Explore Ouray, Colorado

A Victorian winter wonderland, Ouray is a unique mountain destination for world travelers for more than 100 years, with quality lodging, restaurants, shops, and activities available year-round. Ouray is home to hundreds of miles of historic Jeep roads, natural sulfur-free hot springs with stunning views, the world-renowned Ouray Ice Park, and spectacular back-county and cross-country skiing.

Take a step back in time and experience our legends and unique landscape. Enjoy the Victorian architecture, friendly mountain people, and a peaceful atmosphere that runs on its own time. More about Ouray and neighboring town Ridgeway.

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Ouray Valley

Attractions in Ouray

Ouray Hot Springs Pool

Enjoy the soothing pleasure of soaking in all natural hot springs water in this family-oriented facility, which includes a fitness center.  The pool offers three temperatures of sulfur-free mineral waters ranging from 80-104 degrees.  Open year-round.  1200 Main Street, 970-325-7073. View our Colorado Hot Springs Guide.

Box Canyon Falls & Park

Visit Box Canyon Falls, a spectacular geological wonder where a 285-foot waterfall plummets into a narrow quartzite canyon.  CR 361, 970-325-7080

Ouray Historical Walking Tour

Ouray is proud to be a designated National Historic District.  Stop by the Visitors Center or Historical Museum for a complimentary brochure and map that explores the entire town, showcasing private homes and other examples of Victorian architecture.


Ouray is home to over 70 spectacular well-maintained trails, many of which are easily accessible from town.  Enjoy the Ouray Perimeter Trail, Uncompaghre Riverwalk, and Bear Creek National Recreation Trail, just to name a few.  Hiking maps and books are available at the Ouray Visitor Center.

Jeeping & Off-Highway Adventures

Ouray offers access to hundreds of miles of historic mining roads, popular with off-highway and 4-wheeling enthusiasts.  Traverse a variety of forest and alpine terrain and view extreme mountain peaks, wildflowers, and waterfalls.  Visit ghost towns and historic mining buildings.  Local tour and rental companies let visitors customize their adventures.