Ouray Colorado

Ouray Hiking Trails


Itinerary

Sunday June 20, 2021

Monday June 21, 2021

Tuesday June 22, 2021

Wednesday June 23, 2021

Thursday June 24, 2021

Friday June 25, 2021

Saturday June 26, 2021

Fly Delta #1124 from SeaTac to Salt Lake City - take off 5:45 A.M., land at 8:45 A.M.

1 1/4 hr layover

Fly Delta #4285 Salt Lake City to Grand Junction - take off 10:00 A.M. land 11:15 A.M.

Pickup rental car

Drive 102 miles from Grand Junction to Ouray

Hike Ouray Perimeter Trail. 5 miles (loop), 1600' elevation gain.

River's Edge Motel $162 / night. No breakfast, but small fridge & microwave. Laundry facilities

Sunday June 27, 2021

Hike Highland Mary Lakes Loop. 7.8 miles 1800' elevation gain.

River's Edge Motel $162 / night. No breakfast, but small fridge & microwave. Laundry facilities

Monday June 28, 2021

Hike Blue Lakes. 8.2 miles (roundtrip), 2400' elevation gain.

River's Edge Motel $162 / night. No breakfast, but small fridge & microwave. Laundry facilities

Tuesday June 29, 2021

Hike Hawn Mountain, 5.0 miles (roundtrip), 1740' elevation gain.

Ride the Telluride Gondola

River's Edge Motel $162 / night. No breakfast, but small fridge & microwave. Laundry facilities

Wednesday June 30, 2021

Hike Porphyry Trail. 8.4 miles, 1860' elevation gain.

River's Edge Motel $162 / night. No breakfast, but small fridge & microwave. Laundry facilities

Thursday July 1, 2021

Hike Bear Creek to Grizzly Bear Mine, 4.4 miles (roundtrip), 1560' elevation gain.

River's Edge Motel $162 / night. No breakfast, but small fridge & microwave. Laundry facilities

Friday July 2, 2021

Hike Twin Peaks. 5.6 miles, 2760' elevation gain.

China Clipper Inn $166 / night.

Saturday July 3, 2021

Drive 2 hrs, 105 miles to Grand Junction

Takeoff from Grand Junction to Salt Lake City 11:55 A.M. Land 1:00 P.M.

2 3/4 layover in Salt Lake City

Takeoff Salt Lake City 3:36 P.M. Land in Seattle at 4:47 P.M.

Hike

Round trip

Elevation Gain

Highest Point

Time spent on trail

Comments

Ouray Perimeter Trail5 miles1600'8530'3.5 hoursStart and end at our motel in Ouray
Highland Mary Lakes7.8 miles1800'12,320'7.0 hoursIncludes extra 0.9 miles and 250' between our parking spot and trailhead.
Upper Blue Lakes8.2 miles2400'11,750'7.0 hoursIncludes 1 hour break at Lower Blue Lake
Hawn Mountain5.0 miles1740'10,922'4.25 hoursWe did the up-and-back option, not the loop
Porphyr Basin8.4 miles1860'12,890'6.33 hoursIncludes extra 0.7 miles and 200' between our parking spot and trailhead
Bear Creek Trail4.4 miles1560'10,030'3.75 hoursWe went as far as Grizzly Bear Mine
Twin Peaks8.5 miles3000'10,730'8.25 hoursVia Oak Creek Trailhead. Plus 0.25 mile detour to see dino tracks
Grand Total47.3 miles13,960' 40.08 hours

This is an interesting website called Peak Visor. You type in the name of the mountaintop you are standing on, and it shows you the names of all the visible peaks. Be patient, it takes awhile to load the 3D map. The link is set to the top of Twin Peaks, the hike we did on our last day.