike and the fissures are really neat! Fun for all ages and abilities!

hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

This was a fun easy trail. I took all four kids with me, we caved, crawled in the ice fissures and hiked to the end. The overlook was gorgeous and the kids loved it. Well worth it!!

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Beautiful overlook as well as the amazing ice fissures along the way for a pretty easy trail. 100% worth it

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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.

hiking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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!

hiking
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hiking
Saturday, December 02, 2017

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