Mount Ouray

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Mount Ouray
Marshall Pass, Colorado, 1899.jpg
Mount Ouray above Marshall Pass in 1899.
Elevation 13,961 ft (4,255 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 2,659 ft (810 m)[2]
Mount Ouray is located in Colorado
Mount Ouray
Mount Ouray
Location Chaffee / Saguache counties, Colorado, U.S.
Range Sawatch Mountains
Coordinates 38°25′22″N 106°13′29″W / 38.42278°N 106.22472°W / 38.42278; -106.22472Coordinates: 38°25′22″N 106°13′29″W / 38.42278°N 106.22472°W / 38.42278; -106.22472[1]
Topo map USGS Mount Ouray
Easiest route West ridge, class 2

Mount Ouray is a peak located in the central part of the U.S. state of Colorado. It is 18 miles (29 km) southwest of the town of Salida, in northern Saguache County, the northern base of the peak stretches into to southern Chaffee County. The peak makes up the southern tip of Sawatch Mountains, rising nearly 7,000 feet above the Arkansas River Valley. Monarch Pass is four miles northwest of the peak.

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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  1. ^ a b "Mount Ouray Reset". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  2. ^ "Mount Ouray, Colorado". Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Mount Ouray". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey.