Ouray is the perfect place to visit for your summer or winter vacation. There is an abundance of activities in the summer, from jeeping to horseback riding. In winter, visit our world famous ice climbing park or snowmobile in the wilderness. You can also ski at our local Lee's Ski Hill or take the short drive to the world famous Telluride Ski Resort.
From your vacation rental you will have easy access to:
Ouray Ice Park
The Ouray Ice Park (the Park) is a manmade ice climbing venue operated in a spectacular natural gorge just outside the town of Ouray, CO. It is home to more than 200 named ice and mixed climbs, most within a 15-minute walk of the Park entrance. The Park and its infrastructure are jointly owned and managed by the City of Ouray, the nonprofit Ouray Ice Park, Inc. (OIPI), and a mix of other private and public landowners. Each winter, OIPI hosts the Ouray Ice Festival to celebrate the Park and raise funds for its operation. Despite the high cost of its maintenance, the Park remains free and open for public use. In nearly 20 years of operation, it has become one of the premier ice climbing venues in the world.
Ouray Hot Springs Pool
Ouray’s 250 to 150 foot public pool contains over a million gallons of crystal clear natural hot springs water, free from the strong smell of sulfur typical of many hot springs. The pool is filled with other healing minerals, including barium, fluoride, nitrate, selenium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, chloride, sulfate, bicarbonate, boron, iron, manganese, molybdenum, ammonia, phosphate, zinc, and lithium, In addition to several soaking sections at a variety of temperatures ranging from 88 to 106 degrees, the pool has a lap swimming section, a diving area, a large slide, a shallow section for younger children and a game area for water volleyball.
Ouray's World Famous Jeep Trails
At an elevation of 7700 feet and surrounded by 14’ers (Colorado lingo for 14,000 ft mountains), Ouray is a small town devoted to outdoor recreation. Where else can you find a town of this size boasting 8 different Jeep rental businesses!
Ouray also has some of the more famous high mountain passes including Black Bear, Imogene, Engineer, and others within easy driving distance of town.
Experience what the old time ski resorts were like. At Silverton Mountain you will find amazing lines in every direction and one chairlift perfectly located to deliver you to the goods. Imagine a place where the average total snowfall of over 400" exceeds the amount of daily visitors. Advanced and expert only riding, no groomers, no clearcut runs and a real mountain experience with plenty of adventure on tap. All thrills no frills.
Kendall Mountain (Silverton)
4 Runs, plus Tree Runs, Small Jumps, Rails & Features, 1 Double Chairlift (1050 ft), 240' Vertical Drop
$15 Adults (age 18-64), $10 Youth (age 6-17), $10 Seniors (age 65+), Free Children (age 5 & under)
Telluride Ski Resort
Averaging more than 300 inches of snow and 300 days of sunshine each year, odds are you’ll find fantastic conditions on Telluride’s 1700 skiable acres. And forget crowds: the trails are never packed, and there is rarely a lift line.
Long time favorites include The Plunge for experts, intermediate See Forever, and the 4.6 mile Galloping Goose for beginners. Freestylers of all levels can hit one of several terrain parks.
Book online or call 970-596-7784 to book your Ouray Vacation today!