Stay at Ouray Chalet Inn and Enjoy The Stunning Mountain Landscape
A mountain town in Southwest Colorado called Ouray is popular as ‘Switzerland of America’ due to its awesome outdoor recreation and breathtaking scenery. It has turned into a preferred tourist destination as the geographical location is away from Denver’s busy city life.
Before you learn about the fun activities to enjoy in Ouray, let’s check accommodation alternatives. There are many hotels and lodgings to choose from. You can even opt to stay at the Ouray Chalet Inn, which is located on Main Street in downtown. The Ouray Chalet Inn offers comfortable guest rooms with breathtaking mountain views. As the motel is centrally located guests can walk across the town without any need for transportation.
Fascinating history and things to enjoy in Ouray
Ouray Ice Park
In winter, Ouray Ice Park comes alive with thrill-seekers enjoying ice climbing. Ice climbing is free. Bring your gear, if you are an expert climber. In January, visitors can enjoy the Ouray Ice Festival watching worldwide top climbers climb up.
Box Canyon Waterfall and Park
Tourists never stop clicking their cameras capturing the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding and the waterfall that drops 85 feet down offering amazing views with canyon walls rising on either side. The sheer canyon along with a beautiful cascade that is formed by tapering of the Canyon Creek is cool. The view is stunning from below and above the fall. Visitors can even choose a trail for hiking suitable to their difficulty level. There is a visitor center displaying the park’s geology, flora, and fauna.
Downtown you will find everything ranging from touristy T-shirt shops to high-end galleries to boutique kitchen stores. Stop to enjoy the local beer on a rooftop at Ouray Brewing and absorb the views. For a sweet-treat craving walk into Mouse’s Chocolates.
Ouray Alchemist Museum
At the unique museum, you will get familiar with the pharmaceutical and medicine history related to the ancient Wild West. The tours here are private, so ensure to book in advance. Even book a tour to the Ouray County Museum and learn about the mountain town history.
San Juan Skyway
San Juan Skyway is a 233-mile loop, which goes through amazing towns in Colorado including the Silverton, Durango, Telluride, and Cortez. The drive is scenic because the Ouray town is nestled 8,000 ft. at elevation. The Snow-capped Mountains look spectacular.
Tourists can even soak in the hot springs and drive to the Bear Creek National Recreation Trail, and participate in mine tours.