Piedra Falls

Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81157

Piedra Falls

Piedra Falls Professional Review and Guide

"The East Fork of the Piedra River pours from an unnamed lake at 11,000 feet in the San Juan Mountains, and travels southwest for 11 miles, to the Piedra River. At Piedra Falls, it surges through a narrow cleft, plunges over volcanic rock, and explodes in a thundering mist.

Of all the trailheads in this book, Piedra Falls Trailhead is the most difficult to find, but the hike itself is short, and the waterfall is spectacular. Piedra Falls Trail (#671) begins
on a gravel road at the edge of the parking area, and follows the river upstream. The trail veers left, travels through the forest, and then curves right to meet up with the river again. You’ll traverse a steep slope on a narrow path and enter a canyon filled with volcanic rock."

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Trail Information

Pagosa Springs
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
1
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Year-round
Season
8,260 feet
Trailhead Elevation
8,340 feet
Top Elevation
Camping
Additional Use
Waterfalls
Features
San Juan National Forest, (970) 247-4874, www.fs.usda.gov/sanjuan; Pagosa Ranger District, (970) 264-2268
Local Contacts
DeLorme Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 78 E1; USGS Colorado Quad Map: Pagosa Peak
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Aug 2018