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Perimeter Trail

Main Street, Ouray, CO
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Surrounds the town of Ouray

This trail can be short and easy or a steep climb and difficult, but whichever point you decide to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tltb777
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Rowlett, Texas
Great trail and hike - makes you forget you're so close to town!

Highly recommend this trail and hike. There are a few "bail out" spots back into town if you don't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Khem720
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Denver
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cascade falls” (48 reviews)
“visitor center” (23 reviews)
“baby bathtubs” (15 reviews)
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Main Street, Ouray, CO
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"cascade falls"
in 48 reviews
"visitor center"
in 23 reviews
"baby bathtubs"
in 15 reviews
"great hike"
in 21 reviews
"box canyon"
in 36 reviews
"ice park"
in 15 reviews
"ups and downs"
in 6 reviews
"bring plenty of water"
in 3 reviews
"challenging hike"
in 5 reviews
"in town"
in 15 reviews
"elevation gain"
in 4 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"
in 22 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

What a great resource. This well marked trail offers adventurous hiking all within sight of town, and easy bail out options. Many good starting points but the visitors center is probably the best.

1  Thank E-twowheels
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This is my all time favorite trail for running and hiking! 16 miles of nature’s glory! This is colorado at its best!! Don’t miss this trail! From wildlife to waterfalls it’s the best!!!

Thank cstraub1983
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Thanks to the Ouray Trail Group for putting out such a detailed map of the Ouray Perimeter Trail, available at the Ouray Visitors Center, next to Ouray Hot Springs. The map details distances between stretches of this six-mile trail, which explores the city's cliffs &...More

1  Thank Patricia J
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Hiked about 15% of the perimeter trail to see the Box Canon bridge (access through tunnel) and the adjacent Twin Peaks trail. Nice trail, well marked, good views of the city and mountains surrounding Ouray.

Thank ronaustx
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

This trail has some challengingly areas, but overall not too difficult. Hubby and I are in our 70's, and we managed to complete the 6 mile loop. Great views of the town. Thanks to the lady at the visitor center who recommended this hike. I...More

Thank tnc1969
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We loved this hike! We had four in our party, ages 49,39,20 and 12. Two are in good shape and two do moderate exercise. It was great for everyone! Being able to see the town and all of its landmarks in one afternoon is perfect!...More

1  Thank SuperShan30
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