Cascade and Portland Loop Trail is a 5.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ouray, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Ouray: Take Hwy 550 one mile south to the Amphitheatre campground turnoff. Follow the paved road into the campground. Keep left until you reach the trailhead.
At first this trail was hard to to figure out which one was it as in the begain ing several met up at the start and the trails are not labeled. After getting on the right one, it take you through nature with loads of trees and wildlife. Saw several deer and some great overlooks. This is a good trail to get you warmed up to the longer trails you can take.