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What about bears and other animals in the area?

Black bears and mountain lions inhabit some alpine areas and strategies for peaceful coexistence are needed. Never approach, startle or feed any wild animal, expecially a bear or lion with young. Stay calm, back away, and speak softly if you encounter a bear. Step off the trail and allow the bear time to leave. In the presence of a lion, make yourself look larger by raising your arms or opening your jacket. Never turn your back and run. Pick up small children to keep them from running. Fight back if attacked by a bear or a lion, using a stick, stones or whatever you have (from Div. of Wildlife info).

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Call 911

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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