Three Favorite Scenic Drives This Fall in and Around Ouray!

The fall season has begun in Ouray County! Cooler temperatures bring a spectacular array of golden

yellows, stunning orange and vibrant red colors to Ouray County’s already majestic scenery. Fall is the

perfect time to visit Ouray to enjoy warm afternoon hikes and crisp fall evenings in our natural mineral

hot springs.


In order to provide our guests with the most up-to-date information, we rely on a variety of sources,

including U.S. Forest Service online Fall Colors resources, as well as personal accounts. As we approach

peak color times, our guests also serve as a source for fall foliage updates. We love hearing updates

from guests as they return from their hikes and adventures!

Ouray to Telluride – Highway 62 along Dallas Divide:

One of the most common, and most spectacular drives, is the road from Ouray to Telluride, via Highway

62. Just west of Ridgway lies the infamous Dallas Divide. The view is always stunning, but the high

density of aspen trees and oak brush transform to reveal brilliant fall colors. The drive to Telluride is a

perfect day trip with incomparable views.

Ouray County Road 14A – On the way to Cutler Creek Trailhead

Traveling along Ouray County Road 14A (North of Ouray), you have great views of Whitehouse

Mountain. The red rocks on the lower slopes paired with the golden aspen trees provide great views and


Ouray County Road 7 – Blue Lakes Trailhead

One mile from the popular Blue Lakes Trailhead along County Road 7 lies some of the most amazing fall

foliage and breath taking views of Mount Sneffles and the Dallas Divide Range. The area is popular

among nature photographers and hikers alike.

Be sure to check in with us from time to time as the leaves turn for the most up to date information on Fall Colors!

Let the staff at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs help you to plan an ideal Fall Escape!



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