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Perimeter Trail

Main Street, Ouray, CO
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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in Ouray
Type: Hiking Trails
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azle tx
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Got to Ouray- told my husband let's do The Perimeter Trail- he said yes! I had read the town's info about it, it sounded pretty easy- We hike all the time- but not at altitude. We made 2 big mistakes, we didn't account for the altitude or bring rain gear. This trail is awesome. Whoever built it was a genius.... More

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Columbus, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

I'm sad to say I didn't enjoy this whole hike. I think it is because of the altitude. We live about 7 feet above sea level, but we love to hike. No matter how fit we are, the altitude causes a problem for us on vacation. This trail hits all the important stuff--Cascade Falls, Baby Bathtubs, Box Canyon Park--but it... More

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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When I read about the Perimeter Trail, I had visions of it being a trail that we could walk within a matter of an hour and a half. It is extremely hilly to walk around the town of Ouray, so plan a half-day adventure if you want to do the full Perimeter Trail. We opted to walk up probably one... More

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southeast
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Easy to access from town, nice variety of terrain, sites, Waterfalls, high canyon bridge, short tunnel. Flat, steep, some very narrow ledge trail. Saw hummingbirds, squirrels, butterflies. Interesting geographic features.

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Csprings
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We started at the visitor's center and it was a little hard to cross the highway since there was a long line of cars but with a little patience it's not bad. At first I was thinking we could’ve skipped the first portion on the way to Cascade Falls but it does offer nice views of Ouray. There are other... More

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Iowa Park, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I hiked the entire trail in about 5 hours, took frequent breaks to enjoy the view and of course take pictures. The changes in elevation as well as climate kept us pushing forward. The mountain tunnel at Box Canyon is a joy to find. The waterfalls are just beautiful. This has to be one of the best... More

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Larkspur, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We finally decided to do a portion of the Ouray Perimeter Trail yesterday. We parked by the Visitor's Center, crossed the street, and the trail starts by the Big Pink Rock. The first portion of the trip has a fairly steep incline; take your time and it starts to level off, although there are still many sections that go up... More

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Ridgway
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

What's better than a hike the goes around the perimeter of a picturesque Victorian town and provides views in all directions of this little valley gem. The hike can be exited in may places if you feel the need to end the hike for a meal or treat in one of the many places to visit in town. Like all... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This trail is a great hike! The beauty of it is you can pick it up, or drop off the trail at so many different locations around Ouray.

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Carrollton, tx
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31 reviews 31 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is just an excellent effort on the part of the trail designers. It was a solid 4 hours to do the 5 mile loop, for me, without any real breaks on a warm afternoon. Plenty of exercise, great views of the town, and lots mountain scenery. There are also several spots where you could abandon the hike and walk... More

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