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Residential Ouray - Ouray
Residential Ouray

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  • Written Apr 27, 2004
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Yankee Boy Basin - Ouray
Yankee Boy Basin

There are several abandoned mining sites in this area as well as Mount Sneffels, one of Colorado's climbable 14ers.
Take forest service road 853 (Camp Bird Road) near Box Canyon Falls

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  • Written Apr 25, 2004
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Ouray - Ouray

Ouray

Bachelor Mine tour

In 1884, three bachelors discovered silver near Ouray. The mine later produced $90 million in silver. The tour leads you through the mine on a mine train with real miners as guides. There's also an opportunity to pan for gold.
1 mi north of Ouray on Hwy 550 and turn right on CR 14

Phone: 970 325-0220

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 25, 2004
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Ouray

Ouray County Museum

The museum in located in an 1887 miner's hospital and has several exhibits that depict the town's mining history. There's a re-created mine and other exhibits. 420 6th Avenue

Phone: 970 325-4576

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Lower Cascade Falls - Ouray

Lower Cascade Falls

Lower Cascade Falls

Just outside of town, its a short trail to the falls. Heading south on main street, turn left on 8th Avenue

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snow and ice by the side of the road - Ouray

snow and ice by the side of the road

Ouray Ice Park

In between seasons. Its still too early for ice climbing season to begin, although there has been some snowfall

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  • Written Apr 23, 2004
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