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Middle Oak Canyon - Ouray, CO

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Canyons are inherently risky. Flash floods occur without notice on sunny days. Technical skills & surrounding topography knowledge required yet does not eliminate risk.
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Distance Round Trip 4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,219 feet
Elevation Gain 750 feet
Accumulated Gain 900 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 8.5
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
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Preferred   Aug, Sep
Sun  7:19am - 4:52pm
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Water
Nearby Area Water
Oak Creek
0.1 mi away
5.0 mi
1,600 ft
Box Canyon Falls
Box Canyon Falls
0.2 mi away
0.7 mi
200 ft
Ice Park Trail #196
Ice Park Trail #196
0.5 mi away
2.0 mi
437 ft
Million Dollar Highway
0.6 mi away
80.0 mi
Baby Bathtubs Trail
0.8 mi away
Lower Cascade Falls Trail
0.9 mi away
0.3 mi
92 ft
Upper Cascade Falls Trail #213
Upper Cascade Falls Trail #213
1.0 mi away
5.0 mi
1,750 ft
Cascade Creek - Uncompahgre
1.1 mi away
4.0 mi
1,600 ft
Portland Trail
1.1 mi away
3.5 mi
1,050 ft
Cascade and Portland Loop
1.2 mi away
6.0 mi
1,720 ft
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Overview
Middle Oak Canyon - Ouray is a 4 mile round trip canyon trip with 900 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 33 miles south-southeast of Montrose Colorado. August and September are the best months to enjoy this activity. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.


3CIII Canyoneering trip through Middle Oak Creek, rappels to 80 ft. May be combined with Lower Oak Creek. Exit at Lower Oak Creek drop in.


Be careful of rappelling in high flow waterfalls, it can be dangerous if you are not prepared. I would advise against beginners doing this canyon. You will need a wetsuit.

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    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.

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    Directions
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    High Clearance possible when dry

    To canyon trip
    From Ouray, take 3rd avenue west to Oak, Oak bends north, turn west on Queen. Turn south and drive up Pinecrest Blvd to the parking area at the end where the road is closed. High clearance is required. Regular vehicles could park at the a small parking area at the intersection of Queen and Pinecrest.
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