Archuleta County, Colorado

Hike to the Piedra River Hot Springs

3 Miles Total - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by The Outbound Collective

Soak in natural hot springs, tucked away in the San Juan National Forest.

This free use, natural hot spring on the Piedra River has several 100 degree pools. The springs are accessible via a 3 mile roundtrip hike, often with wildlife sightings along the way.

Photo Credit: Granger Meador

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Chillin
Swimming
Hiking
Forest
Hot Springs
River
Romantic
Scenic

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water low

explored this in late august when the river was so low. had to lay down in the pools to feel submerged.only person on the trail that day with a few monsoon showers for a weather break.

What Goes Down Must Come Up!

Great little hike down. When reaching bottom stay right to make it to the falls. You will see a three tiered fire pit and directly down to the river there are several natural hot springs! Please be kool and pack out your trash. This little treasure deserves some respect! Enjoy

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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