• Taste the Local Craft

    Taste the Local Craft

    food, breweries, distilleries

    Local Food Guide

  • Just Jeeping Through

    Just Jeeping Through

    off-road, trails, mud, and winches

    4x4 and Jeeping

  • Steam off Some Snow

    Steam off Some Snow

    we could stand to lose a little

    Hot Springs and Pools

  • Ouray, Colorado

    Ouray, Colorado

    Ouray has been a special destination of world travelers for more than 100 years. This small intimate community is nestled in some of the most rugged and towering peaks of the Rockies. Set at the narrow head of a valley at 7,792 feet and surrounded on three sides with 13,000 foot snowcapped peaks - Ouray is home to hundreds of miles of historic Jeep roads, sulfur-free hot springs with stunning views and the world-famous Ouray Ice Park.

  • The San Juans

    The San Juans

    our favorite range of The Rockies

    Free Visitor Guide

Come Relax in our Hot Springs

Our famous sulfur-free hot springs are the perfect place to steam off a long day of adventures!

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Jeeping Capitol of the World

Ouray has earned the much-deserved reputation as the "Jeeping Capitol of the World". Jeep roads, rated from easy to difficult, traverse a variety of terrain from extreme high mountain passes and rugged winding roads to areas of spectacular wildflowers that blanket the ground throughout the spring and summer. Four-wheeling enthusiasts travel here all summer long for the breathtaking scenery and then again during the fall months for the spectacular amber colors. In fact, the world-famous Jeep® Jamboree holds its annual rally here every fall. The roads and vistas are truly spectacular.

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Driving the San Juan Skyway

The San Juan Skyway is one of the most scenic drives in America, spanning elevations from 6,200 feet near Cortez to 11,008 feet at Red Mountain Pass. Along the route you'll find fresh alpine forests, historic mining towns, expansive cattle ranges, and prehistoric Indian ruins.

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Winter in Ouray

frankdeese iceparkview smWith a blanket of snow and the twinkle of holiday lights, Ouray is bundling up for a fantastic winter season. Most of our visitors enjoy the gorgeous summer days and cool nights, but our town doesn’t close for the winter. Read on to learn more about our amazing winter offerings, you might find yourself longing for a winter mountain getaway!

Come for one of our WinterFest events and experience Ouray's cheery answer to holiday stress! Upcoming events include a solstice stargazing night, New Year’s Celebrations and Fireworks, Ice Rink Games and Soups & Toddies at the Ouray Ice Park. The Wright Opera House in Ouray and Sherbino Theater in Ridgway also produce and host a full schedule of live music performances, weekly indie films, lectures and live performances. For full details on weekend events, click here.

Ski without the crowds in the solitude and endless powder fields of the San Juan Mountains. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and backcountry adventures await you. If you're a downhill skier, then make friendly Ouray your home base for the world-class resorts and skiing in Telluride, Silverton and Durango.

It just about time for the cold temperatures and expert “farming” to converge and make the ice conditions in the Uncompahgre River Gorge superb for the fast growing sport of ice climbing. The park is about to open for the season so make sure you book a trip to check ice climbing off your bucket list.

Finally, don't forget to spend some time soaking the wintry views from our many local hot springs. To learn more about Hot Springs in Ouray and surrounding areas, click here.

Photo courtesy of Frank Deese: View of Ouray from the Ouray Ice Park

About Ouray

Ouray has been a special destination of world travelers for more than 100 years. This small intimate community is nestled in some of the most rugged and towering peaks of the Rockies. Set at the narrow head of a valley at 7,792 feet and surrounded on three sides with 13,000 foot snowcapped peaks - Ouray is home to hundreds of miles of historic Jeep roads, sulfur-free hot springs with stunning views and the world-famous Ouray Ice Park.

Remarkably, two-thirds of Ouray's original Victorian structures, are still occupied, and have been lovingly restored in order to preserve their turn-of-the-century charm.

 

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