The “musts” for your vacation to Ouray, Colorado

While there’s not a lot you can do wrong on a visit to Ouray, there are definitely some things you can do right. We’re here to make sure you know what they are.




Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 1.52.04 PM1) Stay centrally

The town is tiny, it’s true, but at an elevation of nearly 8,000 feet, even a short walk can feel like more. So grant yourself the luxury of staying smack dab in the middle of shops, restaurants, cafés, galleries and hikes at the Ouray Chalet Inn. They do a lovely job of pairing family-owned hospitality with first-class accommodation. Oh, and enjoying a soak in their hot tub after a long day of 4-wheeling, hiking, canyoning or shopping is an added bonus.


2) Explore via 4×4

Alpine Scenic Tours

Photo courtesy of Alpine Scenic Tours

Get above tree line onto the epic passes and into the basins that make Ouray famous. Alpine Scenic Tours offers a first-class tour complete with luxuries like heated bucket seats and wind screens, but rugged enough to leave you with the kind of unforgettable memories only a true adventure can offer. We love that their adventures are conveniently rated on a scale of 1-5, so you can pick the adventure package that’s right for you.




Photo courtesy of Canyoning Colorado

3) Go Deep

Whether you’re walking, swimming, repelling or scrambling through them, the canyons in Ouray offer the perfect dose of adventure. The guides over at Canyoning Colorado are professionals who do an expert job of working with your experience and comfort level. This is the Ouray not everyone has seen, but everyone is talking about.






4.) Climb High

Photo courtesy of San Juan Mountain Guides.

Photo courtesy of San Juan Mountain Guides.

Whether you’re ready to climb a peak or just hoping to bag the basics, San Juan Mountain Guides offer family-friendly options for all skill levels.  Whether it’s ice, rock or alpine, climbing with SJMG is a unique and authentic way to experience the San Juan Mountains.





Our Ouray Adventure Tour Package conveniently wraps accommodation and adventuring up in a nicely-tied little bow. Let us save you money and do the booking, so you can do the vacationing.