Ouray, Colorado is the perfect winter escape!
Opportunities for winter sports activities abound in and around Ouray. For instance, within walking distance of town, numerous trails provide cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing access. They allow you to take in the special charm of our beautiful valley blanketed in snow.
A short drive in either direction will open up more challenging winter back-country terrain. For example, glide along with miles of groomed Nordic track. Another option, slip on a pair of snowshoes and explore miles of untouched powder in the back country. And of course, the Ouray Ice Park is open and waiting for seasoned climbers and beginners alike. The San Juan Mountain Guides are waiting to take you on the tour of a lifetime.
When winter comes to stay, many of our summer hiking trails are transformed into magnificent snowshoe trails. Be prepared though, you can really work up an appetite on some of the longer trails so pack a picnic and a thermos of hot cocoa. Snowshoe and Cross Country Ski rentals are available in Ouray at Ouray Mountain Sports on Main Street.
After your activity of the day, soak in the soothing mineral hot springs or enjoy shopping and dining on main Street.
Let the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs help create the perfect winter getaway. From adventure tours, to scheduling the perfect evening, to live music, our staff is waiting to welcome you to your home away from home!