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Piedra River Hot Springs

In National Forest, Hike in, Pagosa Springs, CO
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A great adventure!

One of the best hot springs I've been to! My girlfriend, a couple friends, and I enjoyed the short... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2016
Meeker, Colorado
Worth the short trek

This place is kind of tricky to find if you are a person who relies on obvious signage, but even... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
Ryan K
Kansas City, Kansas
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Mineral hot springs located near Pagosa Springs.
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“the river” (7 reviews)
“hot springs” (8 reviews)
“sheep” (2 reviews)
In National Forest, Hike in, Pagosa Springs, CO
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

One of the best hot springs I've been to! My girlfriend, a couple friends, and I enjoyed the short hike to the springs and spent the afternoon relaxing in the pools. They can be a little tricky to find if your aren't aware of what...More

2  Thank DoveDeep85
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This place is kind of tricky to find if you are a person who relies on obvious signage, but even Google Maps got me to the trailhead. Traveling on 160, you turn north (right if coming from the east, left if driving west) onto 166....More

8  Thank Ryan K
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!! Was a nice walk with family and the views were stunning! I will definitely be back!

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We made this difficult hike and were unable to find the springs! We followed all of the directions, but were unsuccessful!

1  Thank Heather C
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

It's a very nice hike and lots of interesting scenery very beautiful quiet didn't see anybody else hiking the whole time we were there for two days went in and camped overnight and then came out the next day decent little hard and some places...More

Thank darrellstravel
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Wife and I went there in the fall of 2013. We saw one other hiker returning from the springs. While there we were all to ourselves. So nice to hear the river moving past us as we soaked in the hot water and basked in...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 25 July 2015

This is a SUMMERTIME adventure hike, AFTER the snow has melted, and the water level is generally lower than the areas of the hiker made pools. Begin by taking a short 6 mile trip from an un named major colorado highway, in a non disclosed...More

5  Thank sagotk
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Okay, the hike is BEAUTIFUL, but it is an @ss kicker!!! I am not sure what the elevation drop is on the way but it is enough that when you are going down, you DREAD the return trip up. Then when you are on the...More

3  Thank JimiM216
Reviewed 16 July 2015

The Piedra River Hot Springs Web site has very accurate directions. Trust them, it takes a while to get there. 6.7 mile dirt road off of 160. The First Fork 166 dirt road has a sign for Sheep Creek Trail. This is the trail head....More

4  Thank Shelli R
Reviewed 2 September 2014

These hot springs are the natural ones on the Piedra river in the National forest They are not the commercial operation in downtown Pagosa Springs on the San Juan river that is shown in the picture. If is a about a 3 mile roundtrip hike...More

10  Thank HighlandTinker
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Jennifer M
19 September 2015|
Response from Shelli R | Reviewed this property |
If the river water is high then it trickles into the hot springs. There are about five small bathtub sized pools. The hike down should be fine for your friend. The hike up might be taxing. Take the switchbacks not the... More