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Perimeter Trail

Main Street, Ouray, CO
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first hike you should do

I was reluctant to do the Perimeter trail hike as our time in Ouray was limited and I'd hoped to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
uLeaner
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
A great trail if you only have time for one.

There are so many trails to hike in the Ouray area it is mind-boggling. But if you only have time... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
denverdoc2017
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Denver, Colorado
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cascade falls” (49 reviews)
“baby bathtubs” (15 reviews)
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Main Street, Ouray, CO
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"cascade falls"
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"visitor's center"
in 20 reviews
"baby bathtubs"
in 15 reviews
"great hike"
in 21 reviews
"box canyon"
in 37 reviews
"ice park"
in 15 reviews
"ups and downs"
in 6 reviews
"bring plenty of water"
in 3 reviews
"challenging hike"
in 5 reviews
"elevation gain"
in 4 reviews
"in town"
in 15 reviews
"surrounding mountains"
in 7 reviews
"take pictures"
in 4 reviews
"hot springs"
in 9 reviews
"ice climbing"
in 4 reviews
"hikers"
in 19 reviews
"tunnel"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was reluctant to do the Perimeter trail hike as our time in Ouray was limited and I'd hoped to summit a peak. Although this hike does not take you too high out of the valley, it does offer spectacular views high and low, some...More

1  Thank uLeaner
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There are so many trails to hike in the Ouray area it is mind-boggling. But if you only have time for one good hike, you can't go wrong with this one. It is officially listed as just over four miles, but don't believe it. Every...More

Thank denverdoc2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I hiked the perimeter trail in sections. The first day I started the trail at 3rd Avenue. At this start, you'll have a short hike to Box Canon Falls, then you can start walking clockwise. Box Canon Falls is breathtaking. After that you will pass...More

Thank noeybear
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was staying at Twin Peaks lodge which was about 0.2 mile from trail head. There was a little bit of up before the trail leveled out and the area was a little rocky. It gave nice views of the town below. Made it to the...More

1  Thank Leslie F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic run or hike through wooded areas, rocky ledges and steep terrain, beware that many of the smaller trails are not on the maps and you may wind up back tracking.

Thank Larry G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views with a variety of terrain in a 5 mile loop. You can get into town at multiple trail heads.

Thank Craig C
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

This trail can be short and easy or a steep climb and difficult, but whichever point you decide to start the trail, there are stunning views of the valley town on Ouray from high vantage points.We liked th3ew view near Box Canyon the best, and...More

1  Thank tltb777
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Highly recommend this trail and hike. There are a few "bail out" spots back into town if you don't want to do the entire loop. A lot of other websites say it's about 4-5 miles around and 3-4 hours, but the distance and time was...More

1  Thank Khem720
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

We had high hopes of hiking the whole trail around the city. We soon found that we were exhausted and did more of a pick and choose of areas where we wanted to see. The cascade falls were amazing. There is easy access from the...More

1  Thank Bizzled
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

A good trail around the city of Ouray giving a far away aspect of the high mountain high town enclosed by mountains. Moderate trail with enough effect to speed your pulse and give good views.

Thank Frank H
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