I am planning to take a trip to Ouray Jan. 18-21. I am a big fan of winter camping and not really looking to stay at a hotel or anything like that.
Previously I have camped at the Orvis hot springs. The place is awesome but I just don't get that winter camping experience I am looking for.
I was wondering if anyone had any beta on a good spot that is decently accessible. I am not looking to hike 5 miles in the snow due to the fact I want to spend most of my day climbing in the park. An area where hot springs are accessible is a must.
Send me a PM if you want to share your spot and don't want to post it for the world.
Drive up Camp Bird Rd. There is some open campgrounds up there, if you have a good truck you may be able to get directly into a spot, otherwise you may need to camp at the parking lot or hike 1/4 mile.
ridgway is colder if thats what youre looking for. near the river or reservoir should be frigid during ice fest. -35 sometimes, hows that for a winter camping experience? ouray can be like 25 degrees warmer, lame.