Explore the most popular Snowshoeing 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.

snow shoes or cross country skis are required in winter. walking is not allowed. very easy access off main road 10 minutes from Pagosa.

I highly recommend this trail for hiking. We take our German shepherd , Juno out and both of us enjoy the trail, nature and the amazing quietness of the forest. We have been hiking while snow is on the ground but the trails are well groomed.

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.

Pretty trail for seeing mountains. It’s well maintained and fairly flat for most of it - perfect for an easy afternoon.

hiking
5 months ago

Great little hike. Well marked. Saw horseback riders and a group with a couple dogs. Beautiful views of the mountains!

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

Enjoyable trail , pretty views. Took us about an hour and a half.

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!

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

wonderful hike, not hard trail, some of it is rocky but it is well used and maintained. this trail will offer you a lot of nature and from some vantage points you can get a good view of the valleys below!

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

walking
7 months ago

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

Nice view of mountains. Lots of meadows and some forests. Mostly in the sun. We

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.

nature trips
7 months ago

Easy trail but slightly steep. The falls were a little dry due to the season. Nice little stop on our way into Pagosa Springs.
Noticed Many kids were able to make it up.

Over 7 miles to first camp site.
Springs not marked

Great, short trail with steep sections. Reward is a dip in the pool under the falls to cool off. 6 year old made it no problems, just got to hold their hand on the steep parts

Great little hike to get warmed up for longer harder hikes in the area

Nice little hike. Easy to get to, no off-roading, just park off the road and you are right at the trail head. Pretty meadows, and nice Mountain View’s. We saw eight deer and one coyote. 18 minute drive to downtown pagosa for lunch afterwards. Trail is well marked and easy to follow.

hiking
7 months ago

This was our family's 1st hike, and it was a good test. It was cloudy and rained a bit to keep the heat down. Wete not in good shape, but we made it up the few climbs and enjoyed the views.

hiking
7 months ago

Stopped here on our way into Pagosa Springs with my wife and kids (ages 18,16,13). Despite my wife being in flip-flops, and there being a light sun-shower, the trails weren't muddy and we/she didn't have any issues on the "main trail". A very simple introduction to hiking for us culminating in a beautiful waterfall. Planning to wear better hiking shoes as we hit other longer area trails over the next few days.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice, easy, loop trail. Mostly flat, but winds up and down a couple small rises. Big open meadows, mature Ponderosa's, Gambel oak. Saw a few deer. Looks like earlier in the year there are probably a lot of wild flowers.

backpacking
7 months ago

Beautiful flat trail! Great for young hikers and novices. Took us 2 hours with 4 adults and 3 little ones (8, 7, & 6 years old) stopping a lot along the way. Great views of mountains and mule deer. Not a lot of shade, so I would recommend morning or night hike. Would give 5 stars if there was more shade. Shared the trail with 4 other groups and 2 individuals. Will do this again in the evening next summer when I return to the area.

Get there early

Easy trail to hike. Easily accessible from the road and great parking. Beautiful scenery!

Pretty and fun for kids. We did the loop starting on the steep “primitive trail” to the right and my 4-year-old niece had no problem. The waterfall is weak right now, but the views from the top are still stunning.

Saw lots of mule deer and a bear with two cubs. Open trail and not real woody but some great views.

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