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The City of Ouray

Ouray is the quintessential mountain town, population 850 people (150 mule deer, 24 Pronghorn sheep, 2 mountain lions, and 6 black bear, more or less), elevation 7800 ft, no traffic lights in town, only one the county. Ouray sits on the floor of a small box canyon with steep walls to 10,000 ft. Hiking in the Ouray area typically involves 1,000 ft vertical gain for every mile hiked.

The town of Ouray is an outdoor adventure sports community. For years it has been popular among the hiking, backpacking, ice climbing, and 4WD communities. Recent developments are extensive rock climbing, canyoning, and multiple Via Ferratta. The locals all support these activities and welcome canyoneering as another outdoor adventure sport.

Grocery Stores & Markets:

Ouray has one small market to purchase food. Ridgway has another small market. Larger grocery stores are available in Montrose, Colorado or Durango, Colorado on the way into town.  Ouray has a liquor store, two microbreweries, and one distillery, all on Main Street



Ouray has several restaurants along Main Street.  Just 15-20 minutes north of Ouray, Ridgway also offers more dining opportunities.


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Ouray hosts many big events and for a town of only 850 people, has 3000 bed spaces.


Rustic camping can be found out of town (Thistledown and Angel Campgrounds) with minimal services, the Amphitheater Campground which near enough to town and for cellular signals depending on your cell phone carrier, and many Bed and Breakfast or Hotel locations.


Lodging - Bridal Veil B&B

At our accommodations, pamper yourself with a vacation featuring personal care and beautiful mountain views









Lodging - Box Canyon Lodge and Hot Springs


With its peaceful location, clean, comfortable, nicely decorated rooms, meticulously-maintained grounds and warm, personal service, the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, a wonderful hotel in Ouray,  has become the home away from home for many of Ouray’s visitors.  This lovely Ouray hot springs motel provides comfort and convenience to those traveling to Ouray Colorado.         



Lodging - Ouray Chalet Inn


When choosing a Ouray Hotel, you have many options. The best choice is the one that gives you local, family-owned hospitality combined with centralized access to our unmatched outdoor lifestyle.

We are conveniently located within walking distance to the local social life, shopping, entertainment, and the dining experience of this small western town. Ouray Chalet Inn is your best choice. Amenities, Parking & Convenience are the three “have-to’s” for most travelers. Ouray Chalet Inn offers all three. Our commitment to our guests is to ensure that you made the best choice for a Ouray Hotel. Our amenities include, free WIFI, in-room refrigerator and microwave, and satellite TV. We are located directly on Main Street, and offer Free Onsite Parking, and are only walking steps away from local stores, dining, shopping and entertainment.




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Lodging - Amphitheater Campground



The Amphitheatre Campground is located on the side of a mountain above Ouray.  Some sites are reservable six months in advance of your stay.

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