Of course, soaking in natural hot springs is a must if you stay at our Ouray hotel, but, there are many other things to do in Ouray in the winter. Here is our list of Four things to do while in Ouray that do not involve ice climbing in the Ouray Ice Park.
- Relax : Rejuvenating your spirit is important in all seasons but especially during the busy holiday season. Enjoy Ouray's slower paced, less crazy pace. Read a good book, stroll Ouray's historic Main Street, sip lattes and eat truffles at Mouse's Chocolates and enjoy the scenic mountains surrounding Ouray. Once you have done all of that, why not get a massage from one of Ouray's great massage therapists?
- Ski : What is your pleasure? Do you prefer cross country skiing on a groomed track? or do you prefer more trail breaking yourself? How about an earn your turn back country adventure? If you like all the fun of skiing without as much work, enjoy the pleasures of Telluride or Durango Mountain Resort. Ouray is close to all the varied types of skiing. Now go make some turns!
- Wildlife Viewing : When the winter arrives in Ouray, so do some more animals. Visit the bald eagles along the river in Ridgway, only 10 minutes north of Ouray. Eagles are fairly common along the Uncompahgre River and they winter along the river in the high cottonwood trees and feast on fish. Look for rocky mountain bighorn sheep on the Million Dollar Highway or just north of Ouray, and watch for small birds that winter at home feeders. Of course, deer are viewable in town all year long. This list is just a sample, why not try to find other animals during your winter safari?
- Photography : Winter is an especially great time for photography. Wildlife provides subjects and the scenery is magnificent. Rich Durnan, a local photographer with an incredible eye has a few workshops through Weehawken Creative Arts this winter including a wildlife session as well as a winter scenery workshop. Why not expand your horizons and take a class to enhance your skills?
If you would like even more ideas, we have a 2 page list with ideas and suggestions for even more fun in Ouray. Download Winter Activies in Ouray now!