If you have ever wanted to go to a place with beautiful scenery, ice climbing, to soak in a hot spring, and to see mountains then you must go to Ouray, Colorado. It’s located in the San Juan Mountains and it is a very serene place to visit. In the 1800s, Ouray was a mining community, however today visitors come to ice climb and soak in the hot springs. The community still maintains its 1800s look along Main Street and has a lot of history to go along with it as well.
Ouray was established in 1886 and a year later, it had four churches and fourteen saloons. Four years later, the town was growing and had a population of 2,500 people; today’s population is around 1,000. If you want to learn more about the history of Ouray then you should visit Ouray County Museum, Ouray Alchemist, and the Smithsonian.
Native Americans would soak in the hot springs even before white settlers discovered the area. The Ouray hot spring pools were built in the 1920ss and are a major attraction for many of the visitors of Ouray. If you want privacy, then there are many hotels in Ouray that have their own hot spring pools; for instance the Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa and Lodgings have their own vapor caves under their building. The Twin Peaks Lodge and Box Canyon Lodge also has its own hot spring pools. However, to continue to have a great time in Ouray then you must participate in the outdoor activities that this place has to offer, like ice and rock climbing. The San Juan Mountain Guides have guides for any level of climber. Ouray has become a destination for canyoning as well and you’ll possibly get wet because many of the routes include going around waterfalls.Whether you are looking to scale a mountain or just sit and relax, Ouray is the place to go for a great outdoor experience.This update is provided by the Ouray vacation rentals of Alpenglow, located in Ouray, Colorado and presented by Twin Peaks Lodge and Hot Springs. We provide unique Ouray Colorado condos and townhouses located near some of the best restaurants, shops, and activities in the city. Call 877.662.4587 or 970.919.0380 for more information or to make your reservation.