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Often referred to as “The Switzerland of America” for its dramatic peaks and waterfalls, the city of Ouray was founded on mining in the 1800’s. As the Gold Rush was sweeping through the west, Ouray was primarily mined for silver. […]Continue reading
The Ouray Museum is a glorious treasure filled to the brim with artifacts from earlier times. All three floors of the former St. Joseph’s Miner’s Hospital are filled with artifacts, clothing, domestic appliances, books, newspaper articles, medical equipment, pictures, displays, […]Continue reading
From Mining to Ranching to Soaking in Natural Hot Springs; The Beauty of Ouray County is Everlasting! The Ute Indians arrived in what is today known as Ouray County about 1300 AD to find a land formed some 35 million […]Continue reading