Colorado Hiking: Ouray and Telluride

Visit Ouray and Telluride, exploring the rugged peaks, brilliant aspen groves and small-town mountain life of southwest Colorado’s two most popular outdoor meccas.

In Ouray, “The Switzerland of America,” discover the craggy folds and striking box canyon that encompass this historic mining town. Hike along the Perimeter Trail for spectacular panoramic views above town, before relaxing in nearby hot springs, western saloons or on the porches of family-run B&Bs. Continue south to fully explore all corners of Telluride as you hike hand-selected trails highlighting the best scenery of the area, including a gondola ride up Telluride Mountain for a bird’s-eye view of the sweeping mountain terrain.

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Hiking trail · Colorado

Hike Perimeter Trail

Hiking trail Views of Ouray from the Box Canyon bridge
2018-12-20
moderate
8.6 km
4:00 h
330 m
334 m
by Claire Peters,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Colorado

Hike Ridge Trail

Hiking trail Quaking Aspen from the Ridge Trail
2018-12-20
easy
2.8 km
0:40 h
21 m
313 m
by Claire Peters,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Colorado

Hike Telluride Trail

Hiking trail Trail views at the beginning of the Telluride Trails.
2018-12-20
easy
4.4 km
0:45 h
11 m
533 m
by Claire Peters,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Colorado

Hike Bear Creek Falls Trail

Hiking trail A scenic view of the Telluride landscape
2018-12-20
easy
8 km
1:45 h
341 m
348 m
by Claire Peters,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Colorado

Hike Jud Wiebe Trail

Hiking trail View of Telluride and the ski slopes from Jud Wiebe Trail
2018-12-20
difficult
6.2 km
4:00 h
395 m
388 m
by Claire Peters,  Macs Adventure