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The Best Rock Climbing in Ouray

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Top rock climbing 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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  • Ridgway, Colorado

    Ice Climb the Ouray Ice Park

    5.0
    Over a mile of the Uncompahgre Gorge is farmed for ice every year and they have gotten very good at it!! The ice park begins at the southern edge of town and continues south through the gorge for approximately 1 mile. The ice park is typically open from mid December-late March.If you enjoy gettin...
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  • Ouray County, Colorado

    Climb Mt. Sneffels via the Southwest Ridge

    4.5
    3 mi / 1800 ft gain
    There is a great description of this trailhead here: Hike Mount SneffelsThe SW Ridge route of Mt Sneffels is a Class III scramble in the Mount Sneffels Wilderness area of the San Juan Range located between Ouray and Telluride, Colorado. This route is 3 miles RT with 1,800 feet of elevation gain ...
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  • Lake City, Colorado

    Engineer Mountain Trail and Horsethief Trail

    14.59 mi / 3038 ft gain
    Engineer Mountain Trail and Horsethief Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Lake City, Colorado.
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  • Silverton, Colorado

    Explore Hurricane Pass and Lake Como

    Spending much of the trek above tree line, Hurricane Pass is situated at 12,730 feet above sea level and offers up views of Poughkeepsie Gulch (a more extreme off-road trail) and sapphire blue mountain lakes, such as Lake Como. One of the most beautiful roads in the lower 48 states, Hurricane Pas...
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  • Ophir, Colorado

    Telluride Via Ferrata

    3.15 mi / 974 ft gain
    Telluride Via Ferrata is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Telluride, Colorado.
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  • Lake City, Colorado

    Wetterhorn Peak via Ridge Stock Driveway Trail

    6.86 mi / 2854 ft gain
    Wetterhorn Peak via Ridge Stock Driveway Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Lake City, Colorado.
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  • Ophir, Colorado

    Swamp Canyon Trail

    4.73 mi / 2028 ft gain
    Swamp Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Ophir, Colorado.
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  • Lake City, Colorado

    Uncompahgre Peak via Nellie Creek Road

    7.3 mi / 2881 ft gain
    Uncompahgre Peak via Nellie Creek Road is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Lake City, Colorado.
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Explore Clear Lake

    The road to Clear Lake offers wonderful views of the South Fork Mineral Creek, and the San Juan Mountains. Some people make the 9-mile round-trip hike with 2,600 feet of elevation gain, others drive as far as their vehicle will allow and hike from there, and some make the drive all the way up. It...
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Climb Fuller Peak

    3.0
    Begin by hiking the Ice Lakes Trail for 3.5 miles, which will take you to Ice Lake. From here, you can identify the obvious, delta-shaped mountain to climber's left, known as Fuller Peak (13,761ft). Hike cross country, directly toward the base of the North Ridge (right skyline), walking past Full...
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  • Ophir, Colorado

    Poverty Gulch Trail to Pilot Knob

    3.84 mi / 2815 ft gain
    Poverty Gulch Trail to Pilot Knob is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Telluride, Colorado.
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  • Placerville, Colorado

    Wilson Peak via Rock of Ages Trail

    9.16 mi / 3743 ft gain
    Wilson Peak via Rock of Ages Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Placerville, Colorado.
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Coal Bank Pass to Engineer Mountain Summit

    5.85 mi / 2293 ft gain
    Coal Bank Pass to Engineer Mountain Summit is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Silverton, Colorado.
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Pass Creek and Coal Creek Loop Trail

    7.5 mi / 1801 ft gain
    Pass Creek and Coal Creek Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Silverton, Colorado.
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