Hiking around Pagosa Country should not be missed. Much of the stunning high country visible from the Pagosa Springs area is part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Portions of the Weminuche, Piedra and South San Juan Wilderness areas reach into Pagosa Country. Guided hikes are avilable through Step Outdoors. 

Guides / Shuttles

Step Outdoors

P.O Box 5451 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 946-5001

Wilderness Journeys - Hiking Shuttles

Wyndham Resort Activity Center Pagosa Springs Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 731-4081

Trails

Cimarrona Trail (#586)

A beautiful hike with lots of wildflowers & views of Williams Creek Reservoir.

The first two miles of trail are moderately easy wandering through conifers and aspen groves. From here many switchbacks start a steep ascent. Choose your destination - the trail continues 8 miles to the Continental Divide Trail at Squaw Pass, ascending 3,100 feet. This trail meets Hossick Creek Trail mile 6.5. 

Coal Creek Trail (#581)

Great Mountain Views.

10 miles in length from Coal Creek Trailhead at Sand Creek to the trailhead on Fawn Gulch Road, this trail crosses the shoulder of a mountain. The trail ascends 2,800 feet and the highest point is 10,800 feet. Both ascent and descent are steep and can be slick when wet. The first stream from Fawn Gulch trailhead may be impassable.

Continental Divide Trail - CDT (#813 North)

The top of the world!

The CDT trail begins behind the radio tower. You will feel as though you are truly on top of the world. You are standing on the “backbone” of the country - the dividing line for the eastern and western watersheds.

Continental Divide Trail - CDT (#813 South)

Beautiful vistas along the ridge above timberline.

Begin this trail at the summit of Wolf Creek Pass.
A well-marked trail travels south and climbs to the west of Wolf Creek Ski Area. It then leads to rocky ridges on the west side of Alberta Peak. There is no marked trail leading to the top of the peak (11,870’). Alberta Peak is 3 miles.

Fish Lake Trail (#574)

Follows a rambling creek. 

12 miles from trailhead to Continental Divide, up the north fork of Fish Creek to Fish Lake. There are several steep grades and stream crossings, the first crossing may be impassable. Highest point is 12,160 feet, ascending 3,200 feet.

Anderson Trail (#579)

Features impressive views of the eastern edge of Pagosa Peak.

This trail begins at the Fourmile Trailhead, to the left of the Fourmile Trail. The trail climbs steadily for about 4 miles to skirt the east side of Pagosa Peak (11,200’). This trail does not go to the peak. The summit of Pagosa Peak is 12,640’. At Fourmile Lake, Anderson Trail junctions with the old Fourmile Trail. The hike to Fourmile Lake is 8 miles from the trailhead one way, with the trail ascending 2,600 feet. This trail can be combined with the Fourmile Trail as a loop, recommended as an overnight trip. Please reference a forest service or topographical map for more information.

Leche Creek Trail (#576)

Trail passes through several aspen stands.

The trail is 7.7 miles from trailhead to the Navajo Peak Trail (# 577). Highest point is 10,433 feet; total ascent is 2,000 feet. This hike can be an out and back, or a vehicle can be shuttled to the Navajo Peak Trail.

Ice Cave Ridge Trail

Opal Lake Trail (#564)

Middle Fork Trail (#589)

Bruce Spruce Ranch

Come and experience the majestic mountain views and charming, rustic log cabins. Come and fish our clean ponds chock full of trout. Ride horses, hike through the beautiful San Juan mountains, or just relax on a porch swing and soak in the breath taking wonders around you.

231 West Fork Rd Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
970-264-5374

Buckles and Harris Lakes (#688)

Piedra River Trail (#596)

Piedra Trailhead Directions: Drive North on Piedra Road (CR 600/FS 631) 16-miles crossing Piedra River on a bridge and to the parking area immediately after on the west side of the road.

16 miles out Piedra Road from Hwy 160 - Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Quartz Ridge Trail (#570)

Quartz Lake via Little Blanco Trail (#571) & Quartz Lake Trail (#571)

Quartz Creek Trail (#571)

Treasure Mountain Trail (#565)

Reservoir Hill Trails

Turkey Creek Trail (#580)

V-Rock Trail (#578)

Weminuche Trail (#592)

West Fork Trail (#561)

Williams Creek Reservoir

FS 640 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
877-444-6777

Williams Creek Trail (#587)

Waterfalls

Piedra Falls Trail

Treasure Falls (#563)