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The Weather in Ouray
The above is a climate diagram for Ouray. June is the warmest month of the year in Ouray with temperatures reaching a maximum average of 73°. However, temperatures can go lower than 17° in Ouray in January. The rainiest month is June while the driest month is June.
Soak in a natural hot spring near your Ouray vacation rental
Cabins in Ouray, Colorado, sit among the San Juan Mountains, surrounded by scenic vistas and gold rush ghost towns. With waterfalls and crystal-like hot springs adorning the mountains, it's hard to feel stressed while you're staying in Ouray. Vacations here are certain to relax you and revitalize your spirits through their combination of spa-based tranquility and outdoor adventure.
Scenic drives and hot springs
One of America's most impressive drives, the San Juan Skyway sweeps through elevations of 6,000 to 11,000 feet. Running through alpine forests, historic mining towns, and Indian ruins, it offers a wealth of unforgettable sights to see on your journey. Ouray County Historical Museum is housed in an old miner's hospital, while the County Ranch History Museum honors local pioneer ranchers and holds storytelling events each Sunday.
Come and relax at the natural hot springs in the San Juan Mountains. Sulfur-free steam makes for the ultimate restorative in these sublime mountain retreats. The mineral-rich water is thought to promote wellness, and the serenity of the surroundings certainly can't hurt.
Horseback rides and railroads
Children are enthralled by the exhibits at the Ridgeway Railroad Museum. Learn about Ouray's world-famous railroads, and take your chance to ride the historic rail through the San Juan National Forest's two million acres of spectacular scenery. The steam-powered locomotive chugs through the sublime surroundings, recalling the miners, cowboys, and settlers that made it a reality more than a century ago.
Why not horseback ride through the San Juan and Cimarron Mountains? Experienced guides take you on a tour of this remarkable wilderness, forging streams, passing waterfalls, and traversing picturesque mountain vistas.
Strike gold at Ouray's ghost towns
Track down the ghost towns that surround Ouray and travel into the past. The Camp Bird Mine was established in 1896 and once supplied Mongolia with gold. Not far away, off Highway 550, Red Mountain Town was once home to some 10,000 inhabitants. Whereas fires destroyed much of the town, you can still see its remains from the Idarado Mine turnoff. Several of the buildings at the Ironton Townsite remain, while a stunning boarding house still stands at Joker Tunnel, a testament to the mining boom of the late 1800s.
There are many more ghost towns accessible by off-road vehicles. At 12,000 feet, you'll find Governor Basin's boarding house. Capitol City, which George T. Lee intended to be the new state capitol, was abandoned in 1920. Carson City is one of Colorado's least accessible encampments, at 12,000 feet on the Continental Divide. Intrepid travelers will be rewarded; many of its historical structures have survived, as have the breathtaking views.
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