Get away from the ski-slope crowds and discover a true Colorado winter. Ridgway and Ouray, located just 11 miles apart, are nestled in the Northern San Juan Mountains and offer a wide array of winter activities — from hot springs to ice climbing to backcountry endeavors.
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.
Donate to Ouray Ice Park. It's run by a nonprofit organization that organizes the annual Ouray Ice Festival every January and maintains the City of Ouray's world-class ice-climbing resource.
Head over to Ridgway Mountain Market for an excellent assortment of mealtime treats.