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.

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Just Announced!

  • Call for Volunteers!  Pack Horse Assisted Trail Work Campout on Cow Creek Trail- Tuesday, September 3rd and Wednesday, September 4th. Crews will work the first four miles of Cow Creek Trail #220 from the trailhead on Cow Creek Rd. (CR 12, Forest Service Road 857).  Meet at the Ridgway Visitor Center at 8:00 a.m. on September 3rd.  This trip is pack horse assisted, so camping gear will be taken up to the high camp for overnight camping.  There is also the option to participate for just the first day of the trip. Contact Wilderness Crew Leader, John Hulburd at 360-643-1593, wholebird@gmail.com for more information and to register.

  • Trail Work Weekend- Another Great Success! 8/11/19  Eight crew members cleared downed trees and brush on the Little Cimarron Trail.


  • Sutton-Neosho Trail  8/1/19   This week, our crew completed several tread improvements and removed trees on the Sutton-Neosho Trail. 

  • Cross Cut Saw Training 8/1/19   The USFS will provide a one day cross cut saw training course on Thursday, August 8th. OTG members are invited to participate. Contact Steve Boyle at s.boyle3329@gmail.com to register. Become an OTG member at ouraytrails.org.
    This is a great opportunity for OTG members to learn to use this tool safely in the field. Our cross cut sawyers are a fun group! 

  • OTG Crews Complete Work on Weehawken and Alpine Mine Trails  7/25/19   Eight volunteers cleared trees, removed brush, and performed tread and drainage repair on the entire length of the Weehawken and Alpine Mine Trail. Thanks, Crew!! 

  • Overnight Trail Work Weekend a Success! 7/14/19

  • OTG Completes Successful Workday  6/1/19  



Ouray Trail Group featured in Telluride Watch Article! Click Here

Thank you to our front country crew and their work on the Horsethief this past week! 7/9/19

Crew completes work on Blaine Basin Trail! 7/16/19

Big thanks to Jill Parisi and the Voyager Youth Program. The Voyager kids learned about trail recon and helped with trash cleanup on a future section of the Perimeter Trail. The group plans to hike up to the area monthly to clean up and report any problems.

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.

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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.

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