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Welcome to Ouray ...

Ouray is located in Uintah County<1>.

Ouray is 4,670 feet [1,423 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Ouray is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Ouray lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ouray is within the (435) area code.

Communities Also Named Ouray ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Ouray - it's located in Colorado.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ouray.

Communities near Ouray ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ouray.

  • Randlett [Uintah County]
  • Fort Duchesne [Uintah County]
  • Gusher [Uintah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gusher
    • Gusher [Uintah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Ouray
    • Former names for Gusher:
    • Moffat
    • Sober City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gusher
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gusher<4>
  • Independence [Uintah County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
    • Independence [Uintah County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Ouray
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ballard [Uintah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballard
      • Ballard [Uintah County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the northwest of Ouray
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,105 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballard
    • Myton [Duchesne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myton
      • Myton [Duchesne County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the west of Ouray
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 602 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Myton<4>
    • Roosevelt [Duchesne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roosevelt
      • Roosevelt [Duchesne County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the northwest of Ouray
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,261 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roosevelt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roosevelt<4>
    • Lapoint [Uintah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lapoint
      • Lapoint [Uintah County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the north of Ouray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lapoint have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lapoint
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lapoint<4>
    • Bennett [Uintah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennett
      • Bennett [Uintah County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<3> to the northwest of Ouray
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennett
    • Ioka [Duchesne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ioka
      • Ioka [Duchesne County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<3> to the northwest of Ouray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ioka have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ioka

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ouray. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ouray.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ouray. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ouray.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ouray. See our Newspapers Page for Ouray.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ouray ...

Looking for more information about Ouray? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Ouray, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ouray.

Adding Ouray to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ouray in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ouray was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Ouray on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1900.

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ouray on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ouray. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Uintah County: www.co.uintah.ut.us/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Uintah, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ouray - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ouray) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ouray. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OurayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ouray. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0892, Longitude: -109.6772    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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