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Recommended Routes in Ouray - 5

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Favorite Wildflowers blanket the mountainside.
Intermediate/Difficult

Bridge of Heaven via the "New" Horsethief Trail

8.1 mi 13.1 km 2,856' Up 870.55 m Up 2,856' Down 870.42 m Down

Ouray, CO
Favorite The foliage grows thick in the heat of summer.
Intermediate/Difficult

Sutton Mine Trail to the Neosho Mine

4.2 mi 6.7 km 1,124' Up 342.62 m Up 1,123' Down 342.44 m Down

Ouray, CO
Favorite The view is expansive looking down on Ouray from the machine shop of the Chief Ouray Mine.
Intermediate/Difficult

Cascade Falls and the Chief Ouray Mine

5.2 mi 8.3 km 2,204' Up 671.74 m Up 2,204' Down 671.82 m Down

Ouray, CO
Favorite When a day doesn't turn out quite as planned, you find sometimes the best things are not what you came for.
Difficult

Weehawken Trail #206 to Alpine Mine and Overlook

5.2 mi 8.4 km 2,182' Up 665.05 m Up 2,181' Down 664.87 m Down

Ouray, CO
Favorite From Perimeter Trail, overlooking Ouray.
Difficult

Oak Creek Overlook

6.1 mi 9.8 km 2,545' Up 775.86 m Up 2,544' Down 775.52 m Down

Ouray, CO

Ouray Hiking

  • 98 Miles 158 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 10 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 12 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Ouray - 19

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4.8 mi 7.8 km #1Perimeter Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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4.3 mi 6.9 km #2Bear Creek National Recreation Trail #241
Intermediate/Difficult
Ouray, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
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0.3 mi 0.5 km #3Luka Connector Trail
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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2.3 mi 3.6 km #4Upper Cascade Falls Trail #213
Difficult
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Difficult
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3.6 mi 5.9 km #5Weehawken Trail #206
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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0.7 mi 1.1 km #6Old Twin Peaks Trail
Very Difficult
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Very Difficult
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0.1 mi 0.2 km #7Falls Trail
Easy/Intermediate
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Easy/Intermediate
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12.3 mi 19.8 km #8Horsethief Trail
Difficult
Ouray, CO
Difficult
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2.1 mi 3.3 km #9New Twin Peaks Trail
Very Difficult
Ouray, CO
Very Difficult
Ouray, CO
2.6 mi 4.2 km #10Portland Trail #238
Intermediate
Ouray, CO
Intermediate
Ouray, CO

Photos of Ouray - 60

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Wildflowers blanket the mountainside.
May 12, 2017 near Ouray, CO
The trail draws back into another heavily wooded patch.
May 12, 2017 near Ouray, CO
Great edge-clinging trail!
Feb 1, 2021 near Ouray, CO
View of Ouray from the trail.
Aug 27, 2020 near Ouray, CO
View from top of the switchbacks.
Aug 27, 2020 near Ouray, CO
Crossing a gully after rain.
Aug 27, 2020 near Ouray, CO
Definitely exposure on the climb up.
Aug 27, 2020 near Ouray, CO
Ouray and the Amphitheater shine after a dusting of snow.
May 12, 2017 near Ouray, CO