Welcome to Ouray & the Million Dollar Hwy
With gorgeous icefalls draping the box canyon and soothing hot springs dotting the valley floor, Ouray (you-ray) is privileged even for Colorado. For ice climbers it’s a world-class destination, but hikers and 4WD fans can also appreciate its rugged and sometimes stunning charms. The town is a well-preserved quarter-mile mining village sandwiched between imposing peaks. The sun rarely shines here, and there is a bit of a Twin Peaks air about town.
When the focus of your trip is the great outdoors, you don't need to stay in a bare-bones hostel to connect with like-minded travelers.