Explore the most popular Waterfall 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.

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!

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

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.

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!

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!

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

walking
6 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.

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

hiking
7 months ago

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Beautiful way to spend time with the family

backpacking
7 months ago

Get there early

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