Local Food Options

Local Food Options

Find local restaurants open for delivery and takeout service for food and alcohol.

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Family Fun

Family Adventures in Ouray

Ouray is proud to be a family-friendly destination that offers visitors an immersive connection to the great outdoors. Complimented by a friendly community and long list of fun activities, our town and backyard is the perfect place to instill adventure and appreciation for the outdoors within your family. From Grandparents to couples to kids, our slice of the Rocky Mountains offers something for everyone. Get ready to reconnect, unplug, and enjoy your experience.

More Ways to Play

Jeeping

Jeeping

On the Snow

On the Snow

Rafting, Kayaking, and Swimming

Rafting, Kayaking, and Swimming

Dining & Eats

Dining & Eats

Climbing

Climbing

Hot Springs

Hot Springs

Ghost Towns

Ghost Towns

Events & Culture

Events & Culture

Let the Kids Play

Ouray is a wonderful, safe community that welcomes families and kids. Both easy to travel to and affordable for vacations, our town offers many reasonably-priced accommodations from hotels, to rental homes, to campgrounds and cabins. Main Street is full of kid-friendly restaurants and stores, and our local guides are ready to plan a safe and fun adventure for your family.

Top 5 Activities for Families with Kids

Hook a Fish

Hook a Fish

Earn your family's first fishing story by booking a trip with one of our town's recognized fishing guides! Inside the Box Canyon, Ouray is home to numerous rivers and streams that make our town a favored fishing destination. For the complete experience, head to Rigs Fly Shop and Guide Service to schedule your ideal trip.

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Pan for Gold

Pan for Gold

Located just north of town, you and your family can tour a real silver and goal mine! The Bachelor-Syracuse Mine offers a hands on experience taking you underground through their mine alongside a trained guide. This activity is rich in both education and fun.

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Splish Splash at the Ouray Hot Springs

Splish Splash at the Ouray Hot Springs

The Ouray Hot Springs Pool is the largest and most iconic hot springs pool in our region. Surrounded by 13,000-foot snow-capped peaks, this location offers five total geothermal heated pools. Ouray Hot Springs has an adult only soaking section, two fast water slides, a playground/obstacle course and climbing wall in the activity pool, a workout pool with 8 lap lanes, and two all-ages pools. If you're looking for something everyone will enjoy, you can't go wrong here.

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Take a Climbing Lesson

Take a Climbing Lesson

Over the years, Ouray has become a mecca for climbing; scenic vistas, world renowned ice climbing, and ample backcountry terrain come together to make an exceptional climbing destination. Regardless of family size or ability level, booking a climbing ability is a great activity to spend the day with.

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Conquer the Rapids

Conquer the Rapids

Whether you're chasing adventure or more interested in a leisurely float down our scenic rivers, we have the perfect trip for you. Connect with one of our local river outfitters to start planning your next adventure today.

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