Top Reasons to Visit Ouray Mountain Vacations
- Cedar-log Elkhorn cabins have large front porches with gas grills and feature scenic mountain views.
- Newly built Elkhorn townhouses are equipped with full kitchens, private garages, and more spectacular mountain views.
- The properties are located about 3/4 of 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 inside of a natural gorge on the edge of town, is just minutes away.
- Telluride Ski Resort is a one-hour drive from the properties.
Ouray, Colorado: Former Mining Town Enclosed by Rocky Mountain Wilderness
The former gold- and silver-mining colony 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 back country 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.
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