If you’re searching for a day-trip destination, we’ve got a couple of suggestions. Located 19 miles away, Silverton is worth getting in the car for. Kendall Mountain Recreation Area ought to be high up on your list here. Silverton Powdercats and Ice Lakes are fantastic attractions too. Don’t skip Montrose either! Just 34 miles away, Links At Cobble Creek, Ute Indian Museum and Museum of the Mountain West are essential stops here.
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No other mode of transportation can offer you convenience and freedom like your own car. Whatever the reason for your jaunt to Ouray, CarRentals.com has a fantastic selection of vehicles for you to pick from. Spending a weekend in the city with your partner? Get cozy by grabbing the keys to a convertible. A delight to drive and easy to park in tight spots, you’ll love sitting side by side in one of these little rides. An SUV is ideal for large families. There’s room enough for everyone and you can venture wherever you want, when you want. If you’re on a business trip, a premium car will get you from one meeting to the next in style and comfort.
You’ll be glad to hear that there’s an impressive variety of both economy and high-end rental vehicles in Ouray. What you end up going for depends on your budget and the activities you’ve got planned. Specialty vehicles offer the best in mod cons and comfort. If you’re splurging, why not book an elite SUV, or perhaps a cushy mid-sized sedan? Alternatively, if you just need something to get you from A to B as cheaply as possible, go for a versatile compact vehicle (or something else that’s unlikely to break the bank).
There’s quite a bit more to driving around Ouray than just sliding behind the wheel and putting your foot on the gas. Get the scoop on a few important road rules here:
You’ll be motoring along the right-hand side of the road in Ouray. Even though the rules may be similar to home, it’s wise to drive with extra care in destinations you’ve never been.
Parking in Ouray is a cinch. There’s no need to keep driving around the block in dense traffic here — and that’s why the locals love it. There’s lots of off and on-street parking to choose from.
As with most cities, you can expect more traffic in the hours before and after work. However, with a population of about 1,000, traffic congestion isn’t a huge issue in Ouray.
Speed limits vary in and around the city of Ouray, but usually range from 20mph to 75mph. Most residential areas have a maximum speed of 25mph unless posted otherwise.
Most of the time, your chosen rental car company will bill the fined amount to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact details with the relevant local law enforcement agency so they can issue a fine directly to you.
Like many places, standard cell phone usage is not allowed while cruising around Ouray. An exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just remember to keep your eyes on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while operating a vehicle in Ouray is 0.08%. If you’re planning on partying, leave your wheels behind and organize another way of getting home instead.
Yes, drivers may turn on a red light in Ouray. However, before you do you have to completely stop the car. Continue only when the lane you are turning into is clear of approaching traffic.
Although there are some exceptions, seat belts are mandatory in Ouray County.