Mt. Ouray  
Condition Updates  
Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2017-10-27, By: bmcqueen
Info: Route is clear and dry. No need for traction at all. Also did Chipeta and the neighboring unnamed 13er - also dry. 
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Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2017-09-26, By: ZLewis
Info: Clear past treeline, light snow patches approaching the summit with no ice. A few inches of snow on top. 
Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2017-07-29, By: JasonKline
Info: Summer conditions. No appreciable snow. 
Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2017-07-04, By: jasayrevt
Info: Also, traversed over to PT 13,472 A. 13er summits are an inspiring, invigorating hobby. This classic route is another recommended, straightforward path. It has incredible views of many quality neighboring Sawatch Rangers (i.e. Anotra). Conditions up high were moonlit, summer bluebird, etc. So, perfect for navigating these slopes and ridge line extremely well. Standard light pack plus trail runners approach was good. Pictures with a topographic map diagram have been included as beta. Climb safely out there mountaineers 
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Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2017-06-18, By: CMar75
Info: Any remaining snow is completely avoidable. No traction needed. Lots of mosquitoes below tree line and lots of wind above. Beautiful hike!! 
Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2016-11-15, By: bdloftin77
Info: Dry. From the 200C Spur, there's actually a faint trail that can be followed to treeline. 
Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2016-09-23, By: Old Hickory
Info: Today, dry and perfect conditions in the morning. Summertime except for 30-35 mph winds, temps only in mid-40s. 
Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2016-06-20, By: jwgrosser
Info: Nothing really to add to previous reports other than pictures. No traction or floatation needed. 
Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2016-06-18, By: sheller
Info: Perfect conditions today. Some snow in the area, but nothing on the route. The mosquitoes are a little crazy so bring bug spray. We camped near the cabin and there are some decent tent spots in the area. 
Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2016-06-13, By: Shattuck311
Info: Snow intermittent but mostly avoidable in trees. Once above treeline, route is completely clear. Wore trail runners with no flotations. 
Route: East ridge
Posted On: 2016-06-05, By: benglish
Info: Summer is here. Hiked in running shoes until 0.5mi below the summit. Boots were nice for the last bit but no flotation needed. 
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Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2015-07-28, By: Jesse M
Info: Had a great hike on Saturday. I arrived late Friday night at the TH to find it completely empty. The Grays Creek TH is a large pull off just before a metal sign that reads, "GRAYS CREEK". A good trail starts at this point. A good trail can be found on all of this hike except from the Bristle Cone forest to the east ridge. It could be tricky on the descent to find the trail below the Bristle Cone forest. I have included a picture, I hope it could be useful. Very neat location, saw only 6 people all day-2 on summit who did W. Ridge, 3 going up when I was going down, and 1 lone dude near the TH in long johns, no shirt, eating a can of pumpkin seeds who asked me about the trail in the "spree". Never heard that before, but he said it means above treeline, I like it. The red arrow shows the hill you want to go to the left or north to find the good trail down. The black arrow shows the path I took. 
Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2015-07-11, By: BillMiddlebrook
Info: Dry from Marshall Pass to the summit. 
Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2015-06-22, By: lbeetle
Info: Trail is in good shape with some wet areas from snow melt. Patches of snow above tree line are small and avoidable. Boots are not necessary but waterproof shoes are recommended. Mosquitoes are out in force and be aware of tent worms dropping from the trees! 
Route: Devils Arm Chair Loop
Posted On: 2015-06-09, By: illusion7il
Info: Devils Arm Chair Loop from Grays Creek TH. Mostly dry trail to access either ridge with a few snow piles Some stretches of snow from around 13K to the top on both Ridges, No flotation was needed. 
Route: Ouray Creek
Posted On: 2015-06-03, By: WillRobnett
Info: Marshall Pass was clear up to Ouray Creek at the south of Mt. Ouray. Following the creek to treeline you'll find 4+ feet snow drifts with patchy dry spots right now. Down trees cover the ridge to the right of Ouray Creek with snow drifts as well. Above treeline you could snow climb the SW face all the way to the summit and glissade 2000 feet down over a network of patches. The E/SE ridge was covered in snow. 
Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2014-11-09, By: zdero1
Info: Road up Marshall Pass is clear to the TH. Very minimal snow on the entire route with only a few steps into foot deep snow going up the final section of the ridge to the summit. This will definitely change if the forecast for up to a foot of new snow this week is accurate. 
Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2014-10-01, By: KTC88
Info: Lousy weather on Tuesday...snow, rime ice, and high winds. Road to the Marshall Pass TH was in great condition. Trail was good until above treeline where it was covered in snow, 4-8". Once on the Continental Divide Trail and all the way to the summit, rocks were covered in snow and rime ice. I didn‘t use micro spikes, but probably should have in a few places. 
Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2014-06-21, By: Scanner
Info: If you‘re planning on climbing the West Ridge route from Marshall Pass this weekend (or maybe next), bring lots of mosquito repellent. Like a couple cans of heavy-duty OFF. Or extra-strength Backwoods Cutter. Or Napalm. Something. 
Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2014-06-16, By: Presto
Info: West Ridge route is snow free (2WD road to Marshall Pass is snow free). 

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