Welcome to the Swiss Alps of America!

Ready to start your adventure? Welcome to Ouray, Colorado, the Swiss Alps of America, Jeep Capital of the World, and the official Recreation Capital of Colorado! Situated on several acres of beautiful landscape, the Ouray KOA Holiday offers several amenities such as a hot tub, pet walk, onsite restaurant, gem mining, PLayground and a pool table. There is also a plethora of recreational activities for the outdoor enthusiast. Make the most of your vacation and let KOA be your home base while you're away during the day. With spacious RV sites, deluxe cabins, camping cabins, and a variety of tent sites, you can pick the pace of your travel. We offer an experience for every kind of camper, whether you're traveling with kids, pets, or friends, book your getaway today! 

Exploring Ouray:
Take a deep breath of the fresh mountain air and prepare for fun. Ouray KOA Holiday is the perfect place to stay while you go and explore Ouray, the San Juan Mountains, and the nearby outdoor activities. Some of the area's outdoor recreation includes hiking, biking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, zip-lining, and much more! Some of the best locations to visit are Ouray Hot Springs, Box Canyon Falls Park, Cascade Falls Park, and Ouray Alchemist Museum. 

Ouray KOA Holiday Has A Way to Stay For Everyone:

  • Tent Sites: No RV? No problem! Connect with nature by taking a break from the city. These gravel sites can accommodate small campers, vans, or tent camping. They offer a gravel pad, fire pit, picnic table, and front row seats to Ouray's beautiful nature. 
  • Deluxe Cabins: Come and enjoy a breath of Ouray's fresh mountain air. Take your camping experience to the next level with a full bathroom and kitchenette. Fill your days with adventure and enjoy a hot shower and a campfire in the evening.
  • Camping Cabins: All the joy of the great outdoors with the comfort of a roof over your head and a bed to sleep in. Take your camping experience to the next level as you upgrade from tent camping to the camping cabin. 
  • RV Sites: Enjoy your RV site offering all the RV-friendly amenities you could wish for  including picnic tables and a personal fire pit for evening marshmallow roasting!

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 90' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub/Sauna
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Firewood ($)
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 12-13, 2023

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 12th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 13th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 13 support KOA Care Camps which distributes more than $2.2 million dollars annually to support 132 oncology camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one-site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Ouray Hot Springs Pool

Ouray Hot Springs geothermally heated mineral pools range from 104 degrees in contrast to 75 degrees Fahrenheit or 40 to 24 degrees Celsius. Located in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. The hot springs pool, surrounded by 13,000-foot snow-capped peaks, also has five separate geothermally heated pools.  As a result, the pool has an adult only soaking section, two fast water slides (over 48" to ride or pass the deep water test), the obstacle course and climbing wall in the activity pool (over 12 years old or pass the deep water test), 8 lap lanes for a workout pool, two family and soaking, geothermal and playing pools.

1220 Main St PO Box 468

Ouray, CO 81427




Orvis Hot Springs

Orvis hot springs in Ridgway have seven main naturally-occurring minerals with various health benefits. The waters here are most famous for their lithium content, highly sought after due to its soothing effects that naturally melt away stress and anxiety. A soak in Orvis Hot Springs can reduce the effects of conditions such as arthritis and eczema, by improving the function of many of the body's vital systems. Scientific evidence shows that the combination of the heat and minerals in hot springs improve blood circulation, relax tense muscles, relieve pain, and promote peaceful sleep.

1585 County Rd. 3

Ridgway, CO 81432




Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Durango was founded by the Denver & Rio Grande Railway in 1879. The railroad arrived in Durango on August 5, 1881 and construction on the line to Silverton began in the fall of the same year. Relive the sights and sounds of yesteryear for a spectacular journey on board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

479 Main Ave

Durango, CO 81301




Box Canyon Falls

Ouray's own wonder of the world is the culmination of Canyon Creek narrowing and spilling thousands of gallons a minute of water over the falls. At this most spectacular geological formation, the 285 foot waterfall plummets into a narrow quartzite canyon. The narrow rock walls tower over the falls by nearly 100 feet! The park is on CR361 - off Highway 550 just south of Ouray.

Box Canyon Rd

Ouray, CO 81427




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