How many exciting adventures can you find in one little town? Visit Ouray, Colorado, and you’ll think you hit the mother lode! For starters, the town is known as the “Jeeping Capital of the World," but that’s just an introduction! You can journey into a gold mine and pan for riches, try rock climbing, or go canyoneering. Visit Box Canyon Park and listen to the thunderous falls. Hike a short family-friendly trail or the nearly completed 5-mile Perimeter Trail. Arrive in winter for snowshoeing, in-town skiing, and sledding, or be amazed at the premier international event for ice climbing enthusiasts! Oh, and that doesn't include the natural hot springs.
Whatever your outdoor adventure, at the end of the day you’ll be delighted to stay at Box Canyon Lodge and Hot Springs. Once called “sacred miracle waters” by a nomadic band of Native Americans known as the Tabeguache Ute, you can watch the sulfur-free mineral springs bubbling from deep within the earth as wisps of steam rise into the mountain air. Just steps from your room on a beautiful terraced deck are four specially designed outdoor tubs filled with natural mineral water. The soothing water beckons your tired body. Slowly step into the tub and feel the warmth gently caress your aching muscles. Leisurely soak in the all-natural water without a care; there are no chemicals used here. Your skin will feel as though it’s been pampered at a luxury spa, and the soothing effect encourages a care-free nonchalance. Let a sense of extraordinary relaxation take hold and feel all tension dissipate. It doesn’t take long until your muscles relax and your body thanks you. While you soak in the warm water, gaze at the spectacular mountain scenery surrounding you—and start planning your next day’s adventure.