Overview: Overlooking peaks high above and the town of Ouray 2300ft below, hike up to 10k feet to end at the historic Chief Ouray Mine- Bunkhouse and Machinery Building with an opportunity to cross upper Cascade Creek and also view upper Cascade Falls along this hiking route;
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry
To hike From Ouray: Drive south of town on Hwy 550 past two switchbacks, turn left at signed Amphitheater Campground Road; Continue up this road to the Parking and TH Start for this hike at the Amphitheater Campground Road Cul-de-Sac parking on Right;