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

walking
6 days ago

Very east to walk and very beautiful!

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!

I gave this one star due to The fact that the hiking trail has been closed off 5 miles before you hit the trail head. So we started at the parking area where they give snowmobile tours. We could not drive us to the tell trailhead because it was blocked off because it was snowed in.

hiking
2 months ago

Great short hike. Mountain views and a great waterfall.
You can cool off at the base of the falls.

We were able to visit the falls Easter morning. Someone had placed plastic eggs along the trail which made it extra special for the kids.

hiking
3 months ago

Trail was an extremely easy hike with amazing views. We hiked this trail in early December and the water fall was still flowing great! The hike is quite a ways from Pagosa Springs but well worth the drive. If you are going in the winter do not drive a car there. Make sure you have a SUV or truck with 4X4. The last 8 miles to the trail is narrow and not travel much. However, do not let this deter you, if you have a 4X4 the road is manageable. Last note, make sure google takes you to the right road it did not take us to the right road first. You want to take the road that ends on 637. Great hike must do!

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. ♡

This is an easy, paved trail that could probably be used with a wheelchair. The city has built another bridge over the San Juan River and extended the trail into a loop that includes some "nature trail" points as it travels along the river and through the adjacent wetlands. Today I say mule deer and ducks as I walked the loop with my dog. Very pleasant walk!

Loved this trail! It’s uphill for 3/4 of the way, but the lake at the end was worth it. We hiked during a light rain - trail was slippery with mud as a result, but manageable.

A hike with everything you could ask for. Flat open areas to rocky narrow inclines. took my wife and I about 3 1/2 hrs with frequent small breaks and 20 min at the falls. Amazing views throughout and very cool end at the towering falls. The last 30 min to the falls is the toughest. Hike back is much easier than the hike in. highly recommend

5 months ago

Great little hike with plenty of Aspen and Pine views.

Had a great hike! Some steep parts, over all it was easy. Watch the weather, as we left there was hail, no problem for us, but some people were hiking in t-shirts and sneakers.

Short hike but moderately challenging if you take the rout on the right. Easy to access and great for a quick nature fix.

hiking
5 months ago

Absolutely beautiful hike. The end makes the long drive worth it. We'll marked and easy to find.

Short hike, beautiful falls.

5 months ago

Loved it.

Short easy hike to falls. Nice to have two trail options- main or primitive. Primitive trail is steeper and rockier. Falls were pretty but more of a trickle this time of year. On the flip side, aspen were turning!

Short, easy, steep hike to a beautiful lake and mountain view

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.

You can get right under the falls which is really neat. Great views on your drive up to the trail. Lots of ups and downs and pretty rocky. This time of year there was not allot of water coming off the falls.

Great hike with the family! My 3 yr old ran the entire way up and Gma & Gpa were not far behind. Even though it’s short, I’m glad we brought hiking poles for uneven ground and some steeper/slippery areas

Hiked up to the misty overlook. It was difficult for me as I have a bad knee and am out of shape. But what an amazing hike, beautiful views and the magnificent feeling when we made it to the top. Will do it again

Great easy trail!

on Opal Lake Trail

hiking
6 months ago

Loved this easy hike through majestic aspen groves! The lake (pond) is beautiful!

Fun trail. It took me 3 hours including a 20 min break at the falls. I will definitely be back during run off season.

Noce short hike uphill with switchbacks to a BEAUTIFUL falls and small grotto like pool

make sure you bear right to see the views

walking
7 months ago

Somewhat steep but short trail. Very pretty falls. Busy with people.

camping
7 months ago

It was a great hike. Trail was clear in the way in, but wind knocked down some trees and the trail was obstructed on the way back. Camp close to the hot springs so the walk back wet is short. Amazing views! The only wildlife we saw was snakes. The hot spring on the other side of the river is the warmest.

I only give it 2 stars because I wad by able to access this. There is about an 11 mile dirt road with tons of bumpy ridges to get there. You don't need clearance, but if you have an old car you may have to take it slow. My car was shaking so badly from the ridges in the road I had to turn around because it was going to take 40-60 minutes getting there...going 10 mph.

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