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Go Ice Climbing in Pagosa Springs!


When winter conditions are at their peak, ice climbing comes to Pagosa Country. Two favorite spots are Treasure Falls at the base of Wolf Creek Pass and along the Piedra River Trail north of downtown.

Conditions Permitting

Piedra River Trail (#596)

Beautiful box canyons along the Piedra River.

12 miles from trailhead to trailhead. An easy trail for all ages, just set the distance accordingly. From Piedra Road, the trail starts on the canyon rim and then descends to the river. Sheer cliffs rise on both sides for over several hundred yards. For a longer hike, a vehicle can be shuttled to the First Fork Road trail access.

Treasure Falls (#563)

A spectacular 100 foot waterfall that can be seen from the parking lot.

To the LEFT of the parking lot is a short trail that will take you to the base of the falls. Follow the trail a quarter mile to the bridge at the base of the falls. There is a more difficult trail to the right that also leads to the waterfall.  Standing in the refreshing spray on the bridge, the falls rush down the cliff toward you. In the winter, these falls create a frozen blue sculpture. Elevation gain is 325 feet.