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Recommended Routes in Ouray - 8

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Favorite Hikers descending the gully, not far from the summit. The 13,500 ft saddle can be seen in the distance.
Difficult

Mt. Sneffels

5.0 mi 8.0 km 2,431' Up 741.11 m Up 2,430' Down 740.72 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 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
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 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

Ouray Hiking

  • 117 Miles 189 Kilometers of Trail
  • 8 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 10 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 16 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Ouray - 20

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4.3 mi 6.9 km #1Bear Creek National Recreation Trail #241
Intermediate/Difficult
Ouray, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
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4.8 mi 7.8 km #2Perimeter Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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0.7 mi 1.1 km #3Old Twin Peaks Trail
Very Difficult
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Very Difficult
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2.1 mi 3.3 km #4New Twin Peaks Trail
Very Difficult
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Very Difficult
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2.3 mi 3.6 km #5Upper Cascade Falls Trail #213
Difficult
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Difficult
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3.6 mi 5.9 km #6Weehawken Trail #206
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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1.2 mi 1.9 km #7Alpine Mine Trail #206.1A
Difficult
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Difficult
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12.3 mi 19.8 km #8Horsethief Trail
Difficult
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Difficult
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0.1 mi 0.2 km #9Falls Trail
Easy/Intermediate
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Easy/Intermediate
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2.6 mi 4.2 km #10Portland Trail #238
Intermediate
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Intermediate
Ouray, CO

Photos of Ouray - 62

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