Perimeter Trail

Ouray's most popular trail circles the city and includes varied terrain and features.

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  • Bear Creek
  • Crystal Lake
  • Sutton Trail
  • Weehawken
  • Willow Swamp
  • Perimeter Trail

Welcome to Ouray Trails

This site provides information and updates on the 84 mapped and maintained trails available to hikers in Ouray County. Exploring this website will give the visitor a sense of the incredible scenery and history to be discovered along these trails. It is not, however, intended to convey all the information necessary and desirable for a safe hiking experience. The map and guide described on another page is an essential reference in this rugged and complex terrain.

For planning purposes, trails have been organized into six categories or regions, although there will necessarily be some overlap. We hope these pages are helpful in ensuring the visitor a quality recreational experience in the time available here. Feedback on hiker experiences and trail conditions is always welcome and can be left here.


Latest Updates

Perimeter Trail Bridge Progress

Trail layout and early work on the very challenging Perimeter Trail began in 2006. Seven years later it was 80% complete but the final 20% would require a new bridge over Oak Creek, some very precipitous trail work in Oak Creek Canyon and acquisition of two key parcels on Ouray’s west hillside.

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