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The Best Attractions In and Around Ouray

With top-notch lodging, dining options, and year-round activities, Ouray has been a popular mountain destination for tourists for more than 100 years. In addition to the world-famous Ouray Ice Park, Ouray is home to hundreds of miles of old Jeep roads, sulfur-free natural hot springs with breathtaking views, and fantastic backcountry and cross-country skiing. Continue reading to learn more about the best attractions in Ouray to visit.

Historical Walking Tour

For a free booklet and map that explores the entire town and highlights individual residences and other examples of Victorian architecture, stop by the Visitors Center or Historical Museum.

Hiking Trails

Ouray has more than 70 magnificent, well-maintained hiking routes, several of which are close to the town, such as the Ouray Perimeter Trail. 

Box Canyon Falls & Park

A 285-foot waterfall plunges into a constrained quartzite canyon in this breathtaking natural wonder.

Off-Road Adventures

Numerous miles of old mine roads are accessible from Ouray and are well-liked by off-road and four-wheel drive enthusiasts. View wildflowers, waterfalls, and extreme mountain peaks as you travel through a range of off-road terrain. You can also explore antique mining structures and ghost towns. Visitors can personalize their journey with help from a local Ouray Jeep rental company.

Hot Springs

Enjoy the soothing pleasure of soaking in completely natural hot springs water. After a day of activity, recharging in a hot spring in Ouray, Colorado is the ultimate way to unwind and relax.

This update is provided by Twins Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs. Our 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 Ouray Colorado lodging location, please call 877.775.1273 or visit us at 125 3rd Avenue Ouray, Colorado 81427.