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Ouray
Surrounded on all sides by snow-capped peaks and set at the narrow head of a deep valley, Ouray touts itself as the "Switzerland of America." With no nearby ski area to attract the tourism of other alpine Colorado towns, Ouray has kept much of its authentic turn-of-the-century charm. The whole town is registered as a Historic District and includes many buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Its free Ice Park attracts amateur and pro ice climbers from around the world.

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Alpine Scenic Tours
Alpine Scenic Tours
Owner description: Alpine Scenic Tours is a specialized tour operation. We cater to the discerning adventurer who cares about comfort. We have a roomy passenger seating area equipped with... more Owner description: Alpine Scenic Tours is a specialized tour operation. We cater to the discerning adventurer who cares about comfort. We have a roomy passenger seating area equipped with comfortable bucket seats. Each seat has its own seat heater and three point safety harness. The seats and truck are elevated for superior views. Getting in and out of our truck is easy due to our unique gate/ladder system. Our tour truck is Ouray's finest. It is a modified Dodge Ram 2500 designed to negotiate the San Juan's most rugged terrain with smoothness, style and safety. Michael, your guide, is a expert at the local history, geology and fuana. He is a veteran tour driver, comical and friendly. You are in the best of hands at Alpine. Alpine maintains a mobile office and will answer phone calls when not on tour. We return messages promptly. Texting us at the fax number listed above is a good way to ask a question or leave a message. We can often return a text when we stop on tour. less
Attraction type: Private Tours; Mountains; 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Ouray Alchemist Museum
Ouray Alchemist Museum
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Yankee Boy Basin
Yankee Boy Basin
Owner description: Surrounded by several mountain peaks (Potosi Peak, Teakettle Mountain, Cirque Mountain, Stony Mountain, and Gilpin Mountain), Yankee Boy Basin is a popular scenic area visited by... more Owner description: Surrounded by several mountain peaks (Potosi Peak, Teakettle Mountain, Cirque Mountain, Stony Mountain, and Gilpin Mountain), Yankee Boy Basin is a popular scenic area visited by hikers, photographers, four-wheelers and nature lovers. less
Attraction type: Geologic Formations; Hiking Trails
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Waterfalls
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Ouray County Museum
Ouray County Museum
Attraction type: History Museums; Sightseeing Tours; Historic Walking Areas
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Mouses Chocolates and Coffee
Mouses Chocolates and Coffee
Ranked #1 of 29 Restaurants in Ouray
Price: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Bon Ton Restaurant
Bon Ton Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 29 Restaurants in Ouray
Price: $14 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
back street bistro
back street bistro
Ranked #3 of 29 Restaurants in Ouray
Cuisines: French, Bistro
Outlaw Restaurant
Outlaw Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 29 Restaurants in Ouray
Price: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, Pasta
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Roast and Toast
Roast and Toast
Ranked #5 of 29 Restaurants in Ouray
Price: $5 - $12
Cuisines: French, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Bistro, Healthy
Dining options: Quick Bites, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hotel Ouray
Hotel Ouray
$50 - $150
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Ouray
Ouray Riverside Inn and Cabins
Ouray Riverside Inn and Cabins
$41 - $250
Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Ouray

Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Lumiere Hotel
4.5 of 5
Lumiere Hotel
$213 - $1,813
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Telluride
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

China Clipper Inn
3.0 of 5
China Clipper Inn
$129 - $250
Ranked #2 of 12 Ouray B&B and Inns
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Hot Springs Inn
Hot Springs Inn
$103 - $151
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Ouray
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Main Street Inn
Main Street Inn
$98 - $148
Ranked #3 of 12 Ouray B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

The Inn at Lost Creek
4.0 of 5
The Inn at Lost Creek
$200 - $644
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Telluride
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The Hotel Telluride
4.0 of 5
The Hotel Telluride
$184 - $521
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Telluride
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Madeline Hotel and Residences
4.5 of 5
Madeline Hotel and Residences
$243 - $509
Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in Telluride
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.