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post #1 of 11 Old 02-25-2012, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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Ouray Trip

My 2 kids (13and 15) and Myself will be trveling out to Ouray in july for a week. We will be doing day trips from there each day.
What is a good selection/combination of trails to do each day?
I figure One day for the Alpine loop and then have 4-5 days available for the rest. Will need extra time for a little hiking and picture taking as well. I'd like to take in some of the less crowded areas but still take in old mines,big view's and ghost towns. Are there any better spots to Base camp and daytrip out of besides Ouray?


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This is a good all day trip. I started from Ridgway State Park, where I was camping.
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There is also the campground just above Ouray that is nice to stay at. Although it seems to rain less up in Ridgway.


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Engineer Pass, Yankee Boy Basin, Imogene Pass. There are lots of trails around Ouray.
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Engineer Pass, Yankee Boy Basin, Imogene Pass. There are lots of trails around Ouray.
Perfect main course...



then for dessert Black Bear and/or Poughkeepsie...

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perfect main course...


Then for dessert black bear and/or poughkeepsie...
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Personally I think Ouray is the best place to base out of. I think one of the best day trips is take Black Bear into Telluride, lunch in Telluride, the Imogene back over to Ouray. Start early though as it will be along day if you stop frequently.
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We always camp at Ridgeway State Park, pretty good weather and little rain in July (few minutes here and there). Imogene is one trail we hit every year. Start in Ouray and finish in Telluride and cruise the town for a bit. The kids love it.

We go back to camp from there, or cruise back into Ouray for some dinner and beer at the pub. I want to finish Poughkeepsie Gulch, but every year we have been going early July and there is still too much snow, so we're going to try late July this year and try Black Bear too.

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July is usually a busy time on the trails, so make sure you get early starts every day. If you are swinging through Durango hit me up, we'll grab a beer.

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My 2 kids (13and 15) and Myself will be trveling out to Ouray in july for a week. We will be doing day trips from there each day.
What is a good selection/combination of trails to do each day?
I figure One day for the Alpine loop and then have 4-5 days available for the rest. Will need extra time for a little hiking and picture taking as well. I'd like to take in some of the less crowded areas but still take in old mines,big view's and ghost towns. Are there any better spots to Base camp and daytrip out of besides Ouray?
what part of july? i will be there with my wife and 2 boys july 16-20 and would be interested in running some trails together. i've been there once but years ago, great place.

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Just the info I needed...I'll be there in September. Does anyone know of any good rafting places they could suggest? Never done rafting but always wanted to and figured it has to happen on this trip.

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If things work out I will be in Silverton late June through July. Been going up there off and on for about 30 years...Had a 68 and 74 Bronco through those years. First time with a Jeep this year...
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