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Piedra Picnic Ground

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General Description

The Piedra Picnic Ground is 2.5 miles south of Bridge Campground. The picnic ground has five sunny sites adjacent to the East Fork of the Piedra River. Drinking water is not available.

The Piedra River Trailhead is across the Piedra Road from the turnoff to the picnic ground. A popular day hike will take you 2.5 miles to a footbridge over the river. The 12-mile trail continues along the river canyon to a bridge at the end of First Fork Road (Forest Development Road # 622). Lucky hikers may catch a glimpse of playful river otters.

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Closed due to snow. Updated: 2005-01-10 14:03:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing Piedra River
ICON Hiking & Walking Forest Service Trail 596 and roads close by
ICON Mountain Biking Piedra Picnic Ground
ICON Viewing Scenery

Related Activities
Bridge Campground - The campground is in a mostly flat, open area along Williams Creek. Plenty of large sites offer views of the high peaks to the north.

Piedra River - The river is not navigable by open canoe and paddle rafts are not recommended. The average gradient is 53 feet per mile with swift flow and infrequent slack pools.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, 402 San Juan Street , Pagosa Springs, CO, 81147, Phone: 800-252-2204, Fax: 970-264-4625, chamber@pagosa-springs.com


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