Trails leading from Ouray generally date to the 19th Century and were constructed to access mining properties. Varying in length and elevation gain, these hikes will generally be more challenging than the Perimeter Trail but will offer very similar scenic rewards.
Some of these trails will be out and back (or more accurately up and down) while others can be combined into loop hikes for more variety.
Ouray Mountain Rescue, under the direction of the Ouray County Sheriff's Office, is always on call for assistance. The Rescue Team is a volunteer organization of mountaineers, technical climbers, paramedical personnel and a K-9 team. All are experienced in rescue techniques. In order to offset training and equipment expenses, tax-deductible donations are gratefully appreciated. Thank you for your support.
OURAY MOUNTAIN RESCUE
P.O. BOX 220
OURAY, COLORADO 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 2018 Ouray Trail Trail Group.
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