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Horsethief Trail, Ouray

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  • This was a tough hike in every respect. Getting there is the first challenge. We had an SUV and the last mile up to the trail head was nail biting. We ended up parking 400m from the parking lot as our...  more »
  • Please note there is a old and new horse thief trail. For the new one either goes a jeep trail along (just googling) and starts then somewhat flatter - for the old trial to park just across the street from the hot springs Inn (nice hotel by the way). I'm talking only about the old trail: the trail is steep and fast gaining height. The trailhead is at 2350m and goes off within 4 km to just over 3300 m. The view is correspondingly great and depending on the season, you might has trees which discolour beautiful Aspen. Once at the top it is recommended to hike up another 4 km to the bridge of heaven. This is a small peak at 3700m with great all-round visibility. The trail was in tip top condition and easy to follow. You should have good walking shoes and also everything else it takes to hike above the tree line.
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