Hiking In Pagosa Springs
With July ending, and Pagosa getting much needed afternoon rain showers, it’s the perfect time to hit the trails and do some hiking!
Pagosa Springs is full of hiking trails, ranging from easy 1 mile hikes like the Piedra Falls trail, to more difficult 9+ mile hikes up into the High Country; such as the Little Blanco Trail, Fish Lake Trail, or the popular Pagosa Peak hike.
You can check out all the trails in Pagosa here: AllTrails.com
No matter what difficulty trails you are wanting to tackle, it is important to properly prepare for your adventure. Here are some general guidelines to insure you have an enjoyable experience:
- Pack Plenty of Food and Water – You should drink 1 liter per hour while hiking, ideally. Snacks should provide good energy, no candy!
- Carry a Flashlight and Waterproof Matches – Just in case you need to stay longer than planned
- Bring a First Aid Kit – This one is pretty self-explanatory, if you get a cut, you can cover it up!
- Leave Early – Afternoon showers are very common up in the mountains and you don’t want to be stuck in a lighting storm!
- Stay On Trail – Preserve the land and views for future generations to enjoy!
- Let Someone Know Your Trip Itinerary – If you become lost or injured and don’t contact them, they’ll know to send help.
- Pace Yourself – You don’t want to be worn out halfway up the trail, take your time hiking and enjoy the southern Colorado scenery.
- Enjoy Nature! – Put your phone down and take in the landscapes of this beautiful area!
With all the trails here in Pagosa, there is no reason not to get out and explore!