Cross-country skiing and Snowshoeing
Opportunities for cross country skiing and snowshoeing abound in and around the city of Ouray. Within walking distance of town, numerous trails provide access to trails that take in the special charm of a Ouray winter. Some of the most popular spots include the Ice Park Trail and the Amphitheater. Just north of town, the Ouray Riverwalk is a great place to ski with children.
A short drive in either direction will open up more challenging winter backcountry terrain. South of town at Ironton, groomed trails, with a set Nordic track maintained by the Ouray County Nordic Council. These trails run past the historic ghost town of Ironton in a fairly level valley. There are also miles of more challenging, ungroomed trails which pass by old mine sites and many scenic overlooks.