Top Reasons to Stay with Ouray Mountain Vacations
- Mountains surround the small town of Ouray, famous for its off-roading trails that cut through mountain passes and ghost towns.
- The two-bedroom condominiums and roomy townhouses are located about 3/4 of a mile from Ouray Hot Springs Pool, a year-round public pool filled with more than a million gallons of natural-hot-springs water and healing minerals.
- The world-renowned Ouray Ice Park, a manmade ice-climbing venue with more than 200 routes inside of the natural Uncompahgre River Gorge gorge on the edge of town, is just minutes away.
- Telluride Ski Resort is a one-hour drive from the properties. Also about an hour away is Silverton Mountain, which also has great skiing.
- Newly built Elkhorn townhomes have full kitchens, private garages, decks with gas grills, and superior mountain views.
Ouray, Colorado: Former Mining Town Enclosed by Rocky Mountain Wilderness
The former gold- and silver-mining town of Ouray sits at a 7,760-foot elevation in a box canyon of southwest Colorado. Craggy, red-hued mountains surround the town on three sides, with Victorian-style homes, converted saloons, and other 19th-century buildings on the valley floor. So isolated is this rugged patch of backcountry that Butch Cassidy was able to hide here in 1889 after robbing a bank for the first time in nearby Telluride. Today, many visitors explore the wilderness via four-wheelers and hiking trails, including those found at Box Canyon Waterfall & Park. With suspension bridges, wildflower meadows, rare birds, and the 285-foot Box Canyon Waterfall, the park is filled with postcard-worthy scenery.