Mount Ouray facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Ouray
Mount Ouray above Marshall Pass in 1899.
|Elevation||13,961 ft (4255.4 m) NAVD88|
|Prominence||2659 ft (810 m)|
|Isolation||13.58 mi (21.9 km)|
|Location||Chaffee and Saguache counties, Colorado, United States|
|Parent range||Sawatch Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS 7.5' topographic map
Mount Ouray, Colorado
|Easiest route||West ridge, class 2|
Mount Ouray is a high and prominent mountain summit in the far southern Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,961-foot (4255.4 m) thirteener is located in San Isabel National Forest, 7.5 miles (12.0 km) west (bearing 270°) of Poncha Pass, Colorado, United States, on the boundary between Chaffee and Saguache counties. The mountain was named in honor of Ute Chief Ouray.
The mountain is named after the Ute Chief Ouray. Nearby Mount Chipeta, just over a mile to the northwest of Mount Ouray, is named after Chief Ouray's wife.
The standard route is the west ridge. Starting at Marshall Pass, the route heads north along the Continental Divide until the west ridge of Mount Ouray is reached. From there, one can hike east along this ridge up to the summit.
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