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The Best Hiking in Ouray

Looking for the best hiking in Ouray? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Ouray. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Ouray

  • Ouray, Colorado

    Explore Lower Cascade Falls

    3.0
    0.5 mi
    Located within the picturesque town of Ouray, Colorado, Cascade Falls is what most city parks strive to be. This park and amazing waterfall are located on the edge of town along the longer 5+ mile Perimeter Trail and provides a place for picnics, relaxing, and further days hikes through connector...
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  • Ouray, Colorado

    Yankee Boy Basin OHV Route

    18.9 mi / 4843 ft gain
    Yankee Boy Basin OHV Route is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Ouray, Colorado.
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  • Ouray, Colorado

    Twin Peaks via Oak Creek/Twin Peaks Trailhead

    5.71 mi / 2615 ft gain
    Twin Peaks via Oak Creek/Twin Peaks Trailhead is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Ouray, Colorado.
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  • Ouray, Colorado

    Lower Box Canyon Falls

    0.29 mi / 95 ft gain
    Lower Box Canyon Falls is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Ouray, Colorado.
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  • Ridgway, Colorado

    Ouray Perimeter Trail

    5.49 mi / 1243 ft gain
    Ouray Perimeter Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Ouray, Colorado.
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  • Ridgway, Colorado

    Explore Box Canyon Falls

    5.0
    0.5 mi
    Box Canyon Falls is located on the outskirts of Ouray, Colorado less than five minutes from downtown. The nearly 300 foot waterfall crashes through the canyon down to the town's hot springs. The park also features a bridge overlooking the waterfall, river, and the town of Ouray. To get to Box Can...
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  • Ouray, Colorado

    Upper Box Canyon Falls

    0.31 mi / 128 ft gain
    Upper Box Canyon Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Ouray, Colorado.
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  • Ouray, Colorado

    Chief Ouray Mine via Upper Cascade Falls Trail

    4.28 mi / 1949 ft gain
    Chief Ouray Mine via Upper Cascade Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Ouray, Colorado.
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  • Ridgway, Colorado

    Sutton/Neosho Mine Trail

    3.99 mi / 1243 ft gain
    Sutton/Neosho Mine Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Ouray, Colorado.
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  • Ouray, Colorado

    Silvershield Trail

    4.15 mi / 1686 ft gain
    Silvershield Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Ouray, Colorado.
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  • Ouray, Colorado

    Twin Peaks via Silvershield Trail

    6.34 mi / 3022 ft gain
    Twin Peaks via Silvershield Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Ouray, Colorado.
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  • Ouray, Colorado

    Cascade Mountain via Horsethief Trail

    7.4 mi / 3333 ft gain
    Cascade Mountain via Horsethief Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Ouray, Colorado.
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  • Ridgway, Colorado

    Dallas Trail: Ouray Section

    7.52 mi / 2615 ft gain
    Dallas Trail: Ouray Section is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Ouray, Colorado.
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  • Ouray, Colorado

    Backpack to Dragon's Back via Horsethief Trail

    5.0
    16 mi / 3520 ft gain
    The Uncompahgre Wilderness stretches out through the mountains and forests of southwestern Colorado, with worn trails lingering beside abandoned 19th-century mines and crossing old alpine sheep pastures. Dragon's Back is the unofficial name for Point 12,968', a small but beautiful summit at the b...
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  • Ouray, Colorado

    Dexter Creek Trail

    2.85 mi / 1043 ft gain
    Dexter Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Ouray, Colorado.
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  • Ridgway, Colorado

    Baldy Trail to Baldy Peak

    6.21 mi / 2080 ft gain
    Baldy Trail to Baldy Peak is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Ouray, Colorado.
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