Ouray's online resource for regional hiking 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.
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.
The membership of the Trail Group is voluntary and new members are always welcome. To be placed on an email list to get notices of meeting dates, projects, etc. contact Laurie Bunten on the contact page.
L. A. Bunten
PO Box 1327
Ouray, CO 81427
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 District. Copyright 2019 Ouray Trail Trail Group.
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