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
Saturday
07/21 30%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered clouds with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm developing this afternoon. High 81F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday
07/22 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 81F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Thunderstorm
Monday
07/23 90%
Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms. High 81F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday
07/24 30%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Some clouds and possibly an isolated thunderstorm in the afternoon. High near 80F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
 
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