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Perimeter Trail

Main Street, Ouray, CO
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Lots of fun surprises

This hike was fun and full of surprises. Yes there are lots of up climbs, but there are lots of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Klein, Texas
via mobile

Perfect trail for great views and a little morning exercise. We finished the trail in 4 hours. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Main Street, Ouray, CO
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This hike was fun and full of surprises. Yes there are lots of up climbs, but there are lots of rewards- waterfalls, beautiful views of the town below, snow capped mountains, wooden bridges to cross and a tunnel. Make sure you bring plenty of water.

Thank Frostyrosty1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect trail for great views and a little morning exercise. We finished the trail in 4 hours. It is a fairly easy trail with a few areas of steep inclines and declines. It passes 2 waterfalls so their are some sites on the trail.

Thank worldadventurer2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool little mountain town and this trail gives you a different perspective of it all. You will not regret it.

Thank Heath M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took me and my friend only 4 hours to finish the trail. Wasn't planning on doing this but glad that we did we were able to see great views for a pretty easy trail. I would recommend starting the trail around 7 am. We didn't...More

Thank diddles7070
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The inclines are pretty hefty considering the already high altitude .. but the views are well worth any amount of incline.

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this hike! It's absolutely beautiful and very well-marked with frequent signs. Excellent views of the mountains and the town of Ouray below. It took us about three hours.

Thank ksmom2Kansas
Reviewed 26 February 2017

perimeter trail is great, we were there in January so there was plenty of snow and it was deep, there are many places thru out Ouray you can get on the trail, what I really loved about it is we were there just after the...More

Thank j4ever02
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Did the Perimeter Trail twice while staying in Ouray for a few days in August 2016. This was my first experience with the trail. Love the way the trail connects most of the popular hiking attractions and viewpoints around Ouray. I agree with most reviewers...More

1  Thank Chris T
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The trail provided variety—scenic views of Ouray, waterfalls, woods, a meadow, tunnel, and pedestrian bridges. The challenging hike took us about 5 hours but we stopped frequently for water, photo ops, and a picnic lunch. We did not take enough water along and became very...More

Thank VickiAnne_11
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

It was a little rough. Scary. We don't hike much but I consider myself to have good coordination & decent stamina for a 52 year old. Well worth the views and personal achievement felt upon finishing. We didn't do the entire perimeter. We conquered Box...More

Thank Megan T
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