Experience the Land of Ice and Steam
Welcome to the City of Ouray, the “Outdoor Recreation Capital of Colorado”. Centrally located in Southwestern Colorado, Ouray is the perfect basecamp for your explorations offering treasure trove of unique experiences all year long. Visit our unforgettable scenery, experience our authentic small town culture, attend weekly arts and cultural opportunities and embark on endless adventures.
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Nestled in a canyon at the base of the stunning San Juan Mountains, this quaint town acts as a base camp for families and adventurers alike searching for memorable experiences in the great outdoors. What makes Ouray truly one-of-a-kind is its personality. Coupled with the majestic mountains and charming Victorian streets, the spirit of the Old West abounds in town and Ouray’s residents keep it alive through their friendliness, hospitality and genuine nature. This historic energy reverberates along the valley’s walls and makes simple things like hiking the Perimeter Trail, listening to live music in the park, strolling through the eclectic shops along Main Street or grabbing a bite at one of the fantastic, locally owned restaurants especially memorable. You’ve arrived to the ultimate guide to enjoying Ouray, Colorado… now let’s plan an unforgettable trip.
Featured Activity: A Stop on the Historic Hot Springs Loop
Ouray is one of five premier hot springs destinations in the western part of the state have formed the 720-mile Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop, which showcases some of the most popular hot springs attractions in the country. Our partner communities include Pagosa Springs, Chaffee County, Steamboat Springs and Glenwood Springs. Our various hot springs and pools are unique whereas they are free of the strong sulfur (“rotten egg”) smell that you encounter at many other hot springs. This has to do with our water’s mineral content and our local geology.