Treasure Falls, Colorado

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Treasure Falls
Treasure Falls, Colorado.jpg
Treasure Falls from the lower footbridge
LocationSan Juan National Forest,
Mineral County, Colorado
Coordinates37°26′35″N 106°52′26″W / 37.44306°N 106.87389°W / 37.44306; -106.87389 (Treasure Falls)Coordinates: 37°26′35″N 106°52′26″W / 37.44306°N 106.87389°W / 37.44306; -106.87389 (Treasure Falls)[1]
Total height105 feet (32 m)
Number of drops1
Longest drop105 feet (32 m)
WatercourseFall Creek

Treasure Falls is a waterfall in the San Juan Mountains, within Mineral County, Colorado. It is located in the San Juan National Forest, off U.S. Highway 160, about 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Pagosa Springs.

The falls are named after a local legend about "a treasure of gold" buried in the mountain the falls plunge from.


There is a trailhead on the highway. The falls are somewhat visible from the parking lot, and a short and moderately steep hike of about 15 minutes and 300 feet (91 m) of elevation gain will bring hikers to the base of the falls, where there is a foot bridge for viewing. A switchback trail will take hikers closer to the plunge base, called the "Misty Deck" where hikers can view and feel the spray of the falls.



  1. ^ "Treasure Falls". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-06-04.

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