Portland Trail Topo Map

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The quaint mountain town of Ouray boasts some of the most dramatic terrain in the state, and along with the lofty beauty is a rich history underground. The Portland Mine burrowed into the rock in the rugged mountains above Ouray, and today the well-maintained Portland Trail takes hikers on a mellow journey through rich and verdant forest and hugs the edge of a deep valley flanked by a grand amphitheater of beauteous alpine scenery. This epic mountain cirque rises nearly 4000 feet higher than the tiny town below! The trail follows mostly gentle grades, and braids of streams fall down the slopes of the massive bowl, their soothing songs echoing throughout this high-altitude arena. This short loop starts by slanting steeply away from the parking lot, forging southwest through pine and short shrubbery as we head toward the Uncompahgre Gorge. At the trail’s first curve, we are treated to glimpses of the impressive walls and cirques that enfold Ouray. If ever there was an archetypal mountain town, surely this is it. It’s difficult not to just stop and stare—what a beautiful place.
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Ouray, Colorado

Get Portland Trail Topo maps on Trails.com. One of Colorado's best camping sites, Portland Trail is located near Ouray, CO. Trails' printable online topo maps offer shaded and un-shaded reliefs, and aerial photos too! Use topographic map functionality to find elevation, print high resolution maps, save a PNG, or just learn the topography around Portland Trail. You can also get free latitude and longitude coordinates from the topographical map and set your GPS. Subscribers with access to our maps can download or print any topo, and cover more terrain when you map your Portland Trail route ahead of time.

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Mar 2018