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Treasure Falls, Pagosa Springs

Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
Treasure Falls is a waterfall located off U.S. Highway 160 about northeast of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. The falls are named after a local legend of a treasure of gold on the mountain the falls plunges from. There is a trailhead on the highway. The falls are somewhat visible from the parking lot, and a short and moderately steep hike of about 15 minutes and of elevation gain will bring hikers to the base of the falls, where there is a foot bridge for viewing. A switchback trail will take hikers closer to the plunge base, called the "Misty Deck" where hikers can view and feel the spray of the falls.Images
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  • Easy hike to the top with spectacular views. The maintained trail is good but if you want more of a challenge, try the primitive trail. 
  • Great quick hike up to a beautiful falls. Took an elderly couple with us up the trail. They are able bodied but the first part of the trail they got a bit winded. Sat down to catch their breath and pr...  read more »
  • The trail to get to this pretty waterfall was very easy and pleasant,full of magical trees, wild flowers and great view to the top for great pictures of the Waterfall!! Loved it!! 
  • This was a great short hike, we took our young daughters (ages 4 & 7 at the time). It wasn't too difficult for them even with a lot of snow being present on the trail yet. The view of the falls is amazing and really cool to see this early in the year. Highly recommend hiking this with the family even if you're just driving through.
  • A very easy hike to a very impressive waterfall. This is both a great short hike in spring/summer, and in winter when tons of ice has formed around the waterfall. For anybody traveling along 160 over Wolf Creek Pass, this is well worth a quick stop.
  • A beautiful little stop on our way through, very worth the detour! The climb up is a bit tough if you haven't acclimated to the altitude but very worth it.
  • We stumbled onto this place by accident. We decided to check out the trails, and it was so worth it. It's a nice hike up through the woods...takes some effort, but not too taxing. Great for kids (ours are 7 and 8). The falls are beautiful. There are several places to see the falls and take pictures.
  • Absolutely AMAZING!! Good view of the waterfall from the road. The short hike up is a must. Even better view from the top.
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