Ouray is found in southwest Colorado, deep in the San Juan Mountains; 7,792 feet above sea level. Founded as a silver and gold mining town and named in 1876 after a famous Ute chief. Once mining activity began to dwindle, the Million Dollar Highway was built, bringing tourists and keeping the town alive! -Waterfalls: Marc Conly / Roadside History of Colorado: Candy Moulton
Here you’ll find a historic town with two-thirds of the original Victorian structures, now occupied by a small intimate community. The town itself is nestled in picturesque rugged mountains; surrounded on three sides with 13,000 foot snowcapped peaks. –ouraycolorado.com
Ouray is blessed with spectacular canyons; written about by Michael Dallin, enjoyed by experienced canyoners and celebrated annually at the Ouray Canyoning Festival.
Canyoning Colorado will be running tours daily, meaning Ouray’s spectacular waterfalls just got more accessible! No experience is necessary, but we do require a minimum of two people for the tour to go ahead.
Canyoning / Canyoneering is not only fun, it is a great opportunity to spend time in nature. Come and see us in Ouray this summer for an adventure you won’t forget!
“I don’t know that you can really experience the beauty and ruggedness of the Ouray area without getting down into some of their incredible canyons.”
Canyoning Colorado TripAdvisor Review