Ouray County in SW Colorado

Gem of the Rockies & Switzerland of America

Named one of America's most picturesque cities by Sunset Magazine, Ouray is truly the "Gem of the Rockies." Sparkling waterfalls, year-round natural hot springs pool and charming Victorian architecture are only a few of the city's many-faceted attractions. More than 500 miles of trails lead to adventure for hikers, mountain bikers and 4-wheel drivers. In winter, enjoy alpine and nordic skiing, snow shoeing, unparalleled ice climbing and a multitude of other winter experiences. Ridgway Reservoir offers great fishing, boating and wildlife watching year round. Ouray is a treasure trove of priceless memories any time of year.


Ouray, Colorado

Stunning and breathtaking, it is easy to understand why people from all over the world come here to retreat, relax and recreate in this "Switzerland of America". Celebrations during the year include Taste of Ouray, July 4th, Alpine Artist Holidays, Grillin' Chillin' and Thrillin', Octoberfest & Jeep Raffle Giveaway, Yule Night, Festivus, New Year's Eve and the Ouray Ice Climbing Festival.


Located just 10 minutes north of Ouray, this small community is a gentle tribute to western charm. Nestled in the valley between the San Juan and Cimmaron Mountains, this northern part of the county offers a recreational paradise. Other highlights include Ridgway State Park Reservoir and Recreation Area and a championship 18 hole golf course at
Divide Ranch.


Ouray Chamber Resort Association
P.O. Box 145
Ouray, CO 81427
(800) 228-1876
Ouray Colorado Website

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