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Ouray lies in a picturesque river valley at 7,700 feet above sea level, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, northeast of Telluride. It is often called the "Switzerland of America." The San Juan Mountains and the Uncompaghre National Forest surround this small town of approximately 800 residents. The Alpine Loop is located on the east side of town (from Lake City and Silverton,) and the San Juan Skyway winds its' way through town following a north-south canyon. Mt. Sneffels, one of Colorado's famous "Fourteener's," is directly west of town. The town of Ouray is the site of many natural hot springs, several of which have been developed into spas and health facilities. It's also considered one of the premier ice climbing spots in America. Other recreational opportunities in Ouray include hiking, mountain biking, fishing and hunting, horseback riding, skiing and jeep tours of the high country surrounding the town. The spectacular mountain scenery also provides unparalleled photographic opportunities. Like many of the other small towns of the region, Ouray begin as a mining town and many of the original 19th century homes and buildings still remain today. The historic Beaumont Hotel, for example, was built in 1887, and is listed on the National Historic Register. Be sure to check with the local Historical Society for a walking tour of Ouray's private homes.

Surrounding areas: Telluride, Colorado (9.8 mi), Ridgway, Colorado (10.2 mi), Mountain Village, Colorado (11.9 mi), Silverton, Colorado (14.6 mi), Lake City, Colorado (19.4 mi), Vallecito Lake, Colorado (23.6 mi), Rico, Colorado (30.1 mi)

Ouray Vacation Rentals

Ouray Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Ouray Comfort Inn191 5TH AveOuray, CO (970) 325-7203
Ouray Hotel303 6TH AveOuray, CO (970) 325-0500
ST Elmo Hotel Inc426 Main StOuray, CO (970) 325-4951
Ice House Lodge310 South Fir StTelluride, CO9.7 mi.(970) 728-6300
Inn At Lost CreekTelluride, CO9.7 mi.(970) 728-5678
New Sheridan Hotel231 W Colorado AveTelluride, CO9.7 mi.(970) 728-4351
The Peaks At Telluride136 Country CLB DrTelluride, CO9.7 mi.(970) 728-3165
Wyndham Lodge At The Peaks457 MTN VLG BlvdTelluride, CO9.7 mi.(970) 369-5000
Super 8 Lodge373 Palomino TrailRidgeway, CO9.8 mi.(970) 626-5444
Camel's Garden Hotel250 West San Juan AveTelluride, CO9.8 mi.(970) 728-9300
Victorian Inn401 W PacificTelluride, CO9.8 mi.(970) 728-6601
Telluride Mountainside Inn333 S Davis StTelluride, CO9.9 mi.(888) 728-1950
The Wyman Hotel & Inn1371 Greene StSilverton, CO14.5 mi.(800) 609-7845
Rocky Top Lodge1450 N Hwy 149Lake City, CO19.4 mi.(970) 944-2780
Purgatory Village Hotel5 Skier PLDurango, CO28.0 mi.(800) 693-0175
Bed & Breakfast
Bear Creek Bed And Breakfast221 E Colorado AveTelluride, CO9.6 mi.(970) 728-6681

Ouray Weather & Climate

Southwest Colorado has a four-season alpine climate. This region is on the Western Slope of the Continental Divide at 7,200 feet above sea level. The combination of high desert plateau and Rocky Mountains to the north and east create an unusually mild climate. Temperatures here are much cooler in the summer than most of the surrounding southwestern United States. The area is also blessed with 300 days of sunshine per year. The climate of Colorado, in general, is difficult to describe because it varies so widely from place to place. The climate of any particular place in this region is profoundly affected by differences in elevation, and to a lesser degree, by the orientation of mountain ranges and valleys and wind direction. Wide variations occur within short distances.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 15°F 1.79 in. -
February 35°F 18°F 1.73 in. -
March 41°F 24°F 2.67 in. -
April 50°F 30°F 2.24 in. -
May 60°F 37°F 2.03 in. -
June 71°F 45°F 1.26 in. -
July 75°F 51°F 2.04 in. -
August 74°F 50°F 2.21 in. -
September 67°F 44°F 2.03 in. -
October 56°F 34°F 2.22 in. -
November 40°F 23°F 2.28 in. -
December 32°F 16°F 1.68 in. -

Ouray Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Montrose Regional airport (MTJ) located about 35 miles northwest of Ouray in Montrose, Colorado, the Gunnison Crested Butte Regional airport (GUC) located approximately 53 miles northeast of Ouray in Gunnison, Colorado, the Durango La Plata County airport (DRO) located roughly 60 miles south of Ouray in Durango, Colorado, and finally Stevens Field (2V1) located around 61 miles southeast of Ouray in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

Ouray Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Fun JunctionGrand JunctionCO86.2 mi.
Water Parks
Butch Cassidy King World Water ParkMoabUT108.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Fairway Pines Golf CourseRidgwayCO10.0 mi.
Ski Areas
TellurideTellurideCO9.7 mi.
PurgatoryDurangoCO52.9 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO69.3 mi.
Powderhorn ResortMesaCO83.0 mi.
AspenAspenCO93.0 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO93.0 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO93.0 mi.
TiehackAspenCO93.0 mi.
Sunlight Mountain ResortGlenwood SpringsCO107.2 mi.
Ski CooperLeadvilleCO112.9 mi.
State Parks
Chipeta State ParkCO29.9 mi. 

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