After sharpening your mind and fueling your soul at TOS-Con 2022, what better way to extend the experience than by joining OSI for a retreat-vacation in Galt’s Gulch?
The stunningly gorgeous Ouray Valley, only an hour flight from Denver, was Ayn Rand’s inspiration for Galt’s Gulch in Atlas Shrugged.
OSI will not organize events in Ouray, as the trip is primarily a company retreat and vacation. But the OSI team will be there from June 27 to July 5, and we invite you to join us in The Gulch for as much of that time as you can. There’s lots to do, and beauty abounds!
In addition to engaging socially, here’s what’s in store, where to stay, and how to get there:
What You Can Do in Ouray
- Go rafting
- Soak in the hot springs
- Visit waterfalls such as Box Canyon Falls and Cascade Falls
- Go rock climbing
- Try via ferrata, a form of climbing that involves steel cables anchored in the rock
- Catch a performance, lecture, or movie at the Wright Opera House
- Ride horses
- Visit breweries
- Go hiking on trails such as the Perimeter Trail, a six-mile trek that features four waterfalls
- Tour old mines and pan for gold
- Visit Ridgway State Park, which features a large reservoir suitable for kayaking and paddleboarding (rentals available)
Where You Can Stay
Options include historic hotels, rustic cabins, breathtaking campgrounds, and charming B&Bs:
- Ouray Main Street Inn
- Hotel Ouray
- Ouray Riverside Resort (also offers cabin rentals)
- San Juan Chalet and cabin
- Apartments and cabins on Airbnb
- Cabins, suites, and apartments on Vrbo
- Trip101’s list of the best cabin rentals in Ouray on Airbnb and Vrbo
- Camping at Amphitheater Campground
- Camping at Angel Creek Campground
- The historic Western Hotel, established in 1891
How You Can Get There
Currently, roundtrip flights start at $360, and car rentals start at $55/day (for drivers over 26). The beautiful, scenic drive is about five hours and forty minutes. It features a stretch of U.S. 550, aka “The Million-Dollar Highway,” a road with some of the most spectacular views in the country.
Please note that OSI will not organize events in Ouray, as the trip is primarily a company retreat and vacation. Having worked long and hard to produce and host TOS-Con, we will be ready for a vacation. So organizing travel, lodging, and activities is up to each individual him or herself. You can coordinate with others via TOS-Con’s Facebook Group. You also do not have to attend TOS-Con in order to join un in Ouray. Everyone who would like to come is welcome.
We hope you’ll book a room, cabin, or the like—and we hope to see you in The Gulch!