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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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  • We hiked up to the frozen falls after enjoying the Hot Springs. Pagoda Springs is such an amazing area! In less than a half hour from the Springs, we were on the trail. Other than the trail being a bi...  more »
  • There are two trails to the waterfall, one is a paved walkway and one is a natural trail. Worth the short hike to see treasure falls.  more »
  • If you have never seen a frozen waterfall up close, you can't even imagine how beautiful it is. We took the park path (not the primitive one) to the falls. It was easy but slippery in place the day we...  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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