Things to do in Ouray

Top Things to Do in Ouray

Things to Do in Ouray

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  • Cnieves3
    Edmond, OK203 contributions
    Well worth the stop and the entry fee is minimal. Adults are $5, children to 17 years old are $3 and senior citizens are free. My 81 year old mother made the walk down the stairs and we took the long way around to avoid the steps on the way back. Tall people need to watch out due to overhanging rock and you can take stairs down to the river bed. Make sure you stop and enjoy nature's power.
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • Marcie
    Homer Glen5 contributions
    Rented a UTV from Colorado West and drove up to Yankee Boy and Governor’s Basins. The views are breathtaking. Not very highly traveled so no issues on some of the narrower parts of the road. Beautiful area
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Brian H
    Humble, TX2 contributions
    Jason our guide was excellent in presenting the history of the mine and details of the area. I would also highly recommend doing the very reasonable gold panning session at the end of the tour. Adults and kids in our group all loved it!
    Written 3 July 2022
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  • Marcie
    Homer Glen5 contributions
    Hiked this one early one morning. Not very busy while we were on the trail. We did the whole trail in about 3 1/4 hours and that was with stopping to take photos and chat with a few fellow hikers. Great views of waterfalls, canyons and the town.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Steve O
    1 contribution
    We were really looking forward to seeing this museum so we scheduled a tour with Curt about two or three weeks ahead to make sure he was available. What a fantastic experience this was! Not only is the collection of items enormous and all-encompassing over every period of pharmacies but Curt himself was an absolute master at adding to the various displays with his extensive collection of stories, knowledge of history and his sense of humor. He kept things personable by continuously referring to us by our names and making references both to where we currently live as well as the two different states we grew up in. Learning the various perspectives of how the development of pharmacies affected political events of various times was certainly eye-opening, as was the discovery of how easy it was to call oneself a pharmacist or even a doctor once upon a time. Curt's attention to detail and the whole flow of his presentation was masterful. I'm so glad we were able to experience it and we'd certainly visit again the next time we are in Ouray.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Cheryl677
    Crown Point, Indiana276 contributions
    Took this road to Telluride. Such great views and took many pictures, not as scary as the other roads
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • Cnieves3
    Edmond, OK203 contributions
    Well worth it. Easy to do after a day spent exploring. About 50 yards up before the incline increases is a bench to sit and enjoy the falls. Climbing up is easy and it was nice to sit on a rock and enjoy the views before we came back down. It only took about 45 minutes.
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • Kenny F
    Ashland, NE22 contributions
    This is a great day trip if you are just seeing the sights and are not doing the whole "Jeep" thing. Most sources say that this can be reached via 2wd. Yes, it can but I'd only do it in a car you hate or maybe if you borrowed someone's without telling them. Even then, it would take some finesse. 4wd isn't necessarily needed but it sure makes a world of difference. The biggest issue is major portions of the road are comprised of fairly large, sharp rocks. I did it in a rental Ford Explorer with 4wd. (The rental company probably wouldn't approve).The 4wd worked great but I was really concerned about the tires taking a sidewall hit. They were just stock all-season tires. No way should a 2wd car, with it's low ground clearance attempt this road. A 2wd suv could make it with a competent driver taking it slow if it's dry. A stock, street 4wd is no issue but beware! Your donut spare isn't going to get you home from here!
    Written 9 September 2021
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  • Julijamarija
    Mies, Switzerland89 contributions
    Great experience! Lots of attention for the instruction, right size kit etc and then lots of explanation and patience with the climbing. Great facilities, lovely staff, highly recommend. Quite expensive for a guide (around 500 for a family for the morning) but it was was worth it, we will remember this for a long time. So different. Our instructor was Dawn and she was friendly, patient and knowledgeable. Thank you!
    Written 22 March 2022
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  • Sandy L
    2 contributions
    What a fun place!

    While we in Ouray, CO. we stopped in to the visitor’s center and the Ouray County Historical Society Museum was recommended to us. I’m so glad we went because it was a wonderful local museum! From the outside it is not obvious that it contains about 30 rooms full of local history on the way people lived in Ouray in the 19th and 20th century as well as exhibitions on mining, medicine (the building originally was a hospital), military service and a fantastic mineral exhibition that must be seen to be believed. Marie, the docent volunteer, was super interesting and knowledgeable about everything in the museum. We also met Steve, who was in training to be a docent and he was actually one of the last people to be born in the building when it was a hospital. Between the two of them, there is really noting they couldn’t tell us about Ouray and the surrounding communities. A trip here is certainly worth the time and money. It was a highlight of our trip.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Cheryl677
    Crown Point, Indiana276 contributions
    My dog loved this trail because of the ice-cold water to rest his paws and drink the cool water. It is really pretty with the smooth rocks and water rushing down.
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • Julijamarija
    Mies, Switzerland89 contributions
    Lovely experience amonts cold winter winds and snow. Water was really warm. The place itself is tidy, however the changing rooms are very muddy due to everyone’s boots. Showers are hot, towels can be bought if forgotten.
    Written 22 March 2022
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  • Vanessa Candelaria
    1 contribution
    Super cute spot to have a beer and enjoy the town! Service was great. Perfect spot to end your night.
    Written 3 July 2022
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  • Donna R
    18 contributions
    Jeeping trip was amazing and loved seeing this old mine during our travels on the trails. We spend 4 days in Ouray. Beautiful town.
    Written 29 September 2021
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  • Tony B
    90 contributions
    Pretty demanding hike for novices. The elevation change at the beginning of the hike is interesting as you encounter forest and shale rockslides. The views are incredible, but the climb takes some endurance. As a couple In our 50s, we climbed slowly but steadily, and we did fine. This is not a climb for children, in my opinion. The path narrows significantly with some serious drop offs into the gorge. The creek is beautiful. Loved the sound of rushing water and falls. We only went to the Grizzly Bear mine, but it was a satisfying experience. We learned a bit about Colorado mining history. The tall pines and Aspen trees were beautiful.
    Written 16 June 2021
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