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The Best Hiking in Ridgway

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

Top hiking spots in and near Ridgway

  • Ridgway, Colorado

    Uncompahgre Riverwalk

    9.92 mi / 610 ft gain
    Uncompahgre Riverwalk is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Ridgway, Colorado.
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  • Ridgway, Colorado

    Ridgway Area Trails

    4.2 mi / 564 ft gain
    Ridgway Area Trails is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Ridgway, Colorado.
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  • Ridgway, Colorado

    Ridgway Reservoir

    7.09 mi / 932 ft gain
    Ridgway Reservoir is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Ridgway, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Telluride, Colorado

    Blue Lakes Trail

    5.0
    8.81 mi / 2635 ft gain
    Your adventure begins at the Blue Lakes Trailhead, elevation 9400’, in Uncompahgre National Forest. Take CO-62 from Ridgway toward Telluride, turn left onto Ouray County Road 7, and follow it into the national forest to the end of the road. Just past the trailhead, the trail splits; be sure to ...
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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

    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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  • 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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  • 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

    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

    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

    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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