Basecamp: Ouray

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Prospectors arrived in the San Juan’s around 1875, looking for silver and gold, Ouray boomed within two years with a population of over one thousand. Rich in ore, the Camp Bird Mine produced over one million ounces of gold by 1916. Today, Ouray is known as the “Switzerland of America” for it’s location at the end of a narrow valley surrounded with high mountain peaks.
 
Today, Ouray makes the perfect base camp for ice climbing, hiking, exploring wilderness areas, mountain biking, and climbing. Ouray is the perfect place to resupply, enjoy excellent local cuisine, and even soak in one of the many local hot springs.
 

 
 
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday
09/19 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms developing this afternoon. High 62F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
09/20 10%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 62F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Friday
09/21 10%
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 67F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Saturday
09/22 0%
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High near 65F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
 
GMUG National Forest
 

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