Welcome to the “Switzerland of America”
Nestled in the San Juan Mountains, Ouray is one of Colorado’s best-kept secrets. Known as the “Switzerland of America,” Ouray has a little bit of everything for everyone, for every season. From the splendor of spring and summer to the vivid colors of fall and the serene wonderland of winter, the awe-inspiring beauty and boundless activities of Ouray await. Whether you simply wish to rejuvenate yourself by relaxing and basking in nature’s glory or prefer to tackle one or all of the adventures this nature’s playground has to offer, how active you are is based solely on your state of mind and your imagination.
Where the mountains take center stage…
Ouray offers a variety of fun and exciting summer activities such as jeeping, hiking, horseback riding and fishing. We also offer some great winter activities such as downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snow shoeing. Ouray is also the home of our famous natural hot springs and our ice climbing park, the Ouray Ice Park
There is so much to see and do, plan on visiting for several days. And remember, after your adventure, the Ouray Chalet Inn will be waiting – a welcomed respite where you can relax on the shaded patio or in the outdoor hot tub, take in the gorgeous scenery, and reflect on the days adventure (… and plan tomorrows).