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Treasure Falls, Pagosa Springs

Treasure Falls is a waterfall in the San Juan Mountains, within Mineral County, Colorado. It is located in the Rio Grande National Forest, off U.S. Highway 160, about northeast of Pagosa Springs.The falls are named after a local legend about "a treasure of gold" buried in the mountain the falls plunge from.AccessThere 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.
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  • A beautiful waterfall that is just a short walk from the road. It is well worth a stop if you are driving up to Wolf Creek Pass. I'm sure the parking lot can get crowded during the busy summer season.  more »
  • Fun stop and an easy enough hike for kids. Beautiful views. The paths are clear and easy to maneuver but can be steep in places. It's a beautiful sight and worth every minute.  more »
  • The main trail is short, wide and easy. You could do the loop but the second trail is steep and could be very slippery if wet. The fall is beautiful and worth the effort.  more »
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  • Lovely place for a family hike anytime of year! Great day with my boys!
  • This place is usually pretty busy and touristy but you can enjoy a gorgeous view of the falls just by getting out of your car and walking up to the rail. It had just rained so we didn't hike up the trail. But still worth the quick stop.
  • Treasure falls is absolutely beautiful. It's not the most child friendly place though. It's neat to stand close to the waterfall and feel the most. It's a fairly short hike to the falls.
  • Such a great, short little hike after a long drive. Get out and stretch your legs by hiking up about 230' to the falls viewing point, and choose to walk a little higher to feel the mist in the summertime. Beautiful view!
  • Was a short and simple, but steep hike up to the waterfall. Very beautiful area and lots of resting areas. Top of the trail was washed out pretty heavily and was dangerous. Hope they fix that soon.

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