Ouray, Colorado is the perfect winter escape!
Opportunities for winter sports activities abound in and around Ouray. Within walking distance of town, numerous trails provide cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing access, or just hiking, 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 backcountry terrain along with miles of groomed Nordic track, or, slip on a pair of snowshoes and explore miles of untouched powder in the backcountry of the San Juan Mountains. And of course, the Ouray Icce Park is open and waiting , whether you are a seasoned climber or new to the sport. San Juan Mountain Guides among others are waiting to take you on the tour of a lifetime, perfectly suited to your skill level.
When winter comes to stay, many of our summer hiking trails are transformed into magnificent trails through spruce forests. You can really work up an appetite on some of the longer trails so pack a picnic and a thermos of hot cocoa to rejuvenate. Snowshoe and Cross Country Ski rentals are available in Ouray at Ouray Mountain Sports on Main Street.
Escape to the mountains for a day or a week. Soak in the soothing mineral hot springs after a day of outdoor adventuring sure to fill a page of any bucket list. Enjoy shopping and dining on main Street in an atmosphere of relaxation and comaraderie.
Let the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs help create the perfect winter getaway. From adventure tours, to the perfect reservation for a perfect evening, to live music, our staff is waiting to welcome you to your home away from home!