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“A Great Easy Hike Around Ouray” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Perimeter Trail

Perimeter Trail
Main Street, Ouray, CO
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Ranked #5 of 18 Activities in Ouray
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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Chester
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“A Great Easy Hike Around Ouray”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Spent a few nights in Ouray area with 15 family members (no other hikers) so I took a couple short hikes on the Perimeter Trail 2 different mornings. I can't wait to go back out on my own or with my wife to enjoy the entire trail. Being from Southern Illinois, difficult hikes at elevation can be time consuming (although very rewarding) but the moderate elevation climbs on the Perimeter Trail are not a problem even for a flatlander. The views are as everything is in the San Juans, SPECTACULAR! Several trail heads make it easy to access all or parts of the trail so break it up into sections or, if time allows, do the entire trail from any point.

Visited June 2013
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Palmyra, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Nice trail with beautiful views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

If you start across from the visitor's center the trail has a very steep drop off. Not recommended for those afraid of heights as the trail is not very wide and has a cliff drop off. You can start your hike at another location downtown.

Visited June 2013
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Taos, New Mexico
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“Perimeter Trail Hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I loved the Perimeter Trail Hike above and around the town of Ouray. It was beautiful. We say two waterfalls, many great views of the town and some interesting wildlife, including a fox and a mule deer almost face-to-face.

Visited June 2013
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Fort Worth, Texas
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Serenity, beautiful hike!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This is a great hike, beautiful scenery. There's a large waterfall that's easy to get to. There's also a wood bridge that's amazing to see below it. Great hike, just beware that some dog owners don't have their dogs on leash's & controlled very well. It wasn't that crowded either.

Visited May 2013
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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“Perimeeter Trail Hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

The Perimeter trail is wonderful. It is a moderate exertion hike of about 7 miles. The hike will take about 3-4 hours and will produce many wonderful photo opportunities. If you are staying in Ouray then the perimeter trail is a must do!

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