Trail running near Ouray is very popular during the summer and fall. Numerous trails exist from town that treat runners to delightful overlooks, long ridges, aspen forests and steep ascents. Runners interested in well marked trails with variable terrain need only look to some simple loop runs. The Portland Trail combined with a hike to a scenic overlook makes a great loop while others such as the Silver Shield trail can be either out and back or combined with the Oak Creek trail and/or the Twin Peaks trail for longer stretches. For more information on hiking trails see Ouray Colorado Hiking Trails. You can purchase a trail map at the hotel or directly from the Ouray Trails Group.