About the Ouray Tourism Office
The Ouray Tourism Office is your official resource for planning the perfect trip to Ouray. We invite you to experience the friendly, historic mountain town surrounded by the awe-inspiring San Juan Mountains that we call home.
The Ouray Tourism Office's mission is to enhance the economic vitality of Ouray by connecting visitors with authentic experiences and promoting respect for our community values, history and environment with a vision to develop and uphold Ouray as a world-class, sustainable mountain destination.
Upcoming Business After Hours Networking Events
February 12, 2020, 5-7 pm: The Shaggy Coo (Topic: pending)
March 11, 2020, 5-7 pm: OPEN
April 8, 2020: OPEN
May 13, 2020: OTO Annual Meeting
June 10, 2020: OPEN
July 8, 2020: OPEN
August 12, 2020: OPEN
September 9, 2020: OPEN
October 14, 2020: OPEN
November 11, 2020: OPEN
**Business After Hours generally occurs on the second Wednesday of each month from 5-7 PM. The event is open to OTO Members and invited guests. $5 per person. Please contact us if you would like to host one!
Membership Documents & Information
Leave No Trace Ethics
Stay the Trail Ethics
Ouray Visitor Research Study 2018 - Ouray Ice Climbers
Ouray Visitor Research Study 2017 - Satisfaction Ratings & Winter Interests
Ouray County Outdoor Recreation Study 2017 - Local-business focused planning study for Outdoor Recreation Development in the winter season
Ouray Visitor Research Study 2016 - Satisfaction Ratings & Packaging Interests
Ouray Visitor Research Study 2015 - Satisfaction Ratings
Ouray Visitor Research Study 2014 - Satisfaction Ratings
Industry Resources & Partners
Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce - our business partners down-valley!
Region 10 League for Economic Assistance and Planning - local Small Business Development Center, Business Loan Fund & Regional Economic Development
Colorado Tourism Office Industry Page - get your free Colorado.com listing and learn about partnership opportunities on the state level
Colorado Small Business Development Center - resources to help your business start, grow and prosper
Downtown Colorado, Inc. - assistance in establishing community-wide partnerships to facilitate and encourage community engagement for increased economic vitality.
Colorado C-PACE Better Buildings Initiative - for energy efficiency improvements to capital projects
Enterprise Zone Tax Credits - all of Ouray County is in an Enhanced Enterprise Tax Zone
Grand Junction Business Incubator - Small Business Learning Events & Classes
Mountains & Mesas Regional Profile - the qualities that define our beautiful SW Colorado region
Restaurant Inspection Reports in Ouray County 2016 reports provided by Montrose County Health & Human Services. For restaurant inspection information for 2017 and beyond, please contact the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at (303) 692-3645 and listen to the prompts.
Work With Us!
Ouray Tourism Office Executive Director. The Executive Director is the lead representative of the organization and is responsible for the overall management of the Ouray Tourism Office including budget development and oversight, supervising the OTO Management Team and contractors, executing the annual contract with the City of Ouray, grant writing and management, government and strategic community relations and Board support. Our ideal Executive Director will be a collaborative, community-minded, professional leader who can provide innovative solutions and programs that are informed by industry best practices, relevant data, community character and responsible fiscal management. Full job description available here.
Timeline: Resumes will be accepted until Friday, January 31, 2020. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2020 with interviews scheduled in mid-February.