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From 4X4 Off-road Jeeping to Hiking and Camping to Mountain Golf, Ouray has Multiple Summer Activities to Satisfy Anyone's Interests.

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Ouray has some of the most extensive four wheeling jeep roads in the world. These roads take you to unbelievable views, old mining camps, ghost towns and elevations over 13,000 feet. The following are some of our favorite jeep roads:
- Yankee Boy Basin
- Imogene Pass (takes you from Ouray to Telluride)
- Ophir Pass
- Black Bear Road
- Engineer Mountain
To access more details on Ouray's extensive jeep roads, go to www.ouraycolorado.com

Spectacular Mountain Golf

Many people don't know this but Colorado has some of the best mountain golf courses around. And, there are quite a few to pick from around Ouray.

- Fairway Pines Golf Club: Fairway Pines is located in Ridgway (about 10 miles north of Ouray). It is a great golf course that is always empty and has spectacular views of the Rockies. You are sure to see many deer during your round as you play through pine forest at Fairway Pines.

- Telluride Ski and Golf Club: Telluride is known for its skiing but it also has a fantastic golf course. The course is situated on the side of the ski mountain which brings multiple elevation changes and some very fun and unique holes. Also, the views from the course are second to none.

- Redlands Mesa Golf Club:  Redlands Mesa is a newly designed track that meanders through a desert-like landscape.  It has won multiple awards and is a course that you should not miss when traveling to the Ouray area.  Visit http://www.redlandsmesa.com/golfcourse.html for more details.

fairwaypines.jpg - Tamarron Golf Resort: About 75 minutes to the south of Ouray is Tamarron. This is a top-class golf resort that is consistently ranked among the top 50 golf resorts in the country.

- Dalton Ranch Golf Club: Located about 5 minutes south of Tamarron, Dalton Ranch is a fun course set in a mountain valley. It's a challenging course with a lot of water and great views of the surrounding mountains.


The Durango Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad

durangotrainsummer.jpg Relive history with the sights and sounds of yesteryear for a truly spectacular journey on board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Experience the adventure of traveling by a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive on the same tracks miners, cowboys and settlers of the old west took over a century ago.

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad winds through spectacular & breathtaking canyons in the remote wilderness of the two-million acre San Juan National Forest for an unforgettable year round adventure.


For more information on the Durango Silverton Train, click here.

Fish, Swim and Boat at the Ridgway State Park
Outstanding scenery, ultra-modern facilities, a full-service marina and magnificent campgrounds beckon visitors to Ridgway State Park. Here you can boat, fish, camp, hike and study nature in one of the most beautiful areas in Colorado.
For more information on Ridgway State Park, click here.

Ouray Hot Springs Pool
Soak, swim & relax in the 1 million gallon natural hot mineral springs pool. Work out at the fully equipped fitness center. Just a two blocks from the townhouse. Summer Hours: 10-10. Fall, Winter & Spring Hours: 12-9

Travel the San Juan Skyway
The San Juan Skyway is a roadway that loops from Ouray to Telluride to Durango and back to Ouray. In addition to its stunning mountains and geology, the route is an excursion though history... from the ancient cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde Park, to the mining and railroad antiquities located in some of the most romantic Victorian towns in North America!

Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde National Park, a United Nations World Heritage Site, is known internationally for the fabulous cliff dwellings. In an effort to preserve this priceless archeological treasure, the National Park Service has excavated and stabilized both mesa top and cliff dwelling sites, chronologically interpreting some 700 years of mesa occupation so that people today can learn from the past.
For more information on Mesa Verde, click here.