Ouray, Colorado, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Ouray, Colorado, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Ouray, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Ouray, Colorado, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Ouray, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

Important essentials for Ouray, Colorado, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ouray, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities

Ouray is at a somewhat high altitude, and could cause problems for some. For that reason, you will want to be constantly hydrated and pack altitude sickness remedies.


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Ouray, Colorado, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Ouray.

If you go to Ouray County Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you want to visit Box Canyon Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Ouray.

What to wear/what to pack for Ouray, Colorado, United States of America by month

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January

January in Ouray is freezing. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to high 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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February

If you go to Ouray in February, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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March

In March, Ouray is pretty cool and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Ouray, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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April

April in Ouray is pretty cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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May

If you visit Ouray during May, you might see that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

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June

If you vacation in Ouray during June, you are likely to notice that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

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July

If you visit Ouray during July, you will probably find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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August

In August, Ouray is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) and occasionally jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Ouray, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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September

Traveling to Ouray in September, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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October

Traveling to Ouray in October, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (mid 10s C).

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November

November in Ouray can be very chilly. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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December

December in this region can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It snows a bit less than half of the time.

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