“The Switzerland of America”
Ouray is high in the Rocky Mountains where Mother Nature calls the shots. You can see snow in July or balmy 60 degree temps in January. The flowers in spring in the high country are a treasure, the green meadows with pine trees that seem to touch the sky in summer, the aspens glow in the fall and blankets of snow and ice in the winter. …What more could you want? It’s always an adventure!! Ouray has over 500 miles of 4-wheeling fun (Jeep or ATV), from easy to class 5 adventures. You can stroll through town to soak in the history or hike through the high country and feel like you are on top of the world. And at the end of the day you can soak under the stars in our Jacuzzi or head to the naturally heated water of the Ouray Hot Springs Pool.
With the snow comes fabulous cross country skiing, snow shoeing with downhill slopes a short drive away plus world class ice climbing right here in town. All these things are the reason why I love Ouray and know you will too. My staff and I look forward to greeting each face. Whether you’re an old family friend or if this is your first visit to Ouray, we’ll do all we can to make your feel at home. We are proud of our property and it truly is an extension of our home.
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).