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Perimeter Trail

Main Street, Ouray, CO
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Do it early morning, it gets incredibly hot up there later. Take plenty of water especially if you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert W
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I loved loved loved this trail. I was expecting a simple "flat" walk around the perimeter of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fairfax, Virginia
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Main Street, Ouray, CO
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do it early morning, it gets incredibly hot up there later. Take plenty of water especially if you do the whole thing, you just think you're getting to the end and it goes on again but really really worth it and a great easy start...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved loved loved this trail. I was expecting a simple "flat" walk around the perimeter of the town, what I found was certainly a perimeter trail but in the surrounding mountains with view looking down into the town. The trail may be a little...More

Thank ChrisSpencerB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a pretty tiring hike for people who live at lower elevations, but if you go slowly and bring water, it's really spectacular. You can see all the high points around Ouray - cascade falls, box canyon (but not the actual falls there), Ice...More

Thank waldo_albert
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Goes high and low pleasant walk that includes around box canyon. Great waterfall there you should not miss

Thank richard s
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

If you are uncomfortable with hiking paths of about a foot and a half along a ledge that has a significant drop, then this is not for you. If these things don't bother you, then this hike is fantastic! I was able to see the...More

1  Thank EBtravelerNj
Reviewed 11 July 2017

You get to see the town from the trail, as well as the cascading waterfall. We walked half the trail one day and the second half on our next visit.

Thank Kdgeorge
Reviewed 10 July 2017

As other reviewers have said, this hike is full of surprises. I hiked this with my wife in June 2017 and loved it. It is a vigorous hike with no lack of of steep climbs and steep drops. The trail is very well maintained. The...More

Thank boulderkc
Reviewed 7 July 2017

A hard hike on a hot day but a great way to see the waterfalls and overlook Ouray. Seeing the remains of the old wood pipe that brought water into town was cool as was going through the tunnel. A nice way to see the...More

Thank Trainlane
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Great views of several waterfalls & the town of Ouray. Goes by the old mine shaft. Trail is slippery due to gravel and could use some maintenance in a few spots.

Thank KittyC999
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

This hike was fun and full of surprises. Yes there are lots of up climbs, but there are lots of rewards- waterfalls, beautiful views of the town below, snow capped mountains, wooden bridges to cross and a tunnel. Make sure you bring plenty of water.

Thank Frostyrosty1
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