Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near Ouray with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Amazing !!!! Climbing up the waterfall and enjoying the beauty!!! The kids loved it.

off road driving
4 days ago

Superb views, you’ll spend plenty of time stopped taking pics of the scenery. The drive is very rocky, good ground clearance is a must, as are a good set of tires. It would be very easy to slash a sidewall. 4-low is extremely useful for the steep climbs going up, and engine braking going down.

on Imogene Pass

5 days ago

Beautiful views and amazing wildflowers and waterfalls along the way!!

My husband took the Jeep up, no problem and I hiked to the lake with the dog. Easy hike, gorgeous views

I couldn’t believe the view from the top

off road driving
12 days ago

Drove to the trailhead in mostly stock 02 Dodge Dakota QC Shortbed. Took a ding or two to the undercarriage, but I was rushing. No problem if you’re more patient than me.

Awesome trail. Excellent views!

This was a ton of fun, not difficult in a technical sense at all. Some loose rock and narrow passing areas were the primary source of “difficulty,” but overall the off-roading was fun, exciting, and not stressful. The views sealed the deal and made this a great experience.

Did this trail yesterday, June 28, 2018. Wild flowers were in full bloom, absolutely beautiful. Trail goes from easy to moderate the higher up you go. My F150 4x4 had no problems. Highly recommend this trail. Stoped in Ouray at the hot springs for a swim on the way back to Telluride.

Gorgeous views, lots of water and wildflowers!! We took our Tacoma and it did great up the 4x4 roads!

Great for kids.

Description is perfect. Falls are awesome but at a distance. Finding a way to get closer to that splash.

hiking
30 days ago

Great hike! Don’t underestimate the vertical gain, but don’t let it stop you either. Well worth the effort!

off road driving
1 month ago

This is a 26 mile route from Lake City, CO to just south of Ouray. It took me 3;47. The eastern portion climbs slowly and is relatively easy with multiple abandoned mines and beautiful vistas. the pass tops out at 12,800 feet then climbs further as you head west. The western portion is steep in places, full of bare rock and boulders, and very treacherous. There are narrow portions with steep drop offs, at least a dozen hairpin turns, and many sharp rocks. My jeep Grand Cherokee bottomed out at least a dozen times.
My recommendations:
4 wheel drive low is absolutely essential
Do not drive the western portion of this road if there has been any rain. It gets very slippery.
High road clearance with short wheel base and low center of gravity would be ideal.

Super easy hike. Definetely worth the short walk up to it. we walked up behind the waterfall and got some good photos and videos of the waterfall from behind the curtain of water. Kid friendly. Will take the kids next time. They will be sure to enjoy it.

hiking
1 month ago

Trail is a little overgrown in places, footing a little treacherous in a couple of places and not well marked in one place, but offers great views of the mountains, creek and some old mining equipment. Didn’t hike the whole trail, just in about 1.3 miles and then back out.

Awesome hike, but if you only have one day in Ouray, the perimeter hike is the way to go. This one offers excellent views of "the amphitheater" but the steepness of it was a bit arduous and monotonous at times (as compared to the perimeter trail)

hiking
1 month ago

Not too hard of a trail. A bit steep on the switch backs but the view and waterfalls are worth it. 3ish hours round trip from the amphitheater campground.

Fairly steep trail, with lots of sun, so I recommend starting early. No views early on, but once you climb past the tree line everything opens up. We turned around at the waterfall in sight of the mine because the snow bridge covering the water didn't look particularly safe, but others had evidently been crossing it. Sticks are highly recommended, especially for going down -- very steep and sliding is a problem. No snow on the trail except at the waterfall.

hiking
2 months ago

Trailhead is open. Beautiful hike with stunning views! Make sure you bring trekking poles or a walking stick for the descent!

off road driving
2 months ago

Definitely one of my favorite passes in Colorado. I lived there for about 7 years and have traveled over many. This one is not difficult at all with the exception of a spot or three. A must is a side trip from Camp Bird to the west up to the base of Mt Sneffels and the high alpine lakes there. IF your lucky and are there end of July early August you might catch the wildflower explosion. On a good snow pack year it might not be clear until end of July. On July 4th, they have the July 4th Ski Race at summit of the pass. Fun event.

FYI trailhead is still closed. About a mile hike from the parking lot to the trailhead.

off road driving
6 months ago

Fairly easy trail but one of our favorites in the area. We did it in a stock jeep unlimited sport with no problems. Great views. Passes by the waterfall they use in the Coors commercials.

off road driving
7 months ago

Great pass

off road driving
7 months ago

Great trail lots to see not very hard, some off angle places that want to take it slow, I almost rolled my Jeep due to my own ignorance of playing around

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike with fantastic views! Steep and narrow in some areas but easily navigable. A must do if in Ouray.

off road driving
9 months ago

Gorgeous scenery. Easy for high clearance Jeep.loved it.

Awesome hike. It's definitely tough though. I hike on a regular basis and thought this one earned its rating. Uphill the entire time. However, the views of Ouray, Mt. Sneffels and the rest of the canyon are fantastic and continue to improve the higher you go. The cherry on top is the waterfall before you hit the mine at the end. Really enjoyed this one. Took about 3.5 hours for me. I started early afternoon and didn't see another hiker the entire time!

hiking
10 months ago

Took 3.5 hrs up- lightly used trail - very beautiful

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