Colorado's Hot Springs Heavens

4J +1 +1 RV Park
By Robyn Brewer

Stay at this camp and you'll see why Ouray is often described as the"Little Switzerland" of the United States. Craggy, snowcapped peaks loom above the town, with oh-so-green hillsides, thick evergreen forest, and sprawling fields of wildflowers strewn at their feet. The camp is just off the main drag in Ouray, tucked under tall spruce trees with intimate sites and magnificent views. The Uncompahgre River runs along the camp boundary, with good fishing access nearby, and the steaming mineral pools at Ouray Hot Springs (not to be missed) are within walking distance. Oh, in case you were wondering, the campground's name refers to the owners' family, which started out with four members, then grew by two.

Location: On the Uncompahgre River in Ouray.

Directions: From U.S. 550 in Ouray, turn west on Seventh Avenue on U.S. and drive three blocks.

Campsites, facilities: There are eighty sites for tents or RVs of any length, many with full hookups. Drinking water, picnic tables, fire grills, and bathrooms with hot showers are provided. Laundry facilities are available. Some facilities are wheelchair accessible. Leashed pets are permitted. The campsite is located 7,800 feet above sea level.

Reservations: Reservations are accepted. There is a nightly fee for sites. The park is open from May to October.

4 J + 1 + 1 RV Park
P.O. Box F
Ouray, CO 81427
(970) 325-4418

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 8 Nov 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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