Sat. Dec 7th, 2019

Everything You Need To Know Before Packing For A Vacation To Ouray Colorado

Travelling to Ouray can be fun. In fact, you will be surprised to know that there is so much to do in just a small town with the population of 900 people.

The climate in Ouray is different in every month, and thus there are a few things which you can include and exclude depending on when you are exactly travelling. Generally, when you make a reservation, some of the best Ouray hotels will guide you concerning your packing. However, to help you a bit, here is a small list of things you must pack when travelling to Ouray…

Things to pack for a trip in Ouray by Month

January – February – March

All these months are extremely cold in Ouray. You can expect it to rain/snow to several inches or centimeters. In January, the overnight temperature is in 10s F, and some days it even goes below 0 F. February is chilly, but the daytime temperature goes as high as 30 F. Again in March, temperature during day time is between 30 and 40 F.

Some of the must carry items here during these months are:

  • Gloves
  • Sweaters/Jackets
  • Warm pants/jeans
  • Scarf
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Very heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Insulated boots
  • Ski equipment

April – May

The temperature during these months go from cool to mild, and finally to perfect. Nevertheless, Aprils are a little abrupt. You can expect uncertain rains, which sometimes last for several days of the month. On the other hand, the month of May is cool and the overnight temperatures are around 30s F.

If you are travelling during these months, the things you need to carry are:

  • Gloves
  • Sweaters and jackets
  • Warm socks, pants and t-shirts
  • Cold weather foot wears
  • Waterproof foot wears
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Ski equipment (only if you are travelling in May)

June – July – August

Finally, these three months offers a perfect temperature and suitable climate for tourists, and so is considered one of the best times to visit Ouray. You might experience a bit of rain, but nothing too much to worry about.

Ideally you should pack as per the list given below:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long/short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Shorts/short pants
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

September – October

The climate during these months is mild to cool. You can expect a pleasant temperature throughout the day, and even overnight. However, by the end of October, it will get very chilly.

Things you need to pack are:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses and skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts/short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Long/short sleeve shirts
  • Light gloves
  • Warm pants and jackets

November – December

Again the chilly time of the year is back. These months are extremely cold, and you can expect heavy snow falls. You must carry warm clothes, thermal wears, heavy socks, warm foot wears, and plenty of sweaters and jackets. Also, if you plan to ski, make sure to carry the right equipment.

So, there you go. Pack wisely and enjoy your trip to the fullest.