Local Food Options

Local Food Options

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

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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. 

Where to Stay

Where to Stay

What to Do

What to Do

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 SpringsChaffee CountySteamboat 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.

Featured Festivals and Events

Featured Festivals and Events

Between the 4th of July Celebration, Ouray ice Fest, and regular live entertainment in town, Ouray hosts a plethora of events and festivals that bring visitor's from all around the globe. Check out our upcoming events to see how they can compliment your next experience.

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Gateway to the San Juan Mountains

Gateway to the San Juan Mountains

They don't call us the Switzerland of America for nothing. Our proximity to the rugged San Juan Mountains make us a mecca for adventurers across the board. In the winter, skiers, sledders, and othe alpine enthusiast are attracted for the varying terrain and bountiful snow. In the summer, enjoying the vast trail network is the name of the game where activities like MTB, off-roading, horseback riding, and hiking are the go-to.

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