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Great hike with a gradual incline. Wildflower switchback corridor takes you half way, then you have great views on your way to the peak. Will definitely be a regular summer hike.

Pretty cool trail that offers some great views of cliffs and peaks above Pagosa Springs. There's a few hills that will get you winded if you don't stop. The road to the trailhead takes you about 30 minutes north of downtown up a well maintained county road.

Nice moderate hike to a great view at the peak! We started at sunrise, summited and got back down in under 2 hours. You will gain most of the elevation through the woods with switch backs in the first mile, then the trail is less steep and you will be rewarded with views. My favorite part was walking along the ridge with a great view to the north. Plenty of wildlife, we saw deer, marmots, squirrels, and tons of wildflowers. Right off the highway too!

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3 days ago

Very nice hike. There are flat, open areas. But also, some inclines/descents that got my heartrate going! A lot of horseflies when we went. Weren't really able to sit and enjoy an area or a picnic because of the flies. We did almost 6 miles round trip, and never got near the falls. But still a very lovely, enjoyable hike.

Great trail with some very beautiful views and a couple of small waterfalls you can see from a distance. Only reason it's not a 5 star is all of the dead trees. The beetles really did a number on the area. Still worth the 6 miles in we hiked though!

Bring lots of water. I drank almost 3L. We started later than I would have liked but we drove for several hours to get there. The falls at the end are worth it.

Easy trail. Spray from falls feels good when you get to the top. Lots of people out here when we stopped.

7 days ago

Pretty easy trek up to a beautiful waterfall. Opportunities to get off the beaten path if that's your thing. Once you make it to the top be sure to cross the creek and come back down the mountain using the primitive trails. Really fun family adventure.

Amazing hike. Not much wind before the early afternoon rain. We got a little wet on the decent, but hardly even noticed. Great views'

This was a great trail! Not too hard, easy for our 6 YO.

This was a great trail! Not too hard, easy for our 6 YO.

Great trail along the beautiful river and especially good for families.

10 days ago

Great short hike to a beautiful fall! It's a drive from town, but the good thing is there's plenty to see on the way and beyond !!