Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pagosa Springs

A quick hop over Wolf Creek Pass last week and we were into Pagosa.

I hadn't spent much time there previously and we found the town, its shops, restaurants, beautiful cabins in nature, and even its Texans all to be great.  Sure the 4:45-5:00 drive from Denver might preclude a weekend cabin here, but it was a great weekend. 

Dogs off leash in nature is tough to beat.

Before heading back, we hiked to Piedra Falls.  After a 25-mile dirt road drive north from town, quite spectacular with aspens still in color, the hike is a quick half mile out and back.  The two-tiered falls were both cold and impressive.

Why can't every weekend be like this?


brownie said...

Did you go to Riff Raff Brewing?

We hiked Opal Lake out there. Nice, easy hike for the dogs.

Justin Mock said...

No Riff Raff. Cabin owners recommended it, but we went to The View, at the west end of town in the Quality Inn. Don't like going to hotel restaurants, but it also was recommended and had some really good food, and two old cowboys on guitar in the corner.

Opal Lake was on my list to do after the falls, but the drive out to the falls took longer than expected with a lot of potholes. Our cabin was close to the turn for Opal Lake though, on route 84 out of town and then several miles back into the woods.

Andrew Armiger said...

Dude, we must have just missed crossing paths. Last Sunday went down to Durango via Salida, Saguache, Del Norte, Monte Vista, Pagosa Springs. Would like to revisit PS and check out Riff Raff. Then on Monday did the Telluride, Ouray, Silverton, Durango loop and on Tuesday came back via Creede and Lake City. Lots of hunters in the LC and Silverton areas, so no hikes there. Nice, quiet time of year down that way, right?