We had lots of people checking out the story about exploring the ghost towns along Colorado's Million Dollar Highway south of Ouray.

This amazing corner of Western Colorado has so much to offer that exploring the area may mean you would prefer to stay a night or two? We can help with that.

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Visit the Switzerland of America in Ouray, Colorado

Ouray, Colorado is often called the outdoor capital of the state. You'll find rock climbing, horseback riding, jeeping, trails, hot springs, and lots of breweries and restaurants. With a nickname like the 'Switzerland of America', you know the view of the San Juan Mountains will not disappoint. Ouray is surrounded by amazing mountain peaks on three and a half sides of town. It sits at an elevation of 7,992 feet.

How Far is Ouray from Grand Junction, Colorado?

The drive from Grand Junction to Ouray is about a 97-mile drive that will take about two hours to complete. Highway 50 to Highway 550. From Ouray, head south to explore the Red Mountain ghost towns. Continue further south to visit Silverton, or head West to Telluride.

What Activities are in Ouray, Colorado?

While in Ouray, make time to see the Box Canyon Waterfall, The Yankee Boy Basin, the Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour, the Ouray Alchemist Museum, Red Mountain Pass, Animas Forks, the Ouray Ice Park (seasonal), and the Grumpy Pants Brewery. Scroll on for a look at this fantastic Airbnb rental located in downtown Ouray.

Enjoy the San Juan Mountains at this Main Street Airbnb in Ouray

Enjoy a weekend in beautiful Ouray, Colorado with a stay at this chic condo overlooking downtown Main Street. You'll be minutes from the Ouray Hot Springs Pool and lots of other neat things to see during your stay.

NEAR OURAY: Explore the Ghost Town of Ironton on Colorado's Million Dollar Highway

The drive down Colorado's Million Dollar Highway takes you right past the abandoned ghost town of Ironton, Colorado established in 1884.

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

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