Piedra River Trail #596 - Pagosa Springs, CO
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Piedra River Trail #596
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Piedra River Trail #596 begins a steady climb through ponderosa pines, and as you proceed upstream the canyon narrows and there are Douglas firs in sight. Farther up, Colorado blue spruce is in evidence. The trail ends in the vicinity of the Sand Creek and Skunk Creek Trailheads, but neither is marked well, and the trails themselves are indistinct.
The alpine meadows are full of blooming wildflowers in late July and in August. This area provides excellent views and photographic possibilities. Water can be found off the trail in most of the tributaries, but due to Giardia it should be filtered.


Facilities: There are no facilities available along Piedra River Trail #596. Bridge Campground is two miles away.

Best Time To Visit: Piedra River Trail #596 is open all year, it's peak times are Summer through fall.

Fees: A parking fee may be charged.

Accessibility: This area is not handicap accessible.

Rules: Unknown

Directions: To get to Piedra River Trail #596 from Pagosa Springs: head west on Colorado Highway #160 until you reach Forest Road #622 (First Fork Road). Follow the gravel road an additional 12 miles to where it crosses the Piedra River. The trail begins on the north side of the river, to the right.

Map: Click here for a map to Piedra River Trail #596

Reservations: Reservations are not required to hike Piedra River Trail #596.

 
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San Juan National Forest-Columbine Ranger District
367 South Pearl St.
P.O. Box 439
Bayfield, Colorado 81122
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