About Ouray Colorado
Ouray has been a special destination of world travelers for more than 100 years. This small intimate community is nestled in some of the most rugged and towering peaks of the Rockies. Set at the narrow head of a valley at 7,792 feet and surrounded on three sides with 13,000 foot snowcapped peaks – Ouray has been eloquently nicknamed the “Switzerland of America”
Remarkably, two-thirds of Ouray’s original Victorian structures, both private and commercial, are still occupied, and have been lovingly restored in order to preserve their turn-of-the-century charm.
Reward yourself escape to the dramatic and breathtaking beauty of Ouray. Take a step back in time and experience our legends and unique landscape. Enjoy the Victorian architecture, friendly mountain people, and a peaceful atmosphere that runs on its own time. Relax in therapeutic mineral Hot Springs Pool and see the awe-inspiring Box Cañon Falls, clear mountain streams and alpine wildflowers. Transform yourself in this year-round recreational playground.
Ouray is home to the worlds best ice climbing park. People from all over the world come to Ouray to clime the farmed ice walls that are 2nd to non. The Ouray Ice climbing festival is one of the largest and most international of its kind
The population density is 7 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,146 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²).
In the county, the population was spread out with 22.50% under the age of 18, 4.10% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 34.10% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 102.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.80 males.