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Perimeter Trail

Main Street, Ouray, CO
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Great view, hefty incline

The inclines are pretty hefty considering the already high altitude .. but the views are well worth... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Shannon M
Parker, Colorado
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Beautiful hike!

We loved this hike! It's absolutely beautiful and very well-marked with frequent signs. Excellent... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The inclines are pretty hefty considering the already high altitude .. but the views are well worth any amount of incline.

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved this hike! It's absolutely beautiful and very well-marked with frequent signs. Excellent views of the mountains and the town of Ouray below. It took us about three hours.

Thank ksmom2Kansas
Reviewed 26 February 2017

perimeter trail is great, we were there in January so there was plenty of snow and it was deep, there are many places thru out Ouray you can get on the trail, what I really loved about it is we were there just after the...More

Thank j4ever02
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Did the Perimeter Trail twice while staying in Ouray for a few days in August 2016. This was my first experience with the trail. Love the way the trail connects most of the popular hiking attractions and viewpoints around Ouray. I agree with most reviewers...More

1  Thank Chris T
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The trail provided variety—scenic views of Ouray, waterfalls, woods, a meadow, tunnel, and pedestrian bridges. The challenging hike took us about 5 hours but we stopped frequently for water, photo ops, and a picnic lunch. We did not take enough water along and became very...More

Thank VickiAnne_11
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

It was a little rough. Scary. We don't hike much but I consider myself to have good coordination & decent stamina for a 52 year old. Well worth the views and personal achievement felt upon finishing. We didn't do the entire perimeter. We conquered Box...More

Thank Megan T
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This trail was very difficult to follow on the trail map and I considered the trail to be moderate to difficult for seniors. The views were spectacular.

Thank rudy h
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This was a beautiful hike and I highly recommend it. The only reason I didn't give it a rating of 5, is because even with the map provided in the city brochure, there were a few places where we weren't sure we were on the...More

Thank Pam A
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This trail is probably fun for those who aren't afraid of heights and narrow trails along a mountain edge. We didn't go through the visitor's center but found out about the trail from our hotel hostess. In all fairness though, I should have read the...More

Thank Jasl W
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We took County Road 26A into the San Juan Mountains. We started on a trailhead outside Ouray. We drove a small Jeep Compass 4 wheel drive with low clearance. We went up almost to where the tree line ended. It was incredible. We actually saw...More

Thank Maggie K
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