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Perimeter Trail

Address: Main Street, Ouray, CO
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Ranked #5 of 18 Activities in Ouray
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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Larue, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a Great hike that was enjoyed by the whole family. The trail is marked well and the Views are unbelievable.

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Clifton, Colorado, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I've hiked different parts of the trail over the summer and regardless off which part you choose there is always a truly splendid view. The trail also has a lot of other trails that connect to it making it great for exploring the area around Ouray if you don't want to go too far from where you've parked. I would... More 

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Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A fun and scenic trail with a variation of landscapes. We took our time and took many photos. This trail showed the beauty of this area during the fall season. We highly recommend this hike. Go slow and enjoy.

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Monte Vista, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a great trail to see all the way around Ouray. It is a bit of a hike but not a difficult one. We were there during the fall color season and it was well worth the walk.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

From the start of the perimeter trail, you will be challenged by the altitude gain. If you are from out of state, take your time and you will be just fine. If you are from Colorado, it shouldn't pose any problems, unless you don't do much hiking. The trail has a number descents followed by an appropriate ascent. If you... More 

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Hawkins, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a great hike to get your legs in shape for hiking. The views are great and you can get off the trail at any point if you wish. The trail is very well maintained.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Perimeter Trail is an approximately 4.2 mile trail that circles around the town of Ouray. My friends and I hiked it in a clockwise direction starting from the Baby Bath Tubs Trailhead, south of Cascade Falls near Amphitheater Campground. You can also start at Cascade Falls, the Ouray Visitor Center, Queen Street and Box Canyon Falls. There is free... More 

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Coronado, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Came through Box Canyon High Bridge ... took the trail back to the hotel. The homes on Oak street alone are worth the walk. The high bridge is awesome, however made of steel grating. Eyes front no hesitation

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were told this would be an "easy" hike and we would have great views of the town of Ouray. Easy is a relative term! We met other hikers who thought this was more difficult than expected. I'm glad we did it; however, the views and trail are not so spectacular that I would advise others to do it. Do... More 

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This 5 mile round trip was not so easy for us flat-landers. We are in decent shape, but only doing half of this trail kicked our behinds. We had done other longer trails in Colorado prior to our visit to Ouray, so we thought very little of doing a 2.5-3 mile hike with a 3 year old. It was physically... More 

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