There are actually two trails called "Horsethief" in Ouray. "Old Horsethief" starts south of town and is extremely steep with a 2,900-foot elevation gain over just two miles. If you can make it to the top, however, the views and the waterfall are breathtaking. "Horsethief" begins just off County Road 14 and is a trail leading to Bridge of Heaven involving a 3,000-foot elevation gain over four miles. Both are extremely strenuous and have portions that are either washed out or very narrow with steep dropoffs. If you are a hiking diehard, however, these trails are for you.
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