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    Default A few nights near Ouray, Oct 7-10 2021



    Looking at 3 nights - Oct 7, 8, and 9 - to explore near Ouray. This is the extent of my planning so far. I expect to camp out of the Jeep, but I haven't researched camping in the area yet. Hoping for easy access dispersed camping, but if this is not a possibility I'll need to quickly look into reservations at a campsite or other lodging.

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    Have any trails in mind?
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    Default Re: A few nights near Ouray, Oct 7-10 2021



    Tom previously posted:
    "Have any trails in mind?"

    No. Likely more of the stuff south/west of Telluride towards Lake City. Imogene was closed when we were there last year, so I haven't run it yet. We crammed a ton of trails into one day last year:

    Black Bear
    Ophir
    Red Mountain Mining Area
    Corkscrew Gulch
    Poughkeepsie Gulch
    Mineral Creek

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    Default Re: A few nights near Ouray, Oct 7-10 2021



    Low maybe for me.


    Resources that might help - from my last visit...

    Dispersed camping - this is the spot we used for two nights. Highway noise but it wasn't crazy as traffic quiets down at night.
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/37...4d-107.6666472

    The paid campground I'd look at staying at on my next visit to the area:
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Am...4d-107.6622821

    Public washrooms / toilets in Ouray (with close at hand parking):
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/38...4d-107.6731069

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    Default Re: A few nights near Ouray, Oct 7-10 2021



    I'm interested.

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    Default Re: A few nights near Ouray, Oct 7-10 2021



    Jim previously posted:
    "Low maybe for me.


    Resources that might help - from my last visit...

    Dispersed camping - this is the spot we used for two nights. Highway noise but it wasn't crazy as traffic quiets down at night.
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/37...4d-107.6666472

    The paid campground I'd look at staying at on my next visit to the area:
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Am...4d-107.6622821

    Public washrooms / toilets in Ouray (with close at hand parking):
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/38...4d-107.6731069"

    This spot is in the same area as the first one Jim posted. Coordinates; 3755'26.3"N 10740'29.7"Whttps://goo.gl/maps/pGrQE27z2JGG1gRf9

    ( By Ironton but up the old Corkscrew pass trail) there is room for a couple rigs there, it is a little further away from all the noise and is rather secluded. I have also lead a group a little further southeast where the two routes merge back together.

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    Default Re: A few nights near Ouray, Oct 7-10 2021



    This seems useful as October approaches: https://soajeep.com/trail-maps-conditions/

    I'm going to spend some time this weekend planning a bit more on this.

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    Default Re: A few nights near Ouray, Oct 7-10 2021



    I would go but my days off for October are 11, 12, 13 and 14.

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