Explore Ouray County

Ouray's online resource for regional hiking trails

Welcome to Ouray Trail Group

Enjoy our trails. Leave no trace.

The Ouray Trail Group is a non-profit corporation of volunteers, founded in 1986, dedicated to the preservation and safe public use of Ouray County's trails.  Our members take a stewardship role in protecting, preserving and maintaining the natural and recreational resources we all enjoy.

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.

Just Announced!  

  • Trail Work Weekend!  Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th.  Due to snow conditions, the hut trip is now an overnight trailwork campout at a lower elevation. Meet at the Dallas Trailhead at 9 a.m. and hike/ work along the Dallas Corbett Loop, with camp on the Corbett Canyon connector. You can participate as a day trip either day or overnight. Contact John Hulburd at (360) 643-1593, wholebird@gmail.com.

  • OTG Completes Successful Workday


  • OTG Community Work Day!  Saturday, June 1st.   Volunteers will meet at Fellin Park in Ouray at 8:30 a.m. and form work groups to perform maintenance and repairs on local trails and our community garden.  Lunch will follow at 1:00 pm.  Join us for a day of fun and service to preserve our local trails.


  • Ouray Trail Group featured in Telluride Watch Article! Click Here

    Cross Cut Saw Training- OTG certified nine new sawyers!


    Latest Updates

    Perimeter Trail Progress

    Trail layout and early work on the very challenging Perimeter Trail began in 2006. Thirteen years later it is still not in final form but the Trail Group has hopes that 2019 will be the year when the last sections are finished and become available to the many thousands of residents and visitors who annually enjoy this unique hiking experience.

    Read more ...

    Support OTG with your purchase of our map and hiking guide

    Membership Information

    The membership of the Ouray Trail Group is voluntary, and new members are always welcome. To join OTG and be placed on an email list to receive notice of meeting dates, projects, and more, click below.

    Ouray Trail Group Ouray Colorado

    PO Box 50 | Ouray, CO 81427 | https://ouraytrails.org

    We are a non-profit corporation of volunteers, founded in 1986, dedicated to the preservation and safe public use of Ouray County's trails, working in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, Ouray Ranger District. Copyright 2019 Ouray Trail Group.

    Designed by Peak Media Company, LLC.  Maintained by OTG Volunteers