Spending a weekend in Ouray, Colorado – Switzerland of America 📌 Sharing some fun, adventurous things to do while you visit this cute mountain town!
Perimeter Trail – a 6.0 mile trail with beautiful views of Ouray. If you hike 0.7 miles south on the cliff path, this will lead you to the base of Cascade Falls shown in the photo below.
Chief Ouray Mine Trail – a 4.3, challenging out-and-back hike that leads you to an old mine shaft.
Silvershield Trail – a 4.1, challenging out-and-back hike.
Drive Imogene Pass for some stunning views. You will pass through Tomboy Townsite, once known as one of the most active mining towns in Colorado. Be mindful this road is rocky, steep and narrow, so be sure to travel this road with a 4-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle.
Visit the former mining ghost towns.
Experience one of three of Ouray’s Via Ferratas for an exhilarating experience in the San Juan Mountains!
Be a miner for a day on the Bachelor Syracus Mine Tour.
Drive the Million Dollar Highway for some stunning views! Drive from Ouray to Silverton – be sure to stop at the Switzerland of America sign right outside of Ouray.
Do some off roading on class 1 – class 5 trails. You can rent an off-highway vehicle in town.
If you are looking for campsites, Angel Creek Campground, Amphitheater Campground and Thistledown Campground all have stunning views of the San Juan Mountain range of the Rockies. You can make reservations at the Amphitheater Campground. However, Angel Creek and Thistledown Campground are first-come, first-serve. We stayed at Thistledown Campground right on Canyon Creek – this campsite was one of the best we have stayed at!