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Best trails in Uncompahgre Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado? AllTrails has 21 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 11 hard trails in Uncompahgre Wilderness ranging from 4.8 to 17.5 miles and from 8,848 to 14,317 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Ouray Perimeter Trail
Uncompahgre Wilderness
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 17 m
Please note: it has been reported this trail has been expanded to include the Ice Park Loop. Rings the town of Ouray. It is relatively easy, but has some areas that could be considered challenging foShow more
#2 - Uncompahgre Peak via Nellie Creek Road
Uncompahgre Wilderness
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 5 h 1 m
Users have reported that the road leading to the trailhead is very rough and steep. 4WD is required.Show more
#3 - Wetterhorn Peak via Ridge Stock Driveway Trail
Uncompahgre Wilderness
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 4 h 48 m
Hike/climb to the summit of Wetterhorn Peak. Includes Grade 3 exposed climbing to the summit. Typical wonderful summit views.Show more
#4 - Cornet Creek Falls Hike
Uncompahgre Wilderness
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 27 m
This is another 'out-n-back' hike & the trailhead is right next to downtown.  It is a short, but steep hike, probably only 1/2 mile each way once you get to the trailhead.  The waterfall is nestled amShow more
#5 - Wetterhorn Peak and Uncompaghre Peak
Uncompahgre Wilderness
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Length: 17.5 mi • Est. 11 h 23 m
Wetterhorn Peak and Uncompaghre Peak is a 17.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake City, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very expeShow more
#6 - Uncompahgre Peak via Ridgestock Driveway Trail
Uncompahgre Wilderness
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Length: 14.5 mi • Est. 8 h 57 m
Uncompahgre Peak via Ridgestock Driveway Trail is a 14.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake City, Colorado that offers scenic views and is only recommended for very experiShow more
#7 - Wetterhorn Basin via West Fork Trail
Uncompahgre Wilderness
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 52 m
Wetterhorn Basin via West Fork Trail is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake City, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbShow more
#8 - Crystal Lake Trail
Uncompahgre Wilderness
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 5 h 45 m
Crystal Lake Trail is a 9.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lake City, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options anShow more
#9 - Uncompahgre and Matterhorn Peaks
Uncompahgre Wilderness
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Length: 16.1 mi • Est. 10 h 23 m
Uncompahgre and Matterhorn Peaks is a 16.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake City, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienShow more
#10 - Poughkeepsie Gulch OHV Trail
Uncompahgre Wilderness
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Length: 6.4 mi
One of the most difficult trails in the area, still amazing views & great fun! Scenic, remote valley offers variety of challenges for hard-core enthusiast. Snow is usually not plowed, so trail opens Show more
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