Explore the most popular trails near Nutria with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
10 days ago

The trail is public as it is on USFS land. Only the trailhead @ gate 5 is marked for residents only. Respect that and park at the public parking lot/trailhead off N. Pagosa Blvd. as shown on the All Trails map.
If parking is full there there are several other USFS gates that are on public land but all require street parking which is usually not a problem as long as you're not blocking the road.
This map shows a MTB/road biking loop but for hikers/snowshoers better loops can be made from 312, 311, 315, 305 trails. Nice scenery and rarely used in winter. But bring a map/compass/GPS as some of the trails are hard to follow when snow covered.

Its a beautiful trail. A few steep inclines but all and all good hike. Up and down in 3 hours with a 30 min lunch at the falls.

hiking
4 months ago

I checked this trail out today as well. The trail is probably not private - but parking and entry at "gate 5" is. http://www.plpoa.com/News/22408~404096/GATE-5-PARKING-IS-ONLY-OPEN-TO-PAGOSA-LAKES-RESIDENTS. this should probably be removed from all trails. My regards to Pagosa Lakes Residents, giving me a bad impression of the people and area.

trail running
10 months ago

Unlike the other reviewer, I did not ever see a sign that the trail was closed. The trail was relatively flat and great for trail running. The only negatives are that it isn’t particularly well marked at portions, it runs along the road, and it’s really more of a piecemeal combination of other trails. Overall, though, great for trail running or for a long but relatively easy hike.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Absolutely gorgeous trail and the end result is absolutely breathtaking!!! We had 4 kids with us 2 nine year olds and 2 fourteen year olds, they all did awesome

Sunday, July 09, 2017

This is a private trail, and there is a nasty sign at the trail head informing you that if you hike this trail, you will be in trouble.

hiking
Friday, September 23, 2016

I was expecting more from this hike and maybe the time of year had a little to do with that. The meadows were dull with color but the aspens were changing which were beautiful. It is a long hike but not extremely hard. Very quiet and no wildlife sightings throughout the trip. Water volume of the falls was good, I'd enjoy seeing it in the spring

Sunday, July 03, 2016

It's deep so be prepared rain gear ,food ,extra water, good pair of hiking boots

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