Piedra River Trail

Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81157

Piedra River Trail

Piedra River Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Because of water rights issues in the Piedra River watershed this area missed being declared a Wilderness Area in the 1993 Colorado Wilderness Act. Fortunately, however, because of its vast expanse of oldgrowth forest it was decided to make it a “Special Management Area”.

Consequently, the virgin forest is now protected against future logging and road building activities, and its 62,550-acre size makes it the largest such forest preserve in the state."

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Trail Information

Pagosa Springs
Nearby City
10.5
Distance
200 feet
Elevation Gain
Shuttle
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
5.75 hours
Duration
Summer through mid-fall. There is usually snow on the trail from late November through early June.
Season
San Juan National Forest
Local Contacts
Oakbrush Ridge, Bear Mountain, Devil Mountain (USGS)
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018