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Ouray Travel Guide: 66 reviews and 100 photos

WOW! These Mountains Sure Are Tall!!

Ouray is a small mining town in Colorado. It is surrounded by the most gigantic, scary looking mountains (although beautiful) I think I have ever seen. The weather here is unpredictable and the elevation is high (above 9,000 feet I think).

Best Western Hotel

This is the Best Western Twin Peaks hotel we stayed at during our trip to Ouray. For more info see my review on the hotel in my hotel tips section.

Sleepy little mountain town

On the right is a picture of the upper part of Main street in Ouray. There wasn't a lot going on in the town when we were there, I found myself asking "where are all the tourists?"

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Friendly locals and great scenery!
  • Cons:Town didn't seem lively, where are all the people?
  • In a nutshell:Nice, quiet mountain town, great for a weekend getaway!
  • Last visit to Ouray: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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