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Best trails in Ouray

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Looking for a great trail near Ouray, Colorado? AllTrails has 33 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. If you're looking for the best trails around Ridgway State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Bear Creek Preserve or American Flats Wilderness Area. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Ouray ranging from 2.7 to 102 miles and from 7,552 to 13,195 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Ouray
Top trails (33)
#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 - Imogene Pass
Uncompahgre National Forest
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Length: 17.5 mi
Imogene Pass is the second highest drivable pass in Colorado. The drive is one of the most thrilling in the state. At Savage Basin, you'll pass through Tomboy Townsite, once one of most active mining Show more
#3 - Lower Cascade Falls Trail
Uncompahgre National Forest
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Length: 0.2 mi • Est. 8 m
Easy walk from close to downtown with a great waterfall (seasonal) From the trailhead simply follow the trail along the stream as it leads you up to the falls. If the stream isn't flowing at the traShow more
#4 - Upper Box Canyon Falls
Uncompahgre National Forest
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 14 m
Nice hike near Ouray to a foot bridge with great views. There is an access fee to these falls for $5 per adult. From the nature center, simply follow the labeled trail that will start up a steep set Show more
#5 - Yankee Boy Basin OHV Route
Uncompahgre National Forest
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Length: 18.6 mi
The first half of the trail is fairly easy. After that it gets a little more dificult, but a car with good clearance with a good driver will be able to make it. There are a few steep dips and some higShow more
#6 - Perimeter Trail and Ouray Ice Park Loop
Uncompahgre National Forest
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
This is a very small section of the Perimeter trail. See the full trail here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/ouray-perimeter-trailShow more
#7 - Chief Ouray Mine via Upper Cascade Falls Trail
Uncompahgre National Forest
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 3 h
Steep hike to beautiful secluded falls, overlook of Ouray, and famous mine Follow the trail located directly behind the sign and head uphill. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow. When yShow more
#8 - Alpine Mine Overlook via Weehawken Pack Trail
Uncompahgre National Forest
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
3,130-ft above Ouray, the Alpine Mine Overlook features 180-degree views of the Ouray area and the cliffs and mountains rising to the east. Hayden Mountain and the peaks looming above the Million DolShow more
#9 - Bear Creek Trail
American Flats Wilderness Area
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 8 h 10 m
Bear Creek Trail is a 12.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ouray, Colorado that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers aShow more
#10 - Lower Box Canyon Falls
Uncompahgre National Forest
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 8 m
Easy walk from close to downtown with a great waterfall in a tight canyon. There is an access fee to these falls for $3 per adult. From the nature center simply follow the labeled trail as it leads Show more
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