On the Water

Raft Exhilarating Whitewater, Tube Down Placid Streams, SUP on a Remote Mountain Lake, and Boat and Swim at our Local “Beach"

For all the quietude of Ouray, there’s a whole lot of exhilaration here, too. These tranquil alpine lakes and meandering streams give way to fast-moving waters in a heartbeat. Kayakers, rafters and canoeists, see the adventure in the white-caps of the area’s rushing rivers. Book a raft trip down the rapid-filled Gunnison River Gorge and marvel at the pristine wilderness, world-class fishing and stunning geology. Spend a lazy day tubing down the mellow waters of the Uncompahgre River from Ridgway to the State Park. Rent a boat on Ridgway Reservoir so the kids can waterski or tube in the shadow of Mount Sneffels and the Cimarron Range. Or, take it easy by enjoying a quiet summer sunset on the lake on a paddleboard. The healing waters around Ouray certainly extend far beyond the famous hot springs.

For more information about water fun please contact one of our local guide companies, you can find their information here.

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