Escape to Winter Adventures in Ridgway, Ouray & Montrose

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Plan a multi-day trip to the Western Slope of Colorado, with stops in Montrose, Ridgway and Ouray. These three communities offered unparalleled access to mountain adventures with the ease of returning back to an evening of relaxation and entertainment.

Itinerary Tip
Backcountry Safety
Get out in front of backcountry danger this winter, and keep safety top-of-mind! Seek education and training prior to heading out, or utilize a professional guide or a seasoned mentor to explore Colorado's backcountry. Find more ways to get informed and stay safe in Colorado.
Sustainability Activity
Volunteer with the Ouray County Nordic Center

Help maintain and restore trails around Ouray with the Ouray Trail Group to preserve and ensure safe public use of the area's scenic routes.

Insider's Tip
Buy Local

All three communities have shops owned by our talented local creatives. Save some time to stroll downtown and buy gifts for the holidays or treat yourself!

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The newly renovated Ute Indian Museum reopened in 2017 Photo
Activity
Ute Indian Museum

The Ute Indian Museum welcomes visitors with a stunning building and exhibition connecting the past with contemporary Ute life and culture…

Lunch
The Stone House
A great place to stop for lunch or dinner on your way to the San Juan mountains! Featuring steaks, seafood and pasta, as well as delectable soups,…
Activity
Snowshoe at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Free snowshoe rental and guided tours are available, and portions of the park are closed to motor vehicles.

Dinner
Storm King Distilling Co.

The love we have for premium spirits and desire to showcase the true essence of the raw materials we use comes through in our approach to…

Insider's Tip
DliciousFoodCo

The distillery has partnered with DliciousFoodCo to provide the most flavorful food menu on the Western Slope.

Activity
Rose Bowl

Relax in Montrose's only entertainment center featuring bowling, indoor axe throwing, an arcade, cafe and cocktail lounge.

Lodging
Canyon Creek Bed & Breakfast

The Canyon Creek Bed & Breakfast is a quaint, charming house located in Historic Downtown Montrose, Colorado. This retreat is conveniently located…

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2
Breakfast
Crumb Bakery and Cafe

Bakery, cafe and market in Ridgway. Frittatas, bagels, potato pancakes, scones, artisan breads and much more.

Activity
Peak Mountain Guides

Peak offers guided rock, ice, and alpine climbing and backcountry ski touring with AMGA certified guides and instructors. We are a company build…

Lunch
El Agave Azul
Ridgway's go-to for service with a smile and delicious Mexican fare, like huevos rancheros, chilis rellenos and Tajín-rimmed margaritas.
Activity
Orvis Hot Springs

Orvis Hot Springs is a clothing-optional natural hot springs resort. Our natural lithium water, never heated nor treated in any way, enhances …

Dinner
Provisions at the Barbershop

A European-style cafe specializing in simple, delicious food made with fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers when possible and distributors…

Activity
See the Stars

Ridgway is a Certified Dark-Sky community. Enjoy incredible views of the night sky at any of the picnic areas in Ridgway State Park while taking an evening stroll from the comfort of your accommodation.

Lodging
Double G Ranch
On a land of magnificent 40 acres the resort houses the completely renovated main building of the ranch and the horse accommodations. Here you will…
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3
Breakfast
Artisan Bakery

Come enjoy breakfast, lunch, or just a pastry and coffee, in a cozy little restaurant on main street, Ouray CO. Located at the south side of town,…

Activity
Explore a Ghost Town

Explore Ironton ghost town on cross country skis or snowshoes. Rentals are available at Ouray Mountain Sports.

Lunch
Red Mountain Brewing

With indoor and outdoor seating options, RMB has the space to suit your preferred dining experience. Enjoy a beer or cocktail from our bar, (which…

Activity
Ouray Ice Park

The Ouray Ice Park is an outdoor park featuring ice climbing, viewing, all for free! Several local outfitters offer lessons and guided climbs.

Insider's Tip
Take a lesson

Take a half-day ice-climbing lesson at the Ouray Ice Park with San Juan Mountain Guides. Local's Tip: Visit the park during the weekdays to enjoy more solitude.

Dinner
Thai Chili Ouray
Our Thai restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.
Activity
Ouray Hot Springs Swimming Pool

Nearly one million gallons of clear hot springs water, without the sulfur smell common in many hot springs. There are 3 pools ranging from 80 to…

Lodging
Beaumont Hotel & Spa

The historic Beaumont Hotel & Spa is the only luxury hotel in Ouray, Colorado. Modern amenities include wireless high-speed internet &…