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To see articles about what I did, the Pagosa Springs Hot Springs, best places to get coffee, or grab a beer click those links.
Treasure Falls is located about 15 miles northeast of Pagosa Springs off U.S. Highway 160.
The falls are somewhat visible from the parking lot, and it is a short and moderately steep hike of about 300 feet with 91 m of elevation gain. You’ll come up to a foot bridge for viewing or you can go even closer to the base.
There are two trail options with one being simple and easy while the other is a “primitive” trail which has more hills but was pretty easy to hike.
Treasure Falls Trail is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Pagosa Springs, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and snowshoeing and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Opal Lake is a 2.3 mile out and back hike. A portion of the trail has a slight incline before you stumble upon groves of Aspen trees. You then come to an open meadow which leads you right to the lake.
Lobo Overlook Continental Divide
The continental divide is a 3,100 Mile trail that stretches from South America to Alaska in North America. It is one of the most significant trail systems in the world because it separates the watersheds that drains into the Pacific Ocean from those river systems that drain into the Atlantic Ocean.
From the Wolf Creek Pass rest stop on US 160 you can either go north on the continental divide and take a 5 mile hike to the lookout or drive to the top and pick it up from that point.
If you go souther from the rest stop you hike into Wolf Creek Pass which is a ski resort and leads you to Alberta’s Peak
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I did all of these hikes and thought they were great. They were all relatively easy and only had minimal inclines and if you didn't want to do any of that the Lobo Overlook still provides a great options for breathtaking views in a much easier way!
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