Even if you’ve never stepped foot in Ouray, you’ve likely read or heard about its near legendary sights and its incredibly picturesque vistas. If you’re a budding or professional photographer or a photo snapping hobbyist looking to share a picture that speaks a thousand words, Ouray is ideal. Let’s explore some of the best places to enjoy these incredible vistas.
We’ll begin with San Juan Skyway, a 200+ mile byway winding through the majestic San Juan Mountains that connects Ouray to its neighbors like Telluride, Silverton, and Ridgway. For the best views, consider visiting during the month of June to admire the lupines and daisies. During the fall, the golden aspens adorn Mount Sneffels.
Ouray has several different hot springs to explore, but Ouray Hot Springs Pool arguably outdoes them all. The newly renovated pool has been around since the 1920s and provides some truly spectacular vistas of the rapturous 12,000+ foot peaks.
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park is notable for the 250+ cascade spilling into the canyon. To really get a feel for its majesty, go for a hike across the steel bridge if you’re adventurous enough. Don’t forget to admire the stunning unobstructed panoramas.
This update is provided by Twins Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs. Our Ouray Colorado lodging, full-service hotel has seven different room types including rooms for couples or families with children. Our amenities include hot springs, a free breakfast, spectacular vistas of the mountains, and much more. For additional information on our location including Ouray Colorado restaurants, please call 800.207.2700 or visit us at 125 3rd Avenue Ouray, Colorado 81427.