Wildlife viewing is easy in Ouray. Deer and elk are in the vicinity year round. Black bears have been spotted in the autumn. Bighorn sheep live on the rocky cliffs above town and are often sighted during winter on 550.
In the high alpine areas, pikas and marmots are common. Occasionally, one finds a ptarmigan. Many birds frequent the area including humming birds.
You can get more information on Wildlife viewing from the Division of Wildlife’s website.