Visitor Center Hours.

Open all year round from 9 am-4 pm daily. Located on Main Street as you approach Ouray from the north. Right next to the Hot Springs.


Centrally located in Southwestern Colorado, Ouray is the perfect basecamp for your explorations. Whether you want to discover the peaks and valleys of the San Juan Mountains by hiking or biking, wandering through ancient Native American ruins, visiting national parks, or riding on a historic steam train, Ouray is a perfect point of departure for daily adventures. Ouray offers diverse lodging including unique hotels, charming beds & breakfasts, comfortable vacation rentals, and public and private campgrounds. You will find the perfect place to rest and rejuvenate after the day’s travels.

Don’t forget to ask a local for their favorite secret spots, pack your camera and a picnic lunch, and always leave with a full tank of gas. You never know where your journey may take you! 

The mountains and canyons surrounding Ouray are filled with some of the West’s most unforgettable scenery. Heritage activities abound along the back roads and Scenic Byways: you can see vistas where old Hollywood westerns were filmed and explore high country ghost towns that were once booming mining cities.