Taste the Local Craft

Ouray's Local Delicacies

Craft in Ouray is not just a noun or adjective, it’s a proud verb that speaks to the quality and variety of our local industry. There’s an independent streak and a “necessity-begets-creativity” attitude that comes along with living in a small mountain town, and these attributes make our local businesses think outside the box and produce uniquely Ouray products for you to discover. From food, to glass, to iron, to beer, to ice, it’s really a handmade and innovative culture here in Ouray.

You won’t find any big box stores or national chains in Ouray, either. Every single business is family-owned and that brings a special personal touch to every interaction you have while you’re in town. This truly is Main Street, USA and you’re usually talking right to the owner when you check into a hotel or order dinner at a restaurant. Ask questions and always share your stories, you’ll feel like you have an entire town of friends and travel experts right at your fingertips while you explore our streets and trails.

Makers, Creators, and Crafters of Ouray

Ways to Immerse Yourself in Our Local Community

Local Eateries

Local Eateries

Our local chefs serve up Ouray as a tasty destination. Every restaurant in town reflects its owner’s talents and taste buds, from sourcing local applewood for barbecue, to featuring in-season vegetables, herbs and meats in daily specials, to locally made doughnuts and breads and food festivals.

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Breweries and Distilleries

Breweries and Distilleries

Ouray County might quite possibly offer the best and most craft beer and spirits per capita in the State of Colorado, it’s a distinction we’ll gladly claim! Sip to your heart's content.

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Historic Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts

Historic Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts

Most of Ouray’s hotels have been around for generations, some of them are over a century old, some may even be haunted but each has a carefully crafted experience and approach to hospitality, no matter what you’re looking for. Each bed and breakfast is totally unique with welcoming owners. These aren’t your granny’s B&B’s!

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Coffee and Chocolate

Coffee and Chocolate

Ouray’s other two great loves...after beer and spirits. Satisfy your sweet tooth or caffeine cravings downtown where you can find a variety of local treats.

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Ouray Ice Park

Ouray Ice Park

Yes, Ouray has fine-tuned and crafted the art for perfect ice climbing! We even have a name for it: “Ice Farming.” The Ouray Ice Park is an engineering feat of its own, as the park is home to a multitude of climbing routes making it a top destination for climbers around the world.

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Trails

Trails

Between the Ouray Trails Group, to the "RAT", the County and local Jeep outfitters, and the clubs that maintain our incredible hiking, biking and 4x4 Trails, we think you’ll be hard pressed to find better crafted or accessible trail experiences anywhere else. This is the land of single-tracks, 4x4 tracks, and ski tracks.

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Arts & Galleries

Arts & Galleries

Hand blown, slumped and leaded glass is a valley speciality, as is custom ceramic and iron work, while the photography and painting take their inspiration from our spectacular surroundings. Ouray is also home to great arts & crafts festivals, art exhibitions and classes.

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Ridgway Creative District

Ridgway Creative District

Ridgway’s craft producers earned the entire town the designation as a creative district. Jump in and get creative.

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