Outdoor Activities near Brown Bear Cabins
The Highland Axe Company The Highland Axe Company

The Highland Axe Company is based in Ouray, Colorado and provides custom axe throwing to any outdoor function or event.

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Action Adventures Action Adventures

Ouray's Horseback Headquarters!

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Saddle up, and see some of Ouray's beautiful backcountry on horseback. We offer horseback rides for all levels of experience. From mild to wild we have an adventure waiting for you. Horseback adventures range from 1 to 4 hours. Horseback trips depart from FOUR different locations, giving you endless scenery and a variety of trials. Overnight stays are available on Ranch Bunkhouse, at Red Mountain in Yurts, or deep in the Uncompahgre Wilderness in tent camps.

Situated amidst the beautiful, mountainous country of Western Colorado, family-owned-and-operated Action Adventures has provided high-quality horseback experiences to generations of visitors. Rides are available to guests of all levels. Small and intimate by choice, the storied outfitter breeds, raises, and trains all of their own livestock, with repeat clients often returning to be reacquainted with the same horse they rode last time they visited.

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Canyoning Colorado Canyoning Colorado

Come play in waterfalls! Let the team of Canyoning Colorado show you why Ouray County is world-famous for canyoning. Our expert instructors will show you places only canyoners get to see. We offer full-day and half-day canyoning/canyoneering trips, from beginner to advanced. We’ll supply you with the equipment you need to rappel down waterfalls, including a warm neoprene wetsuit, neoprene socks, canyoning boots, a harness, and a helmet. All trips also include free photos!

Since launching in 2016 Canyoning Colorado has been featured in Outside Magazine, 5280 Magazine and on ABC’s Rock the Park. We’ve been recognized on TripAdvisor as a 5-Star Activity with multiple Certificates of Excellence, and we’re all striving to provide you with an unforgettable experience

Kid friendly, Minimum age: 12 (after July 4th weekend 10 years old can join us in Angel Creek)

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RIGS Fly Shop & Guide Service RIGS Fly Shop & Guide Service

Located just 10 minutes from Ouray and 15 minutes from fishing!

RIGS Fly Shop & Guide Service in Western Colorado features the region's finest Fly Shop, Fish Report, and Fly Fishing Guide Service.

RIGS offers only the highest quality Guided Fly Fishing (Walk Wade, Float Fishing & Tenkara) on top fisheries like the Gunnison River: Gunnison Gorge/Black Canyon, Uncompahgre River (Pa-Co-Chu-Puk), San Miguel River, and Cimarron River. Guided trips on these rivers range from ½ Day to 5 days and include flies & tackle. Riverside lunch is provided on full-day trips. Rental gear (fly rod, reel, waders & boots) is also available.

Our Full Day Drift Boat trip down the Gunnison offers the discerning angler a unique experience on Gold Medal trout waters in one of our customized and comfortable boats. For the trip of a lifetime, consider our 3-day deluxe float down the Gunnison Gorge.

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Peak Mountain Guides Peak Mountain Guides

At Peak, we believe in inspiring people and builiding lasting relationships through exceptional experiences. Our entire staff of instructors and guides is certified by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) and we are rated as a 5-star business on Google, Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Facebook. We offer rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing and avalanche courses throughout the San Juan Mountains, in the Ouray Ice Park, and beyond.

During the spring, summer, and fall, we offer half-day and full-day rock climbing programs suitable for all ages and ability levels. We also offer guided climbs of the high peaks including Mt. Sneffels (14,150'), Wilson Peak (14,017') and Wetterhorn Peak (14,015'). For advanced climbers, we offer guided multi-pitch climbs in the Black Canyon, Moab, Unaweep Canyon, and Independence Monument. 

During the winter months, we offer half-day and full-day ice climbing lessons in the world famous Ouray Ice Park and guided multi-pitch climbs in the backcountry around Ouray, Silverton, and Telluride. We also offer AIARE Level 1 and Level 2 avalanche courses, guided backcountry skiing, and overnight hut skiing trips. 


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San Juan Mountain Guides LLC San Juan Mountain Guides LLC

San Juan Mountain Guides (SJMG) is the premier AMGA Accredited Program provider of Ouray Ice Climbing, Private Ice Guiding, Ouray Rock Climbing, San Juan Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Courses, Alpine Climbing, and Wilderness Backpacking in Colorado. Founded in 1986, SJMG is the only guide service based in both Durango and Ouray, Colorado, and is well known as “The Local Experts” for climbing and skiing in Ouray, Durango, Telluride and the San Juan Mountains. We offer personalized, professional guide services with IFMGA/AMGA Certified Guides and Instructors

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Ouray Ice Park Ouray Ice Park

Experience one of the Premier Ice Climbing venues in the World!

From mid-December through late-March Ouray is full of climbing activity and good cheer. Jim Donini, former president of the American Alpine Club, calls the Ouray Ice Park “the best venue in the world to develop ice-climbing skills,” and it’s easy to see why. A manmade ice climbing venue operated in a spectacular natural gorge. The Ice Park is home to more than 200 ice and mixed climbs, most within a 15-30 minute walk from downtown Ouray.

The Park is an engineering marvel, utilizing a gravity-fed plumbing system that routes more than 150,000 gallons of water a night to “farm” and maintain the famous blue ice. The Park and its infrastructure are jointly owned and managed by the nonprofit Ouray Ice Park, Inc. (OIPI), the City of Ouray, and a mix of other private and public landowners.

The Park is funded by your Membership! Learn more about the benefits of becoming a Member of the Ouray Ice Park on our website. Many of our Local Business Partners, who also support and help fund the Park, offer members a discount during the season.

In addition to the support of the community, and you, the climbers, each winter OIPI hosts the Ouray Ice Festival to celebrate the Park and raise funds for its operation. Despite the high cost of its maintenance, the Park remains free and open for public use.

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Ouray Mountain Adventures

This year we have added a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited to our fleet. Accompanying this luxury option is the economic two door 2013 Jeep Rubicon and the spacious four door 2013 Rubicon Unlimited. Free maps are provided with your rental contract. Also, feel free to ask our helpful and friendly staff for their recommendations. Half-day rentals are available based on availability and a first come first serve basis. Credit card and proof of full-coverage insurance are required to rent.

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Switzerland of America Jeep Adventures Switzerland of America Jeep Adventures

Ouray's Hometown Tradition for Exciting Jeep Rentals and Adventures. Since 1962.

4x4 Adventures + Mountaintops + Fresh Air  = Healthy Space!

Let our friendly staff and experienced guides share all the rich history, folklore, and magical landscape the area has to offer. Or, if you are feeling more independent, rent a 2-door, or 4-door 4x4 Jeep Wrangler and find your own hidden treasures. Experience the unimagined mountaintop vistas of Black Bear Pass, Imogene, Engineer, Yankee Boy Basin and Corkscrew from base camp Ouray, "The Jeep Capital of the World". See beautiful wildflowers, alpine meadows, ghost towns, waterfalls, mining camps, fall colors and breathtaking mountain majesty!

New for 2020! Private Jeep Safaris designed by you. https://soajeep.com/more-adventures/san-juan-mountain-safari/

Visit us online at https://soajeep.com/ for more details and current specials.

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Fellin Park

Fellin Park - the Ouray Hot Springs Park - is located just South of our natural hot mineral springs pool. The gazebo and picnic area are available to groups wishing to rent an area for picnics, family gatherings and weddings. The Park can be reserved by contacting Ouray City Hall at 325-7065. A nominal fee is charged for maintenance and clean up. In addition, the Park has a playground, basketball courts, ballfield, track, and skate park.

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RIGS Whitewater RIGS Whitewater

RIGS Whitewater Rafting near Ouray Colorado features the regions finest Whitewater River Rafting Trips, and Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking at Ridgway State Park Reservoir (rentals & instruction). We offer guided family-friendly rafting trips and river trips for most ages and ability levels. Join us for a fun 1/2 day rafting trip close to Ouray, Telluride, and Montrose. 

Experience spring run-off from high in the San Juan mountain range with a river rafting trip on the Uncompahgre River, San Miguel River and the Lower Gunnison River: (Gunnison Gorge / Black Canyon & Dominguez Escalante sections). Experience class II to III rapids with ½ family Rafting Trips.

Located just 10 minutes from Ouray!

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Bachelor's Stable Bachelor's Stable

Stories told here...and some just might be true!!
If you want to have some fun, enjoy the beautiful San Juan Mountains, meet some great people, chat with a genuine cowboy....Give us a call.

Choose your horseback adventure! With our package options we know you will have a fabulous ride whether this is your 1st. horseback experience or your 101st!   Our horses are friendly and accommodating for any riding level from beginning to experienced and handicapped.

Permitted Trails Include:

  • Dallas Trail from Ouray to Telluride
  • Horsethief Trail above Ouray
  • Jackass Flats Trail above Ouray
  • Pricing:
  • 1 Hour Ride along "Lil' Miner"  ~ $45/Rider
  • 2 Hour Ride along "Prospector" ~ $85/Rider
  • 4 Hour Ride along "Tru Grit"  ~ $170/Rider
  • Overnight Pack trips Available

BOOK NOW or visit our web site: www.bachelorsstableouray.com


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Canyon Creek Jeep Rentals Canyon Creek Jeep Rentals

Experience the Colorado high country in total freedom. Rent from our selection of new Wrangler Jeeps(R) including Sport and Rubicon models 2dr, 4dr hard & soft tops with all the comforts of your own car. Heater, A/C, radio, high back cloth seats and roll-up windows. Drive with assurance in our 6 cylinder jeeps all equipped with trac-loc to securely negotiate the grand terrain available in God's creation. Put the top down and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of high country meadows. Take time off and fish the high country lakes and streams or picnic along the way. Visit Colorado towns and mines left just as they were 100 years ago.

Find us online at canyoncreekjeep.com

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Colorado West Jeep Rentals & Tours Colorado West Jeep Rentals & Tours

 Time to "Ride with the Best". Come ride with us, we will do the driving, come see all the waterfalls!!!  If driving is your adventure, we offer 2 door and 4 door 2020 Jeep Wranglers to rent.  If you would like more adventure......Rent a 2020 Polaris Razor...or enjoy a mouth-watering mountain cookout....enjoy the great weather and the beauity of the San Juans!

We look forward to seeing you this summer!!!

We are one of the oldest Family owned tour companies in Ouray!!!


Come Ride With The Best In The West!
Colorado West.....Where the locals Go!!!



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Box Canyon Falls Park Box Canyon Falls Park

The "Box Cañon" Falls, Ouray's own wonder of the world, is the culmination of Canyon Creek narrowing and spilling thousands of gallons a minute of water over the falls. It is truly a dramatic scene, and one that you can enjoy from both above and below the falls. The "Box Cañon" Box has been designated an important bird area by the National Audobon Society. At this most spectacular geological formation, the 85 foot waterfall plummets into a narrow, quartzite canyon with walls overhanging the falls by nearly 100 feet. Take Highway 550 south of Ouray and take a right on County Road 361. Signs point across the Uncompahgre Gorge to the Visitor's Center parking lot. The "Box Cañon" Visitor Center offers interpretive exhibits that describe the geology, wildlife and history of the area.

Box Cañon Falls has been the location of important research on the Black Swifts, which are protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. Black Swifts (cypseloides niger) are the largest of the swifts that migrate to North America. The Black Swift colony typically arrives from Brazil at the Box Cañon Falls in early June and stays through September.

There are three interpretive trails in the park that range from easy to moderately difficult as well as numerous picnic sites.

  • The Falls Trail is a mostly level, easy, 500 foot walk into the canyon.
  • The High Bridge Trail takes you up 200 feet in a half mile round trip hike. Along the trail are beautiful views of town and the high peaks of the Amphitheater Cirque.
  • The Native Plant Loop is a short, easy stroll with river sounds, trees and shrubs, and plant markers to help identify local flora of the Box Cañon. This is the only trail within the park that does not have steps.

While the Visitor's Center closes in November, the trails in Box Cañon are open throughout the winter, conditions permitting.

Because of the popularity of the Box Cañon Falls as a nature viewing area dogs are not allowed within the park. Dogs are welcome on nearly all other trails in the Ouray area.

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Ouray Canyon Festival

This year the festival will August 8, 2018 - August 12, 2018.  We meet in the Community Center of 7th Ave from 5 PM to 8 PM for social time. Canyon events take place all day.  Check http://ouraycanyonfestival.org for details.  The Festival includes information displays, canyon trips, clinics, gear vendor displays and demos, social meet and greet activites, raffles, movies, and presentations.

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Alpine Scenic Jeep Tours Alpine Scenic Jeep Tours

Colorado's most comfortable Jeep Tour!  Now offering affordable private tours.  Visit our website to find out more.

Alpine equipts its trucks with heated bucket seats and high lifts for superior viewing. Our philosophy is to show you as much as possible on your tour.  Most of our tours include multiple destinations and stops for waterfalls, wildflowers and historic sites. Ride in style and comfort with Alpine.

Alpine's tours depart from our office on the corner of Main and 4th Avenue.  We are in unit 9 behind Red Mountain Brewery.  We share office space with Canyoning Colorado, a great company for adventuring into Ouray's nooks and crannies.  Space can be limited during wildflower season so plan early.

Check out our reviews on Trip Advisor to see what other have to say about Alpine.

Find us online at www.alpinescenicjeeptours.com or call 970-318-6513 to find out more.

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