Piedra River Trail

EASY 28 reviews
#5 of 70 trails in

Piedra River Trail is a 7.9 mile moderately 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 May until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

7.9 miles
948 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly


fly fishing


nature trips

rock climbing

trail running


horseback riding



wild flowers

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22 days ago

Beautiful hike

24 days ago

Beautiful, scenic trail. Lots of flowers in the box canyon. We stopped to eat a late lunch at around Mile 4 on a ledge overlooking the river. Unfortunately we started later in the day so we didn't get to complete the 7 miles. We turned back after eating lunch.

There is some uphill involved but the hike is gorgeous. We didn't even realize we had walked 8 miles until after getting back to the car!

At the trailhead, there are technically two different trails. Stay to the left for this one; the one that heads to the right is for the ice fissures/cave (also a beautiful hike).

27 days ago

Very scenic trail - great for an overnight shakedown hike

28 days ago

This is one of my favorite places in Pagosa. It's usually quiet in the afternoon and the box canyon is gorgeous, especially in Spring when the little waterfall is running.

Super super easy and relaxing.

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3 months ago

Beautiful early spring hike, a bit challenging due to icey spots but views and beauty that make it worth it!

8 months ago

9 months ago

I would definitely recommend this for beginners. My friend and I backpacked 2.5 miles in and set up camp next to the river. There was a loose herd of cows hanging around (cows=cow patties=stinky). The wild raspberries are abundant and tasty! Highly trafficked trail. We had a blast!

rock climbing
11 months ago

Go during every season and experience a different trail. The winter is the best. The Waterfall is amazing and if you go at the right time. You'll find the waterfall to be around 20'-30' in diameter and an amazing blue/green. The climbing is excellent. Don't TR through the chains or locals will do something about it.

Monday, December 07, 2015

This was my husband and mines first trail in Pagosa since we moved here a few months ago. Hiking in December you'd expect lots of snow pack and ice. Unfortunately it's been unseasonally warm so a good portion of the trail was thick mud. Other than that the trail was pretty easy and very pretty. This is a good trail for beginners or those that would prefer a simple hike to enjoy a beautiful view.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Beautiful! Lovely views! We hiked with 13 fun loving gals and had a blast.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015