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The Oak Creek / Silvershield Upper Loop

ATTRACTIONS AND FEATURES:

Continue past the overlook as the trail switchbacks to the left. In another 0.1 mile, the trail comes to a second overlook with good views. The high point, 10,700 feet, is reached in another 0.1 mile in an area of heavy deadfall. The trail descends through a beautiful forest with evidence of large herds of deer and elk. A viewpoint looking north up the valley is 0.2 mile farther. The Oak Creek Trail ends in 2.5 miles at a junction with the Silvershield Trail. Descending, on the Silvershield Trail, another 1.1 miles takes you to the River Road; then by heading south, you can return to the Oak Creek trailhead in about 2 miles to complete a 9.0 mile loop.

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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

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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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