PAGOSA RANGER DISTRICT OFFERS UPCOMING GUIDED HIKES
The Pagosa Ranger District will be offering a upcoming hike in and around the San Juan National Forest.
Native Medicinal Plants of the Piedra River Trail
Tuesday, July 18, 10:00 am-12:30 pm
A great diversity of medicinal and edible plants grow right alongside one of our area’s most popular
hiking trails.Come learn about them! This walk is an exciting introduction to the region’s botany, for
visitors and residents alike. Be prepared for a 2 mile roundtrip walk on a rocky trail with some
Directions: Meet at the Piedra River Trailhead. From Highway 160, go north on Piedra Road (CR
600) for a little over 15 miles. The trailhead is on the left a few hundred yards beyond the crossing
of the Piedra River.
Bird walk: ‘Birding with Ben’ at Spiler Canyon
Tuesday, July 18, 7:30 -10:30 am
The Pagosa Ranger District will be partnering with the Weminuche Audubon Society this summer for its 3rd year to offer the public a series of birding walks in and around the San Juan National Forest. No need to sign up, just show up. See, hear, and learn about the birds found in Southwest Colorado, led by Ben Bailey from the Weminuche Audubon Society. Bring your binoculars, water and wear layers. This is a free event open to all ages, birding abilities, and families.
Directions: Meet at the Spiler Canyon turn out, 12 miles south of Hwy 160, on Hwy 84 (turnout on the left).
For additional information, please contact the Pagosa Ranger District at 264-2268 or stop by the office at 180 Pagosa St. Hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.