Mount Ouray is a peak located in the central part of the U.S. state of Colorado. It is 18 miles (29 km) southwest of the town of Salida, in northern Saguache County, the northern base of the peak stretches into to southern Chaffee County. The peak makes up the southern tip of Sawatch Mountains, rising nearly 7,000 feet above the Arkansas River Valley. Monarch Pass is four miles northwest of the peak. The mountain is named after the Ute Chief Ouray. Nearby Mount Chipeta, just over a mile to the northwest of Mount Ouray, is named after Chief Ouray's wife.
The standard route is the west ridge. Starting at Marshall Pass, the route heads north along the Continental Divide until the west ridge of Mount Ouray is reached. From there, hike east along this ridge up to the summit.