Explore the most popular River 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
2 days ago

Very east to walk and very beautiful!

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
snow
17 days ago

Beautiful snowshoe hike. Hoping to hike it again before the snow melts and go a bit farther.

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!

Beautiful hike along the river with mountain and cliff views. Nice meadows for a picnic. We went to the bridge before turning back, it was a nice 2 hour hike.

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!

Did this trail the first part of Nov. Absolutely beautiful and a good family trail. Beware of the horse/mule trackings; while it is beautiful countryside, there is significant trail wear from the mule/horses. Still! It is worth the trek. I hiked this trail with my 66 y/o father and we loved it. Cozy enough to wear a mid layer sweater and get to it! Get outside, Colorado!

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

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.

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 easy trail!

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail for the family. Enjoyed the beautiful cliffs and picnicking by the river.

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

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.

Over 7 miles to first camp site.
Springs not marked

hiking
7 months ago

Great easy hike. Bring your swimwear so you can jump in.

Great trail for the whole family.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail for the entire family. We took our dog along and all had a wonderful time.

walking
7 months ago

We walked this a few times during our stay, exploring for snakes (that's my son's thing), fishing, and swimming in the river. Shopped at a few places in town also. Mule deer abound in the area. Wonderful memories!

Pretty easy trail, beautiful cliff hangings, mostly by the river with several spots to soak your feet. We loved it and the kids did well.

hiking
7 months ago

A beautiful trail, but going to the bridge and back was NOT shady (at least between Noon-2pm). There were brief areas of shade where the cliffs were close on both sides, but for that first 1.75 miles (if that is what it really is to the bridge), I would say 75%+ of the time is not shaded. Wiped out my newbie hiking family :), but it was quite beautiful and worth it.

hiking
7 months ago

As suggested by a previous post, we did this trail and then came back and did part of the Piedra River Trail later. This one has fantastic views and of course the beautiful waterfall. I would say that once you're at the waterfall, and even a few times on the way, it pays to have very good and "grippy" shoes. Shoes with a worn out bottom, or sandals, etc. can be very dangerous as the slopes at the waterfall are significant. Well worth it though, as long as you're careful.

Short, easy hike...I like this one so much better than Treasure Falls because you are closer to the water and the falls, lots of rocks to scramble, and just a beautiful little niche once you're back there!

Beautiful drive up Nice & cool temps even end July Lots changes scenery; creeks, finches, flowers everywhere, aspen grove, short ups & down, nice views mountains & 2 waterfalls. Four hrs w short breaks & 30 min lunch at falls

Lower parallels river Little challenging rivers rocks by water Upper trail has some uphill but beautiful views Hiked these parts 2.5 hours Lower was more crowded

Beautiful drive up Nice & cool temps even end July Lots changes scenery; creeks, finches, flowers everywhere, aspen grove, short ups & down, nice views mountains & 2 waterfalls. Four hrs w short breaks & 30 min lunch at falls

We had a group from 7-72 and everyone hiked to the bridge and back. Wonderful experience.

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