Treasure Falls is a magnificent 105′ waterfall just off the road. Take a short hike, and soon you will be under the falls in the mist and feel its thundering cascade. 

You can see Treasure Falls from the parking lot, yet it is much more impressive up close. Again, just a 1/4 mile on a straightforward approach or, like we did, take the primitive trail.

Be ready for the primitive trail! It is surprisingly fun yet full of steep terrain with rocks and roots. We found ourselves grabbing onto tree limbs to stay upright and keep going.

Following hikers ahead, we ended up past the turn to the bridge, which leads to the lookout. We ended up sliding downhill on a muddy slope to reach the base of the falls. There is a turn on the primitive trail (not marked) to the bridge for easier access and better for keeping the foilage safe. 

I was a muddy mess on such a short hike!


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We did, however, find the bridge, and after marveling at Treasure Falls, we headed back to the car the easy route. 


.06-mile loop

Easy if taking the Main Trail

Steep, rocky & slippery on Primitive Trail


No restroom

Nearest Town: Pagosa Springs

Ample parking/Busy area

Dogs ok on leash

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